R413 Winter 2020 Booker Winners and Losers: Movies
Thursdays, 11:30–1:30, Jan. 30–Feb. 20
Instructor: Luci Martel
This course will view movies made from Booker Literary prizewinners and short listers.
- Jan. 30: Heat and Dust. In 1920s India, an Englishwoman outrages English society when she leaves her civil servant husband and elopes with an Indian prince.
- Feb. 6: The Sense of an Ending. A reclusive man leads a quiet existence until long buried secrets force him to face the flawed recollections of his youth, the truth about his first love, and the devastating consequences of decisions made long ago.
- Feb. 13: Atonement. Ian McEwan’s story of love and war; childhood and class; and guilt and forgiveness in prewar England.
- Feb. 20: The Bookshop. An English widow fulfills her dream of opening a bookstore in a seaside village and struggles with the polite but uncompromising opposition of the town’s arbiters of culture.
is a longtime OLLI member, an avid reader, and a movie buff.