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Great Adaptations: It

Andy Muschietti

EnglishUSA2017135 min


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Screens Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00pm!
FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members
Part of our Great Adaptations series!
Pre-film lecture, "The Don'ts And Be Carefuls Of Child Representation" taught by Andy Scahill, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Colorado at Denver

Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

With more than 50% of all films in release over the last century having been adapted from books, the journey that a creative property takes from page to screen is a unique and complicated one. In order to be a truly great adaptation how close must you follow the original material and how much can you stray and take off from the beaten path? Characters, timelines, locations, endings, everything is up for interpretation and those changes can be met with either chagrin or celebration.
We're taking five different films, each considered one of the best adaptations of its source material and diving in to see what each did to set themselves apart. From the wild and abstract "Adaptation." to the snappy "The Thin Man", the shocking "Manchurian Candidate", the expansive "Blade Runner" and the vivid and terrifying "It".

Cinematographer: Chung-hoon Chung | Screenwriter: Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman based on the novel by Stephen King
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor