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Great Adaptations

Overview

Screenings April 17th, May 13th & 23rd, and June 5th & 12th

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.

Films in Program...

Great Adaptations: Adaptation.

Great Adaptations: Adaptation.

Screens Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00pm at the Sie FilmCenter. Introduction and post-film discussion lead by Adam Graves, MSU Denver.

USA 2002 114 Min
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Great Adaptations: It

Great Adaptations: It

Screens Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00pm! FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members 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 childre

USA 2017 135 Min
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Great Adaptations: The Thin Man

Great Adaptations: The Thin Man

Screens Sunday, May 13th at 2:00pm on 35mm film! FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members The recently divorced Gilbert Wynant discovers that his new girlfriend has stolen $50,000 and is carrying on with other men.

USA 1934 91 Min
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Great Adaptations: The Manchurian Candidate

Great Adaptations: The Manchurian Candidate

Screens Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00pm Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon.

USA 1962 126 Min
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Great Adaptations: Blade Runner - Final Cut

Great Adaptations: Blade Runner - Final Cut

Screens Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00pm Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth.

USA 1982 117 Min
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