Lit Flicks Film Series

A page-to-screen series 

This series, in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Society, focuses on Academy Award-winning book-to-film selections. Viewers are encouraged to read the books prior to each screening.

There will be a brief review and talk before the screening, followed by a discussion facilitated by Tod Goldberg, director of the UCR Palm Desert MFA program, cultural critic, and author of more than a dozen books.

Registration is free, but seating is limited.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

6pm, Wednesday, Jul. 25: The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 British-American epic war classic, directed by David Lean and based on the novel, Le Pont de la Riviera Kwai (1952) by Pierre Boulle. The film was widely praised, winning seven Academy Awards. In 1997, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Silence of the Lambs

6pm, Wednesday, Aug. 29: Silence of the Lambs

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, the film follows FBI trainee Clarice Starling as she seeks the advice of imprisoned serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to apprehend another serial killer. It won Academy Awards in all the top five categories.

No Country for Old Men

6pm, Wednesday, Sept. 26: Silence of the Lambs

In this 2007 neo-Western thriller, violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong (and more than two million dollars in cash) near the Rio Grande. Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, No Country for Old Men won four Academy Awards and was listed as a movie of the year by the American Film Institute.