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April 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant. In the film, a black teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), is invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester (Sean Connery), through whom he refines his talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity. Anna Paquin, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Pitt, Glenn Fitzgerald, April Grace, Busta Rhymes and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poet Charles Bernstein star in supporting roles.
Book ‘Em Film Series: Many great movies are adaptations of books. Some make books the stars. Commemorating National Library Week (April 7-13), the Library screens three films this month in which books aren’t just seen or mentioned. They’re major plot elements, even characters.
(2000 PG-13) Located in Durwood Film Vault