Williamstown Public Library 150th Anniversary Film Series: Adaptation

Williamstown Public Library 150th Anniversary Film Series: Adaptation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

6:00 PM–7:30 PM
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Due to weather conditions, this event has been canceled.

Of the screenwriters of the early twenty-first century, Charlie Kaufman might have the most revealing love/hate relationship with books. In Adaptation, he writes himself into the film from the beginning. Charlie Kaufman, played by Nicolas Cage, is a confused Los Angeles screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy and self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (also played by Nicolas Cage). While struggling to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. Do all screenwriters secretly wish they were writing books?

Free. Accessible seats available; for information, call 413 458 0524.

It is the Clark's pleasure to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Williamstown Library. On March 9, 1874, the town of Williamstown approved a free public library for its residents. 150 years later, the library continues to enrich the town, making it an interesting, vibrant, active, and involved community. Several months of anniversary celebrations will be held during 2024, including this film series celebrating the transformative power of reading. For a full schedule of events, visit the library’s website.

Image: Adaptation, Spike Jonze, 2002