Celebrating Cinema: Adaptation (15)
P L E A S E N O T E: Age certification is wrongly listed in the Film Guide, age rating is 15 and not 12A. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
Comedy Drama | US | 2002
1 hr 54 min
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt ‘The Orchid Thief’ by Susan Orlean for the Screen.
“What a bewilderingly brilliant and entertaining movie this is – a confounding story about orchid thieves and screenwriters, elegant New Yorkers and scruffy swamp rats, truth and fiction. Adaptation is a movie that leaves you breathless with curiosity, as it teases itself with the directions it might take. To watch the film is to be actively involved in the challenge of its creation.” Roger Ebert
Spike Jonze and Kaufman have created a witty, surreal, brilliant, inventive and a wonderfully inspirational film.
Sunday 16 Oct. 7.30 pm Celebrating Cinema with Introduction and Q & A
The Mowlem Theatre BH19 1DD
£7.50: £5.50 (students and under 25s)
Script writer and director Louis Ackerman (Flesh and Blood 2018: Blink and You’ll Miss It 2022; Life Expectancy in production) will be introducing Adaptation and doing a Q&A about the role of the screen writer.
The third film in our Celebrating Cinema series. The others are:
Cult Classic, Q & A, DRAMA, COMEDY