Keyword: literature

Reader

The Reader (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/09/2008
When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous...
Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/10/1998
It is the summer of 1593, and the rising young star of London's theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer's block. While the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him, Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse--and in an extraordinary moment in which life imitates art, he finds and falls for a woman who...
Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/15/2013
It's 1944, and future Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg is studying at Columbia University. He falls for fellow classmate Lucien Carr and strikes up friendships with writers William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and with a mysterious outsider named David Krammerer. But when Krammerer turns up dead, Kerouac, Burroughs and Carr are all arrested as suspects in his murder and the lives of these young men...
Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/05/2013
Raimund Gregorius is a gifted but dull 57-year-old high school classical languages teacher in Switzerland. After a chance meeting with a beautiful Portuguese woman, he discovers the work of a Portuguese poet and doctor, Amadeu de Prado, and boards a train for Lisbon, determined to uncover more of his work.
Wilde

Wilde (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 04/30/1998
The life story of Oscar Wilde, the controversial and outlandish Irish-born poet, novelist, and dramatist of the late 19th century.
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 02/07/2013
This portrait of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, activist and co-founder of the City Lights Bookstore, focuses on his pivotal role in creating the Beat movement and many literary careers. Interviews with Ferlinghetti, which took place over the course of a decade, include discussions on topics including the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch: and Jack...
Salinger

Salinger (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
This documentary includes interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger's friends and colleagues - who have never spoken on the record before - as well as previously unseen film footage, photographs and other material. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and...

Maj (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/29/2008
A father seduces his son's lover. When the son finds out he kills his father and ends up in prison, awaiting execution.
Ma Mere

Ma Mere (2005)

Rated: NC 17 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 05/12/2005
In the Canary Islands, a family shares a home. The mother Helene, cool and in charge, and her teenaged son Pierre, a pious Catholic back from boarding school, discuss his father's infidelity; the next they hear, he is dead in a car crash. Helene launches into a wild series of parties, gradually involving her son in her drugging, drinking and sex-fuelled nights out. When she mysteriously goes away...
Leonie

Leonie (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 03/14/2013
Leonie Gimour's life spanned continents, wars and cultures in her courageous, passionate quest for freedom and self-expression. As an independent young woman, seeking to overcome restrictive female roles in turn-of-the-century America, Leonie is retained by the famous Japanese poet Yone Noguchi as his editor. Their relationship evolves into a romantic one, but Yone leaves her abruptly when she...
Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens - famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success - falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The...
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, this is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best-including filmmaker/nephew...
Dir: Nicholas Wrathall
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Kérity la maison des contes (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/29/2009
Seven-year-old Nathaniel goes to spend the summer vacation in the seaside villa that belonged to his old aunt Eleanor. Nathaniel's parents inherited the villa and Nathaniel also received a gift in his aunt's will: a whole library of old books. The inheritance doesn't much interest him until he discovers that the books are inhabited--Captain Hook, Alice and even the Wicked Fairy all live inside...
Mr. Pip

Mr. Pip (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
During the1990s civil war in Papau New Guinea, the last Englishman in Bougainville teaches the local children by reading them "Great Expectations," transporting a little girl who believes that the character Pip is her friend. Her passion for storytelling terrorizes to the village when Pip's identity is misunderstood by the invading army. Ultimately, her courage and imagination must sustain her if...

Tolkien & Lewis (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/30/2015
Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 07/04/2013
Three years past his divorce, veteran novelist Bill Borgens cannot stop obsessing over, let alone spying on, his ex-wife Erica, who ignominiously left him for another man. Even as his neighbor-with-benefits, Tricia, tries to push him back into the dating pool, he remains blind to anyone else's charms. Meanwhile, his fiercely independent collegiate daughter Samantha is publishing her first novel...

Who is KK Downey? (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/04/2008
Theo and Terrence are best buddies, twenty-something scenesters with big ambitions. Theo's invested three years in his first novel "Truck Stop Hustler," the hair-raising, drug-soaked tale of a male prostitute. Terrence is a sociopathic slob with delusions of grandeur, dreams of rock 'n' roll superstardom with all the hedonism and hero worship that entails. But the cards aren't in their favor...
Austenland

Austenland (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
Single, 30-something Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.
Hours

The Hours (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/26/2002
Spanning across various time periods in the 20th century, a drama revolves around three very different women: two of whom have been profoundly affected by the works of Virginia Woolf; the other woman is Woolf, herself. All three are battling with issues of freedom, responsibility and identity. As the story unfolds, they are negotiating their way through different depressive states: Virginia Woolf...
Big Sur

Big Sur (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
When Jack Kerouac becomes overwhelmed by the success of his opus "On the Road," he struggles to battle inner demons and seeks respite in three brief sojourns to a cabin in the small, coastal California town of Big Sur.

The Riddle (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/06/2008
An ambitious London journalist investigates a series of present-day murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 01/26/2006
A proper English gentleman, Tristram Shandy strides home from his ancestral home, Shandy Hall, to introduce himself. Tristram launches into his life story at the beginning: with his birth. He is soon distracted by the sight of his Uncle Toby and his friend Corporal Trim at work on their scale model reproduction of the 1695 siege at Namur, where Toby sustained embarrassing injuries. No account of...
Hoax

The Hoax (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 04/05/2007
In 1971, Clifford Irving, an ambitious yet struggling writer who's been looking for that one big story for so long, brazenly decides to make one up. At first the idea is just a savvy artistic prank, but if that's what the world wants, Irving believes he can take it further. Shrouding himself in a clever cloud of secrecy, he drops the news to a major publisher that he has been approached by the one...
Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 11/09/2006
One morning, a seemingly average and generally solitary IRS agent named Harold Crick begins to hear a female voice narrating his every action, thought and feeling in alarmingly precise detail. Harold's carefully controlled life is turned upside down by this narration only he can hear, and when the voice declares that Harold Crick is facing imminent death, he realizes he must find out who is...
Gemma Bovery

Gemma Bovery (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 09/09/2014
Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes.