Sunday (Sept. 18) was the beginning of National Book Banning Week, so this is the first of a series of reminiscences about the influence of books in my life, something I have been thinking about for a long time. I don’t know if any of them have been banned, but each has been important …
The Public (2018)
When homeless people at an urban library refuse to leave because it is so cold & shelters are full, a librarian is faced with opposing or siding with them.
What a remarkable, unusual film! Click the image to read my entire review.
The Book Thief (2013)
Based on a beloved novel, the story is set in Germany in WWII as a young girl must hide with foster parents when the Gestapo arrest her real parents. Click the movie title to read the whole review.