Houston Public Library presents Story to Screen
Celebrate reading and fun with the Story to Screen free summer movie events, presented as part of the Houston Public Library’s launch of its Summer Reading for Grown Ups program. The free movie events will be presented by HPL and Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow once a month during the summer. This year the Library will be commemorating 400 Years of William Shakespeare by featuring movies that are an adaptation of one of several of Shakespeare’s stories and Homer’s Odyssey.
- June 30: Romeo + Juliet - Director Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film adaptation of the Shakespearean play with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles. Celebrate a summer of reading and fun with the first Story to Screen event, which will also feature a special Shakespearean performances on the Plaza by Main Street Theater.
- July 28: Clueless - The 1995 coming-of-age comedy, written and directed by Amy Heckerling and loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma, stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy.
- August 25: O Brother, Where Art Thou - Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression and starring George Clooney and John Turturro, the Coen Brothers adventure film is a modern satire loosely based on Homer's epic poem, Odyssey.