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Winter With “The Hours”

Winter With "The Hours"

Yet another great reason to be a member of the Enzian Film Society: for the past three years Enzian and the Rollins College English Department have presented a “Winter With The Writers” special event in late January. These exceptional programs feature a free screening of an acclaimed film based on a classic novel, with the author of that novel in attendance. In 2006 we hosted Tobias Wolff for a showing of Michael Caton-Jones’ adaptation of THIS BOY’S LIFE. Last year it was Russell Banks with a screening of Paul Schrader’s AFFLICTION. And three weeks from today, on Wednesday January 30, we are proud to present THE HOURS, directed by Stephen Daldry from the novel by Michael Cunningham.

This star-studded, intelligent drama from 2002 won an Oscar for Best Actress (Nicole Kidman) and was nominated for a whopping 8 others, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay (David Hare), Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), and Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore). It tells the rich, multi-generational story of three women (Kidman, Moore, and Meryl Streep) who have all had to deal with suicide in some way, and how their lives relate to Virginia Woolf’s depression-themed novel, “Mrs. Dalloway.”

But even though there’s no admission for the event, it is not open to the general public. You must be a current Enzian Film Society member or part of the Rollins College student body or faculty to attend. So with the beginning of the new year and all the other great perks of membership, can you think of a better time to sign up and join the fun at Enzian?

–Matthew

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