Book to Film Club

This is a book club with a difference in which we will explore wonderful films and the great literature that inspired them. On the first Thursday of every month you are invited to join us in watching and discussing the film of the novel you have just read. The course hopes to prove that the cliché that the book is always better than the film is just not true.

Each session will include presentations about the novel and the film and after the discussion the conversation can move into the gallery space where you can share your opinions over a cup of tea or some lunch.

The next session is from 10:30 to 13:30 on Thursday 1 August when we will be watching In the Heat of the Night. Please read John Ball’s novel of the same name before the session.  

Future books and films will range from the classics to the contemporary including Stand by me and The Miseducation of Cameron Post. We are open to your suggestions too.

The course is led by Depot’s Education Manager, Lisa, who lectures in Film Studies at Varndean College and studied a degree in English Literature.

Course fee: £10.00

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The book club is a great idea.  Not only does it allows us a month to read the novel on which a film is based, but also it encourages discussion on the novel led by a committed lecturer on literature and film whose passion about the subjects is inspiring. 

Paulene (Book to Film Club Member)

Book to Film Club screenings

In the Heat of the Night 12A
Thu 1 Aug 11:00
An African-American police detective is..

Stand By Me 15
Thu 5 Sep 11:00
After the death of a..

To Kill a Mockingbird PG
Thu 3 Oct 11:00
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in..

The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15
Thu 7 Nov 11:00
In 1993, a teenage girl..

Silver Linings Playbook 15
Thu 5 Dec 11:00
After a stint in a..