Book to Film Club (Everything is Illuminated)
*This event has been changed to a Zoom discussion on Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.
We'll be watching the film Everything is Illuminated (PG-13, 106 minutes) on our own through Kanopy and having a discussion about the book and film over Zoom. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. The e-book and audiobook are always available on Libby, and the book is also available to check out. If you would like to participate, please sign up for the event and you will be sent the Zoom meeting details.
Synopsis: A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex (Eugene Hutz), a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather (Boris Leskin) and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.