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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Big Read Film Program: Brick

As part of the Big Read the Monroe Library will be showing the movie Brick on May 21st at 7pm.

Much like The Maltese Falcon, Brick is a noir-ish detective story set in California. The twist is that Brick is set in a high school and all of its characters are teens or young adults. It tells the story of Brendan, a loner whose desperate ex-girlfriend calls him when she gets in trouble. After she disappears Brendan begins looking into her life and cirrcle of friends to get to the bottom of what has happened to her and who is responsible.

Rian Johnson made the film, his first, after being influenced by the works of Dashiell Hammett and tapped a young cast of up-and-coming actors including Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Stop-Loss) and Emile de Ravin (Lost). The film was nominated for a number of awards including an Independent Spirit Award and won at Sundance for Originality of Vision. All adults and teens are invited to join us for our showing of this remarkable film and a discussion to follow.

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