Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 pm

Book and Film Forum

Join us for a special book and movie event, co-sponsored by the Austen Riggs Center as part of their Film Forum series.  On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., come to the Austen Riggs Center’s Medical Office Building (25 Main Street, Stockbridge) to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, 115 minutes, directed by Blake Edwards), a movie based on the novella by Truman Capote (1958). Copies of the novella will be available to check out at the Library, and a discussion – led by Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD and Library Assistant Barbara Dowling – will follow the movie screening.

Who has the right to judge the paths we choose? Society girl Holly Galightly’s (Audrey Hepburn) choices bring her to a glamorous world of parties, celebrities and intrigue, not to mention some New York style self-reinvention, but she can’t quite escape the shadows of her past. Paul Varjak’s choices support his dream of becoming a writer, but at what price? These autonomous worlds, each with their share of shame and doubt, collide in the stairwell of a Manhattan walk-up, with the help of a cat named Cat, a mobster named Sally Tomato, and an unusual role for Mickey Rooney.

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