Books Into Film


participants will read a book, view a film adaptation, and participate in a discussion led by
a humanities faculty member. Discussions will occur once in October and once in March


Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore MD

Spring 2011:

The spring selection is “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” a collection of short stories by Sherman Alexie. The film, “Smoke Signals,” was directed by Chris Eyre and released in 1998. The screening and discussion will be led by Associate Professor Joe Schaub, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Communication Arts Department.

The screening will be held in the Loyola Notre Dame Library’s Ridley Auditorium (directions) on Monday, March 28 at 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Fall 2010:

The fall selection was “The Complete Persepolis,” a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about growing up in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution. The film adaptation, “Persepolis,” was directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi and released in the US in 2007. The screening and discussion was led by Prof. Mark Osteen, Loyola University Maryland, Department of English.

The screening was held in the Loyola Notre Dame Library’s Ridley Auditorium (directions) on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:30pm.


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