The Reel Book Lovers Club Book to Movie Selections for 2017

reel book lovers club held monthly for book to movie adaptions

If you love reading and watching movies that have been adapted from books, then you’ll want to join the Reel Book Lovers each month at the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton, NH. Seeing your favorite characters brought to life on the big screen can sometimes be thrilling and everything you hoped for, and other times, it can be utterly disappointing. This book/movie club is for people who are interested in reading books, watching the movies they inspired and discussing them with friends.

SCHEDULE

From January through May meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Nash Gallery on the lower level of the library.  Due to the Gordon-Nash Music & Art series being held at the library on the third Wednesday of each month from June to October, club meetings will move to the fourth Wednesday of the month. The movie will start at 5:30 p.m. where the group will watch that month’s movie together and then discuss the book and movie following the viewing. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (sharing is optional), popcorn will be provided.

Schedule of upcoming book club meetings

02/15/17: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

03/15/17: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

04/19/17: How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo

05/17/17: Inferno by Dan Brown

06/28/17: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates by Mike & Dave Stangle

07/2017: BREAK FOR SUMMER READING

08/23/17: Different Seasons: The Body by Stephen King (Stand by Me)

09/27/17: Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg

10/25/17: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

11/15/17: True Grit by Charles Portis

The Reel Book Lovers Club is free and open to all. Book to movie selections feature a variety of genres for everyone to enjoy and perhaps break out of their comfort zone. For more information visit http://gordonnashlibrary.org/ or call (603) 744-8061. Join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ReelBookLovers, even if you can’t make it to the meeting, please feel free to join the discussion on our wall.

Short Experimental Horror Film “Schlaflahmung” wins Spirit of the Festival Award

schlaflahmung a short black and white experiemental horror film by sam kench

sam kench wins live free or die film festival spirit awardThis was definitely the biggest thing to happen to this small production company in 2016!!

Our favorite writer/director, Sam Kench of Brickwall Pictures (a.k.a. my son) wrote, directed, shot and edited the short, experimental, black and white, horror film ‘Schlaflahmung‘, which first showed publicly at the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Open Screen – the only open mic night for filmmakers in the Boston area.

The film was accepted into the Live Free of Die Film Festival and the Enzian Film Slam. Sam came up with the concept and started filming the summer before he left for Full Sail University in Winter Park Florida. He finished filming the short film when he came home to New Hampshire over Christmas break.

cathy-schlaflahmungThe short film features hauntingly beautiful images taken around Newfound Lake and other areas of central New Hampshire including Bristol, Plymouth and Danbury. You may recognize Cathy Nolan Vinčević from Kench’s other short horror movie, ‘Til Death’ (click here to watch). 

Schlaflahmung‘ captures an abstract vision of a nightmare and won the Spirit of the Festival award at the Live Free or Die Film Fest. Click here to check out Sam’s Vlog of his festival experience.

laurels for the live free or die film festivallaurels for the enzian film slamOn Halloween 2016 Sam Kench released his award winning short film on Brickwall Pictures Youtube channel.

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Micro-Action Short and Super Funky Pants

laundry fight an action short by brickwall pictures

laundry fight an action short by brickwall picturesBy now you’re familiar with the funny, honest and informational movie reviews from Sam Kench and the Brickwall Pictures team, but did you know they also make really quick micro-action shorts semi-regularly to add to the current content on their Youtube channel?  Sam and his team put together a minimal story, with zero budget and a bare bones crew just to do more of what they love to do.

black-and-white-wrapped-pantsLaundry Room Fight is the first action short in a new series of shorts they are working on. Be sure to subscribe to the channel to watch more.

Check out those super cool pants made by yours truly, worn by the antagonist. I made a few funky pairs of men’s pants for an apocalyptic film project Sam is working on, but he decided they were too “stylish” for his film. Luckily he was not opposed to wearing them himself – Cool beans!

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Christmas Movie Review #5: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

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rudolph-and-frostys-christmas-in-julyOur friends from Brickwall Pictures, chose to review Rankin/Bass produced stop motion Christmas movies for their 2016 Brickwall Pictures Christmas special. For Day #5 Tara Hartnett and Sam Kench review Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, another weird Rankin Bass Christmas movie where Rudolph and Frosty team up to fight Winterbolt, the evil winter warlock, and stop a circus from going bankrupt.

Starring: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman

Supporting Actores: Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues, Jackie Vernon, Shelley Winters, Paul Frees, Billie Mae Richards, Harold Peary, Shelby Flint, Don Messick, Darlene Conley, Nellie Bellflower, Steffi Calli, Howard Shapiro, Eric Hines, Cynthia Adler, Bob McFadden, Candy Candido

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Day #5: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

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Christmas Week Movie Review #3: The Year Without a Santa Claus

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the year without santa claus stop motion animation christmas movieOur friends from Brickwall Pictures, chose to review Rankin/Bass produced stop motion Christmas movies for their 2016 Brickwall Pictures Christmas special.

At the North Pole, the Christmas rush is on. Everyone from elves to the reindeer are merrily preparing for Santa Claus’s yearly visit. Everyone except Santa! Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Eager to help, Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves set out to see to where all the seasonal cheer has disappeared to. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children’s hearts and put Santa back in action.

This movie is by far Green Carbon 2112’s favorite Christmas movie. Who among us does not know all the words to the Heat Miser / Freeze Miser song or at least sing the tune right but with the wrong words?

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Day #3: The Year Without a Santa Claus

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Christmas Week Movie Review #2: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

snta claus is coming to town stop motion movie

santa claus is coming to town stop motion movieOur friends from Brickwall Pictures, chose to review Rankin/Bass produced stop motion Christmas movies for their 2016 Brickwall Pictures Christmas special.

Where does Santa’s suit come from? Why does he slide down the chimney? Why does he live at the North Pole? The answers to all these questions and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions are revealed in this delightful classic about Kris Kringle, the world’s most famous gift giver.

We at Green Carbon 2112 seriously love this movie. Also, if you want to learn the true history of Santa Claus and the spirit of giving, we highly recommend The Autobiography of Santa Claus’ by Jeff Guinn.

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Day #2: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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Christmas Week Movie Review #1: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

rudolph the red nosed reindeeer

rudolph the red nosed reindeeerOur friends from Brickwall Pictures, chose to review Rankin/Bass produced stop motion Christmas movies for their 2016 Brickwall Pictures Christmas special. This movie by far Green Carbon 2112’s favorite Christmas movie. Who among us does not know all the words to the Heat Miser / Freeze Miser song or feel like we belong on that Island of Misfit Toys or maybe hear Rudolph saying “I’m cute! I’m Cuuute!” whenever someone says we look good.

I gotta admit, whenever someone tells me one of my outfits is cute I hear Rudolph saying “I’m cute! I’m Cuuute!” but most of the time I feel like I belong on that Island of Misfit Toys.

For Day #1 Sam and Tara reviewed the 1964 ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer‘ which features the voices of Actors Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles, Stan Francis. Packed with a sleigh full of memorable songs and unforgettable characters, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lights up the hearts of young and old alike.

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Hacksaw Ridge: A story of integrity, redemption, and heroism

Redemption At Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired The Movie

Redemption At Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired The MovieRedemption At Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired The Movie  is a page-turner that will keep you riveted to your seat while you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. This dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism inspires trust, courage, commitment, dedication, and the faith to live by the courage of your own convictions. (Our Reel Book Lovers club will be reading and watching this book to movie adaptation together sometime in 2017.)

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn’t understand why Private Desmond T. Doss would voluntarily enter into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. “You’re nothing but a coward!” they said. But the soft–spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill.

Tara and Sam of Brickwall Pictures went to an early screening of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ the Mel Gibson movie based on the book, starring Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington, Theresa Palmer, and others.

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Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Review – Willem Dafoe really sucks

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Sam Kench and James Lown conclude their Nosferatu triple feature with Shadow of the Vampire starring John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes, and Eddie Izzard.

Day Seven: Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Review (Macabre Month of Horror 2016)

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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) Review – Day Five – Macabre Month of Horror 2016

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Sam Kench and James Lown review Nosferatu as part of the 2016 Macabre Month of Horror.  Also the first of three consecutive Nosferatu movie reviews.

Day Six: ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’ (1979) Review (Macabre Month of Horror 2016)’

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