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Film Screening "The Wife"

Books and Plays into Film

  • CostFree

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist and, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. The film interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirty plus years later, with a lifetime’s shared compromises. It is rated "R", 100 minutes and based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. Viewers are invited to discuss the book and film after the screening. Copies of the book are available in the library’s book and eBook collections.

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