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The Screenplay as Literature: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION by Frank Darabont, Adapted from the Novella by Stephen King

October 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature


Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and named one of the 100 Best Films of All Time by the American Film Institute

A miraculous triumph of art over the buck.” Stephen King

The horror here is not of the supernatural kind, but of the sort that flows from the realization than 10, 20, 30 years of a man’s life have unreeled in the same unchanging daily prison routine.” Roger Ebert

Without a single riot scene or horrific effect, The Shawshank Redemption tells a slow, gentle story of camaraderie and growth, with an ending that abruptly finds poetic justice in what has come before. The writer and director, Frank Darabont, tells this tale with a surprising degree of loving care.” — The New York Times


Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 and 10, 2023

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis.


Register online or call us at 919.962.1544. 


Due to the nature of the reading groups, refunds are not available.