Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Jack London, Photographer" - Lecture by Sara S. "Sue" Hodson.

Thursday, October 30 -- 7 PM

Please join us for “Jack London, Photographer,” a lecture by Sara S. “Sue” Hodson.

Sue Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts for The Huntington, will present an illustrated lecture. Jack London was an accomplished photographer and photojournalist who documented the Russo-Japanese War, the South Pacific during his year-long cruise of the Snark, the poverty in the east end of London, England, and the Mexican Revolution. With two co-editors, Hodson is working on the first-ever book focusing on London as a photographer, due out in 2010 from the University of Georgia Press.

Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Call of the Wild - 3D Adaptation

A 3D adaptation of The Big Read's 'Call of the Wild' will premiere @ 3DX in Singapore: Nov 19-23, 2008.

Filmmaker Richard Gabai makes his first foray into 3D with this family friendly modern day adaptation of Jack London’s Classic “Call of the Wild” starring Christopher Lloyd, Jaleel White, Ariel Gade, Wes Studi, Aimee Teegarden, Devon
Graye, Timothy Bottoms, and Veronica Cartwright.

When nine year old city girl Ryan Hale visits her Grandpa in a small Montana town, where they still enjoy dogsledding, she doesn’t like it too much - “crazy”people, and no malls.

But all that changes when she happens upon a wounded wild dog that she nurses back to health. She wants to bring “Buck” back home to the city –but he just might hear the “Call of the Wild.”

Call of the Wild': Filming begins in Montana on modern adaptation of classic story - Missoulian: 2.13.08 by Kim Briggeman

LINCOLN - Buck is back on the trail - or at least his progeny is.

And Christopher Lloyd is back in Montana, where shooting opened Sunday in Lincoln on a 3-D family drama, “Call of the Wild."

Lloyd, of “Back to the Future” fame and once a part-time resident of the Bitterroot Valley, plays a down-to-earth grandpa in the film, which is a modern-day adaptation of Jack London's classic short novel.

It's set mostly in the Yukon in the late 1800s.

“If you're familiar with the original text, at the end of the ‘Call of the Wild' when Buck becomes leader of the pack, he had many descendants,” director Richard Gabai of California said Sunday at the starting line of the 2008 Race to the Sky sled dog race.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Documentary film screening - Great Writers: Jack London.

Saturday, October 18 -- 2 PM

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Great Writers: Jack London.

This fascinating film presents the story of the writer’s life and examines the social and political events that influenced his works.

The program includes insightful commentary, as well as archival documents and rare interviews.

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Documentary film screening - Alaska: Big America.

Saturday, October 11 -- 2 PM

Join us for a screening of the documentary film Alaska: Big America.

Alaska, it’s the land itself – its vast distances, the extreme weather, the imposing landscapes – that has shaped history and shaped the lives of all those who come under its spell. People have been lured by riches beyond their wildest dreams – fur, fish, gold, oil. Many have come to find a new life and to make their mark. Others come to lose themselves in a wild land more vast and unforgiving than they could ever imagine. They’ve come to measure themselves against its challenges. In return, they’ve endured bitter temperatures, isolation, and harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there.

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ericka Koss

Thursday, October 9 -- 7 PM

Ericka Koss, Literature Specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts, will discuss The Big Read as a response to the decline of American reading habits. Her lecture will focus on Jack London within the context of other California writers such as John Steinbeck and
Robinson Jeffers.

Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.