June Book + Film Club -The Talented Mr. Ripley

Anthony Minghella


Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Jun 28

Join us for Book + Film Club! Each month, we will read a book related to the craft of filmmaking or a literary work that has been adapted to a film. At the end of the month we will meet to watch a related film and then discuss! Our June 2023 session will compare and contrast the novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley with the 1999 film.

Book: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

– “”[A] riveting story that examines identity, ambition, sexuality, and a few different forms of love.” ― Chris Pavone, New York Times best-selling author

Film: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, dir. Anthony Minghella)

– “Minghella’s film provides what was then and is now Damon’s most multifaceted and daring role. That his performance went without a nomination at the Oscars represents just how out of touch the Academy Awards ceremonies can be in retrospect…. [T]hrough Damon, we can also observe the shattered interior psychology of Tom Ripley. At once, Damon captures his sensitivity and confusion, his vulnerability and duplicity, his ambivalence and desperation. The performance is played with enough subtlety through the highs and lows that cinephiles continue to discuss its nuances and the meaning behind Tom’s intimate scenes with [the other characters].” – Deep Focus Review

June MAILING Registration Deadline: Friday June 2. Books will be mailed within 72 hours of this date.

June PICK UP Registration Deadline: Monday June 19. Pick up from our box office during our operating hours of 2pm-10pm Thursday – Sunday. (You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.)

Register by the first Friday of the month to have your books mailed to you. If you sign up after the deadline, don’t sweat it! You’ll just have to pick up your book from the cinema box office.

Private screening and discussion will take place at Sidewalk Cinema June 28th at 6 PM.



Anthony Minghella