Book + Film Club June: SHOUT – Fingersmith/The Handmaiden

Never did they expect to get into a controversial relationship...

Park Chan-wook


Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Jun 26

Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a round-table discussion. Each session is $35 and the includes book, film screening, and discussion. Buy 3 or more months at once and get 10% off your registration by using code ‘3ormore' at checkout!

Registration Deadline to have books mailed: Friday, June 7. Books will be mailed within 72 hours of this date.

Registration Deadline to have books picked up: Monday, June 17. Books can be picked up from our Box Office during our regular operating hours Thursday – Sunday from 2pm til Close. You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.

This is a also a public screening as part of Sidewalk’s SHOUT LBGTQ Film week, but a private discussion for Book and Film Club members will take place after the film.

Book: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

In Victorian-era England, orphan Sue Trinder is taken in by den mother Mrs. Sucksby and grows up among an extended family of fingersmiths, or pickpockets. Sue is recruited into a high-level fleece and tasked with gaining the trust of a wealthy heiress, which she does, quickly, before realizing that she’s falling in love with her target. Published in 2002 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize the same year, this 19th-century-set mystery is filled to the brim with twists and turns, intricacies and intimacies. Sarah Waters is famous for infusing her stories with both lesbian love affairs and Dickensian flair. – Time

Film: The Handmaiden (2016) Dir. Park Chan-wook [This Film is in Korean with English Subtitles}

“Nothing is quite what it seems in this sumptuous, sensuous, three-part period drama by Oldboy director Park Chan-wook. During the Japanese occupation of Korea, con man Count Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo) plans to seduce Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee) and steal her inheritance. He hires pickpocket Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri) as Hideko’s maid to advise her to marry him. Fujiwara’s perfect plan, however, failed to anticipate the attraction between the two women: a consuming love story blessing its audience with a memorable erotic scene involving a sharp tooth and a thimble.” – The Mary Sue



Park Chan-wook


Syd Lim


Kim Jong-dae


Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung


Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri


Fabrizio Cheloni


Cho Young-wuk