Book + Film Club

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. The registration deadline is the first Friday of each month. Books are mailed to participants or available for pick-up at the cinema following this deadline. On the fourth Wednesday of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a round-table discussion.

Please email with any questions about Book + Film Club!


Each session is $35 – Registration includes book, film screening & discussion

Buy 3+ months at once and get 10% off your registration.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Jul 26

139 min
Anthony Minghella

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.

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