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Film Screening: 'The Promise'

  • WHEN Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE Vista Branch Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92084
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Join us for a screening of "The Promise," a film related to this year's One Book One San Diego title "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian.

Vista Branch Library: (760) 643-5100

ABOUT THE FILM:
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth.

As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.

"The Promise" is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George.

ABOUT ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO:

This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School, San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation

BOOK REVIEWS:

“Bohjalian deftly weaves the many threads of this story back and forth, from past to present, from abuse to humanity, from devastation to redemption. His ability to add irony and wit makes the contrasting horrors even more intense. . .Staggering. . .[and] utterly riveting.”Eugenia Zukerman, The Washington Post

“A searing, tightly woven tale of war and the legacy it leaves behind. . .A nuanced, sophisticated portrayal of what it means not only to endure, but to insist on hope.”Nathalie Gorman, Oprah.com

“It takes a talented novelist to combine fully ripened characters, an engrossing storyline, exquisite prose and set it against a horrific historical backdrop — in this case, the Armenian Genocide — and completely enchant readers. The prolific and captivating Chris Bohjalian has done it all with 'The Sandcastle Girls.'”Kim Curtis, The Associated Press

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo from the film, "The Promise." Inspired by true events. See Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale in "The Promise." Promise."

Above: Promotional photo from the film, "The Promise." Inspired by true events. See Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale in "The Promise." Promise."

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