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Shapeshifting: When Short Stories Become Films

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- $15 – $20

What is the creative process by which a short story is transformed into a film? What accommodations, or even sacrifices, must a filmmaker make in order to remain faithful to the author’s original conception of the story? In this presentation, UNC Charlotte Film Studies instructor Sam Shapiro will discuss three stories (and their authors), and each story’s “reimagining” into film: Ambrose Bierce’s Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bernice Bobs Her Hair, and Tobias Wolff’s Bullet in the Brain. Two films (Occurrence and Bullet) will be shown in their entirety, along with selected scenes from Bernice. Reading the stories in advance is recommended but not required.

Please note: specially-priced tickets for this class and film screening are $15 for one person, or bring a friend for just $5 more (choose the second ticket type below). We’ll provide the popcorn!

Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
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Venue

Charlotte Lit
1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Charlotte Lit
Phone:
704-315-2131
Email:
admin@charlottelit.org
Website:
https://www.charlottelit.org

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For
Everyone
What to Expect
Advance Reading + Instruction + Film Viewing + Group Discussion
Instructor
Sam Shapiro
Brief Bio
Curator, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s award-winning film series. Film studies instructor, UNC Charlotte. Charlotte native. Self-proclaimed “movie obsessive.”
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