Saturday, June 22, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 6.22.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Welcoming home my college graduate :-)

2. Listening to live accordion tunes at North Beach Italian festival

3. Surprise ticket to Hamilton to see with friends!



Death in Brittany
by Jean-Luc Bannalec
-Mystery, France | Goodreads

FOR face-to-face group, Foreign Mystery Book Club, July pick.

Freebies: from Free Little Library

by Kim Stanley Robinson
-SciFi, Space Opera | Goodreads

FOR a future sci-fi binge reading pile.

AND watched: in theatre

The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Director/Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny
-Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Zombies | imdb | my rating: 4

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

FUN cast with dark and depressing points made regarding the state of today's world.

Maiden (2018)
Director: Alex Holmes
Star: Tracy Edwards
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

SCREENING included Q&A with director and Tracy Edwards. Amazing story and boat crew that made historical strides for women in the sailing world.

And the story of this vessel continues with a current world tour...

The Maiden will be visiting San Francisco August 21-30, 2019 (details)

AND watched: at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by orchestra

Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Screenplay: James Ivory
Based on book by: André Aciman
Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
-Drama, Romance, LTBTQ | imdb | my rating: 5

Based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, this coming-of-age romance evokes the feeling of a golden Italian summer, filled with music, food, art, and the heady feelings of first love. It’s 1983, and amid the sun-kissed landscapes of Lombardy, Italy, a precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending lazy days with his family at their 17th-century summer villa. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome American doctoral student who works as an intern for Elio’s professor father. Little by little, an unexpected bond grows between Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) that will alter their lives forever. Imbued with hauntingly beautiful original songs by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, don’t miss the SF Symphony perform this hypnotic score live to film on the big screen. (details)

LOVED it the first time I saw this and loved it again with this special screening. The soundtrack was performed by the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by George Stelluto and composed by Sufjan Stevens.


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  1. Yay for the sprout graduating!!!
    Oh, the Italian festival sounds fun with it being on the beach and neat that you got to go with friends to Hamilton.

    Neat about the symphony and movie together and the movie sounds great.

    Had some Ghiradelli hot cocoa last night and it reminded me of you- my SF buddy. :)
    Have a great week!

  2. Ooh congrats on Hamilton! And Death in Brittany looks fun. So does the Kim Stanley Robinson. I haven't read him yet.

  3. Congrats to your new graduate.
    That special screening sounds like an awesome experience.

    Have a great reading week

  4. Congrats to your college graduate! Your books and events sound wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. Congratulations to the graduate! I'm jealous you saw Hamilton.

  6. Congratulations to your graduate! Nice to get tickets for the show.
    I like your books and your the idea of sci fi binge!
    Happy Reading!

  7. I know I've said it before but your happy things make me happy. Congrats to the Graduate. On to the next part of their journey.

  8. Fun!!!! And congrats to the graduate!
    I have a few freebies I downloaded on Kindle and Audiobooks. Haven't bought any in a few weeks since i went bananas at the Library sale.


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