On the first Saturday of every month, we bring you film adaptations of popular books.
On Saturday, January 4, join us for a screening of Out of Africa.
Slip out of the dreary days of winter and into this classic romance starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
Out of Africa is drawn from the life and writings of Danish author Isak Dinesen, who during the time that the film’s events occurred was known by her married name, Karen Blixen-Flecke. For convenience’s sake, Karen (Meryl Streep) has married Baron Bor Blixen-Flecke (Klaus Maria Brandauer). In 1914, the Baron moves himself and his wife to a plantation in Nairobi, then leaves Karen to her own devices as he returns to his womanizing and drinking. Soon, Karen has fallen in love with charming hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). A woman who prides herself on her independence, Karen finds herself unhappily in thrall to a aloof man — and doubly unhappy for living out such a cliché situation.
The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 7, including Best Picture, Best Director for Sydney Pollack, Best Adapted Screenplay for Kurt Luedtke, and Best Cinematography for Watkin. (From Rotten Tomatoes)
2 h 30 m.