Directed by Spike Jonze
Director Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (Cooper), New Yorker journalist Susan Orlean (Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage), and his twin brother, Donald (also Cage). As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean's best-selling book The Orchid Thief, he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another exploding into a wildly imaginative film.
BOOK TO FILM FESTIVAL OCT 04-18
Now in its fifth year, the Boston Book Festival is New England’s largest literary event, attracting over 25,000 people to downtown Boston to celebrate the power of words. Over 200 authors and presenters from around the world converge on Copley Square from Oct. 17-19 to discuss their work and ideas. Highlights from this year’s line-up include the Keynote presentation by Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie, a panel on Writing Terror featuring Valerie Plame Wilson and Wes Craven, Kid’s Keynote speaker and author of the popular Strega Nona series Tomie dePaola, and the annual lively street fair on Copley Square with more than 75 exhibitors. For more information about this year’s BBF, visit their website at www.bostonbookfest.org.