Book club, movie night, King and Kubrick will come to together for “Animus: Film vs. Book,” a new annual fundraiser for the 1877 Society and the Omaha Public Library Foundation.
The inaugural event will take place Oct. 29 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St., and host a debate: “The Shining” the book vs. “The Shining” the movie.
The night will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a 6 p.m. screening of the 1980 movie “The Shining,” directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion on whether book or film is better.
Panelists will include Julie Humphrey of the Omaha Public Library, on team book, and Ryan Syrek, a film critic with The Reader, on team movie. Cameron Logsdon, a local slam poet and standup comedian, will moderate the discussion.
Tickets are $20 for 1877 Society members and $30 for the general public. The price includes the movie ticket, appetizers, cocktails and a small popcorn.
Tickets can be purchased at aksarbencinema.com or through the Aksarben Cinema box office.
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