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Watauga Library Hosts Viewing of ‘The House of the Spirits’ for Monthly Movie Series on Thursday, Jan. 15

By Jesse Wood

Jan. 9, 2015. For its January installment of the Third Thursday Movie discussion group, the Watauga County Public Library will host a viewing of The House of the Spirits, a 1993 film directed by Bille August, on Jan. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

images“Based on the 1982 novel The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, the film is about the life of a young lady named Clara during the military dictatorship in Chile, and her recollection of her family history, mainly the rise of her husband, Esteban Trueba,” according to a description of the film provided by the library.

The novel, of course, was part of a book challenge at Watauga High School that took place during the 2013-14 school year and divided the community for nearly six months.

Reaching out to the author for her thoughts on the film, the Allende’s assistant Chandra Ramirez said, “Isabel loved the movie and felt honored that the great Danish director Bille August would choose her novel to create his movie. The cast was the very best that you could possibly get at the time.”

The film starred Jeremy IronsMeryl StreepGlenn CloseWinona RyderAntonio Banderas and Vanessa Redgrave.

This film is rated R and is 140 minutes long.

For more information about the showing or the movie series, call 828-264-8784 ext. 2 or email Darren Smith.

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