The Big Picture: Creative Discourse Through Film and Literature is a partnership between Sun-Ray Cinema, Jacksonville Public Library, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville that gathers people together to discuss films and the source materials that inspired the filmmakers.
The Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch will host an ongoing book club that reads and discusses books that have thematic ties to specific films. After the completion of a book, Sun-Ray Cinema will then host a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion. Panelists will discuss similarities and difference between the book and film and then engage in conversations about themes, storytelling techniques, and narrative.
Participants can bring their own copies of books or sign them out from the Jacksonville Public Library. JPL will also moderate a Facebook Group so participants can stay engaged and discuss books between in-person meetings.
Film 1: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Book 1: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
Book Club Convening 1: Tuesday, December 5 @ 6:00 PM
Book Club Convening 2: Tuesday, December 19 @ 6:00 PM
Book Club Convening 3: Tuesday, January 2 @ 6:00 PM
Film Screening and Panel on Sunday, January 7 @ 12:00 PM
Film 2: Black Panther
Book 2: The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Book Club Convening 1: Wednesday, January 10 @ 6:00 PM
Book Club Convening 2: Tuesday, January 23 @ 6:00 PM
Book Club Convening 3: Tuesday, February 6 @ 6:00 PM
Book Club Convening 4: Wednesday, February 21 @ 6:00 PM
Film Screening and Panel on Sunday, March 4 at 12:00 PM