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September 4, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Wife movie poster
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Film Discussion Meetup: The Wife

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

This month we discuss "The Wife," starring Glenn Close!

Meet other film fans and talk about the movie that played at the Guild Theater the weekend before the meeting. No discussion pressure! Feel free to drop in. Snacks will be provided.

This month, we will be discussing "The Wife," based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. The film stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Christian Slater. See the film at the theater, and then discuss it with us at the library! 

Film description: 

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. The film interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.