Sunday, February 19, 2012

Movie Monday: "Being Flynn"

I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks. I would love to hear about some of your most anticipated book-to-movie releases!

Being Flynn

Robert De Niro and director Paul Weitz Working are teaming up again (previously in Little Fockers), this time for a movie based on the memoir of Nick Flynn. Being Flynn features a powerhouse cast that also includes Julianne Moore and Paul Dano.

IMDb info: "Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad."

Book Info: (Goodreads)

Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.

Nick Flynn is an American poet, memoirist, and playwright.

His most recent book is The Ticking Is The Bomb, a memoir about awaiting his first child while simultaneously learning and fighting against American torture during the Iraq War.
Flynn's had written one play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins. His most famous book is a memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. He has published two collections of poetry: Blind Huber, and Some Ether, which won the inaugural PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Further honors include a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2001 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and the 1999 Discovery/The Nation Award for his poem, Bag of Mice, about his mother's suicide.

Flynn earned an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from New York University and teaches part-time at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He used to teach at Columbia University, where he was a poet and educator. He currently shares a house in New York with his long-term partner Lili Taylor and their daughter, Maeve.

Movie Info: (IMDb) Release Date 3/2/12

Director: Paul Weitz

Writers: Paul Weitz (screenplay), Nick Flynn (book)

                              Stars:Paul Dano, Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore


Next Week:

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax!

What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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