“TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT,” THE BOOK AND MOVIE AT NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Tuesday, June 9, at Noon, the Newport Library Reading Circle will discuss Graham Greene’s droll novel, Travels With My Aunt. Written in 1969, the book tells the story of Henry Pulling, a dreary, retired banker whose mother just died. He meets his flamboyant Aunt Augusta at his mother’s funeral, and reluctantly begins a whirl-wind adventure of a lifetime.
On the same day at 6:30 p.m., the 1972 film, Travels with my Aunt, will be shown as the Literary Flick selection. Alec McCowen stars as Henry Pulling and Maggie Smith is his lively, lovely Aunt Augusta. She embroils him in a plan to raise ransom money to rescue her former lover, taking Henry on a mad dash across Europe to Turkey aboard the Orient Express. Directed by George Cuckor, the movie won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. It also received three nominations: for Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration; and Maggie Smith for Best Actress.
Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or go to its website, www.newportlibrary.org.