Film Club: Jasper Jones (Australia)

Jasper Jones, the July selection for CML Film Club, is a moving coming-of-age story from Australia about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1968, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous. This compelling story is adapted from Craig Silvey’s acclaimed young adult novel of the same title. Check out the book too!

Join the group at 6:15 PM on Wednesday evening, July 25th to watch this great movie!


July 24, 2018|Categories: Movies & Music|

About the Author:

Lynne Erlandson
Lynne was born in Portland and grew up in small towns along the mighty Columbia River. After earning her MLS from the University of Washington in 1992, she was hired by Cedar Mill Community Library as its first Head of Adult Services. Lynne is an enthusiastic life-long learner and consequently has a personal reading list far longer than any mortal could ever accomplish. Outside the library, Lynne loves traveling, gardening, long walks, and curling up by the fire with a good book and her feline familiars, Gilbert and Sullivan.