‘Great Gatsby’ in Stockton Springs

Feb 07, 2014
Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” features, from left, Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joe Edgerton.

Stockton Springs — The Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St., will present a screening of “The Great Gatsby” Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. The 2013 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joe Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki.

The tale follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor, Nick Carraway, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties, as he is drawn into the world of the super-rich. When the book was published in 1925, “The Great Gatsby” received mixed reviews and sold poorly. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be failure and his work forgotten. His work, spearheaded by “The Great Gatsby,” experienced a revival during World War II and the novel became a part of American high school curricula in the following decades. The book has remained popular since, leading to numerous stage and film adaptations.

The film screening is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 567-4147 or visit stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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