The elder, his writing, the Cuban Revolution; the younger in love

Library Film Club gets to know Papa Hemingway

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The Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club has decided to examine Ernest Hemingway in March, in anticipation of the new Ken Burns film for PBS about the legendary writer, slated to debut in April.

On Friday, March 19, at 4 p.m., the film club will meet online to discuss two films that feature Hemingway as a character: Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015) and Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012). 

Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request details about how to view the films and to receive a Zoom link to participate in the meeting. You should plan on viewing at least one of the films prior to the discussion.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba (1 hr 50 min, Rated R) is set in 1959 and is the story of a young journalist from Miami who ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway, who helped him find his literary voice. Meanwhile, the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

Audiences get to see a younger, more love-struck version of “Papa” in the film Hemingway & Gellhorn (2 hr 35 min, TV-MA), a drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Gellhorn was Hemingway’s inspiration for the book For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

The Friday Film Club meets monthly on third Fridays and is open to anyone who enjoys critically-celebrated movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. For more details visit the events calendar on librarycamden.org.

Event Date: 

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom