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Loyola/Notre Dame Library Screens Smoke Signals as Part of “Books into Film” Series

February 25, 2011

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is hosting a screening and discussion of the film “Smoke Signals” and short story collection “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” on Monday, Mar. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ridley Auditorium.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland Associate Professor of Communication Arts Joe Schaub will lead the discussion of the 1998 film, which is based on Sherman Alexie’s short story “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.” The story focuses on two young Native American men grappling with the death of a man who was a father figure to them, but who ultimately became an alcoholic and abandoned them. 

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is located at 200 Winston Ave. in Baltimore. 

The event is part of the “Books Into Film” series sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. Libraries at five Maryland colleges and universities will offer free screenings and faculty-led discussions of films adapted from popular books. The series begins March 2 at 5:30 pm with a discussion of “Short Cuts,” adapted from Raymond Carver’s collection of short stories, at Washington College. 

Other events in the series include:

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 5:30 p.m.: Discussion only of “Short Cuts” at Washington College (Sophie Kerr Room, Clifton M. Miller Library), Chestertown, Md. Due to the length of the film, “Short Cuts” will be screened separately on Friday, Feb. 25, Sunday Feb. 27 and Monday, Feb. 28. All screenings will take place in the Norman James Theater, William Smith Hall, at 7 pm.

Thursday, March 24, 5 p.m.: “The Name of the Rose” at Stevenson University (Dawson Center, Room 12), Stevenson, Md.

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.: “The Dead” at Hood College (131 Hodson Science Hall), Frederick, Md. 

Thursday, April 14, 4 p.m.: “Brick Lane” at Goucher College (Hoffberger Science Building, Kelley Lecture Hall), Towson, Md.

Light refreshments will be available at all screenings. 

Each library will have a limited number of copies of its featured book available. For information on receiving a copy of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, please contact Alison Cody at acody3@loyola.edu.

For more information and contact information for site coordinators at each institution, visit http://booksintofilm.lndlibrary.org.

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