Fiction, Film and Fun: Les Miserables
Thursday, October 17, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join CCAC's Jeanne Bergad to discuss Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Considered to be one of the longest novels ever written (coming in at over 1,500 pages in the unabridged English translation), this epic story addresses the timeless issues of poverty, injustice and despair. The main plot of the book follows Jean Valjean, a man who steals bread to feed his starving family and serves 19 years in prison for it. Upon his release, Valjean tries to make a new life for himself and help those in need, particularly the orphan Cosette, but he finds himself pursued by police, targeted by criminals and trapped within a violent revolution. In the 1980s, Les Miserables was adapted into a musical. In 2012, a film version of this musical was released, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman as Valjean, plus Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway.
Presented by: Jeanne Bergad
Pittsburgh, PA 15217