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Films for Bookworms

The only thing better than browsing books is browsing books and then watching a film about books!

Now Showing for September: 

Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity

I recently read The Plague for the first time.  (You can see my discussion of it here, in my Great Pandemic Reads: Fiction Edition.)  I was so moved by the book, I decided to look deeper into the life of a writer I had always avoided.  I'm glad I did.

Camus turned away from mass movements, religion and nationalism.  His radical departure from ideological conformity inspired enduring works, but cost him friendships as he followed his own path.

This 1997 documentary is a real treat.  Opening with a childhood story, the film reveals that the reluctant philosopher's very first love was "the howling and tumult of the wind."  How fitting!  

Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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