The Next Installment of The Book Revue
Featuring Revolutionary Road
by Mike Charbonneau
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
The next installment of The Book Revue will feature Richard Yates' 1961 Revolutionary Road. Before Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique, author Richard Yates probed the world behind the curtained ranch and colonial façades in 1950s suburban America, where women were stifled and isolated, and men, the army of grey-suited commuters wearing fedoras, were trapped. The Wheelers (DiCaprio and Winslet) try to break free to a new life in Paris, but circumstances conspire against them. Toronto critic Geoff Pevere will introduce the film, made almost a half-century after the book was published, and lead the post-screening discussion as part of The Book Revue series.