Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Film
  • 4/8/2010
  • 19:00-21:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art , Lawrence Public Library
Event Description
This collaborative program pairs film screenings at the Spencer with book discussions sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library. In conjunction with the exhibition Machine in a Void: World War I & the Graphic Arts, the Library has created a book discussion group on the subject, and the Spencer has assembled a series of films with storylines or themes similar to those found in the literature. A book discussion precedes each screening. To register for the Book Discussion group, contact Maria Butler at (785) 843-3833 ext.123 or email mbutler@lawrence.lib.ks.us

Unable to satisfy the libido of winsome Lady Brett Ashley (Ava Gardner), American expatriate Jake Barnes (Tyrone Power) -- a veteran of the world's first Great War -- must accept her decision to marry another man (Errol Flynn). The hopes and fears of World War I's "lost generation" play out against the backdrop of 1920s France and Spain in this classic drama based on Ernest Hemingway's first major novel. (1957, director Henry King, 130 mintues)