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84 Charing Cross Road film

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Anthony Hopkins appears as Frank Doel in the bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road. Film still courtesy of the Clark Art Institute
84 Charing Cross Road

New York City bibliophile Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) writes to the London bookshop Marks & Co in search of books she has not been able to find at home.

Store manager Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) responds politely to her conversational letter, and across two decades — in the aftermath of World War II — a deep, long-distance friendship evolves. Based on Hanff’s epistolary memoir and its later two-person stage adaptation, David Jones’ film version incorporates new characters, including Doel’s wife, Nora (Judi Dench), and beautifully illustrations the powerful bond of reading.

The Clark celebrates the sesquicentennial of the Williamstown Library. On March 9, 1874, the town of Williamstown approved a free public library for its residents. 150 years later, the library continues to enrich the town, making it an interesting, vibrant, active, and involved community. Several months of anniversary celebrations will be held during 2024, including this film series celebrating the transformative power of reading.

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Date:
March 28
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
413 458 2303

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