Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry at 92Y: The Giver, From Book to Screen August 8, 7 pm
NEW YORK, NY: July 29, 2014 —Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges and author Lois Lowry visit 92Y on Friday, August 8 to discuss the transformation of The Giver from a book to a major motion picture. Preview clips from The Giver will be shown at the event; the film opens in theaters on August 15th.
The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
WHAT/WHEN: The Giver, From Book to Screen — With Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry/Friday, August 8, 7 pm
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
About 92nd Street Y
Now celebrating its 140th Anniversary, 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age, transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.