When classic literature is adapted for film, it can be an amazing experience to catch it on the big screen. The latest book-to-film adaption on my radar is Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. The film stars Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) as Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman living in the 19th Century. In an era when women are relegated to standing in the shadows of men, she’s beguiled three very different gents including a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sergeant (Tom Sturridge), and a wealthy older man (Michael Sheen).
Arizona readers readers can be the first to watch “Far From the Madding Crowd.” Just visit Fox Searchlight Pictures and download passes for the Monday, May 4th advance screening while supplies last (seating not guaranteed).
The film will be in theaters May 8, 2015.
Image source: Twentieth Century Fox