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Hive Film Society Puts Book-to-Film Adaptations to the Test

Is the film as good as the book? This was the question being asked at The Hive with a number of film screenings based on popular fiction shown during The Hive Film Society’s cinema weekend.

Alice in Wonderland, Mortal Instruments, Tangled, Wolf of Wall Street and Filth were all shown to budding film enthusiasts and copies of books were displayed and available to loan from the library so visitors could decide whether moving pictures are stronger than the written word.

Andrew Webley, Hive Film Society Project Lead, said: “It is often argued that literature is better than any Hollywood adaptation, however many turned up to the film screenings, tempted to see their favourite characters come to life.”

The screenings were part of The Hive Film Society's cinema offering that runs on the last weekend of each month. Films for all ages are shown in the comfortable 60 seat studio at The Hive, with different themes planned for upcoming screenings.

Mr Webley added: “In July films from distant lands will be shown followed by comedy films in August and horror movies later in the year. A mix of classics, blockbusters, childrens and indie film provides something for everyone. Anybody can join The Hive Film Society!”

To find out more about The Hive Film Society visit The Hive's website for details