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Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: My Dog Skip
Friday, December 20, 2013, 1 - 3 p.m.
Kips Bay Library (Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
|Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane,
Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon
Warner Bros.; Directed by Jay Russell
Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2000
|This powerful coming-of-age story of a boy and his dog is set in rural Mississippi during WW II. Willie's overprotective upbringing by his strict father has left Willie shy and isolated until he receives a pup named Skip for his ninth birthday. Skip soon helps Willie become "one of the boys." Unexpectedly, Willie's much admired hero and neighbor, Dink Jenkins, returns from the war after going AWOL. Dink's arrival forces Willie to reconcile his dual feelings of admiration and disappointment, and to grapple with the complexities of war. Once again, Skip ultimately teaches Willie about friendship, forgiveness and redemption.|