Adaptation (2002, R)
In conjunction with Susan Orlean’s personal visit to CALS on September 28, CALS presents this stunning original comedy based on her work that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people. Adaptation centers around obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (played by Chris Cooper), New Yorker journalist Susan Orlean (played by Meryl Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (played by Nicholas Cage), and his twin brother, Donald (also Cage). As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean’s best-selling book The Orchid Thief, he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another exploding into a wildly imaginative film. Adaptation is at once a hilarious drama and a moving comedy.
Admission is free! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available!