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From Book to Film 2024: The Hunger Games (2012)

Dates with showtimes for From Book to Film 2024: The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Sat, Jul 13
  1. 1:30 pm

Director: Gary Ross Run Time: 142 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2012

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.

“engaging, thoughtful, populist piece of entertainment that transcends gender, genre or source material.”

-Todd Gilchrist, Indiewire

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she’s pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

An adaptation of the young adult dystopian novels written by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (2012) won numerous accolades, including Favorite Movie at the People’s Choice Awards and at the Kids’ Choice Awards.

About the filmmaker:

Gary Ross is an American filmmaker best known for writing and directing his debut feature film Pleasantville (1998), the two-time Academy Award-nominated Seabiscuit (2003), YA novel adaptation The Hunger Games (2012), heist comedy Ocean’s 8 (2018), and Civil War film Free State of Jones (2016). As a writer, Ross’ notable credits include his first feature film Big (1988) and Mr. Baseball (1992), which both earned him best screenplay nominations at the Academy Awards.

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