As part of the Big Read series of events, the Davenport Public Library in partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa will be showing the film, Their Eyes Were Watching God, on Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. This adaptation of the book, written by Zora Neale Hurston in 1937 was produced by Oprah Winfrey and debuted in 2005.
Halle Berry stars as the beautiful Janie Crawford, who embarks on an emotional and dramatic journey of self-discovery. Refusing to compromise in spite of society’s expectations, Janie endures two stifling marriages until finally finding love in a passionate romance with a much younger man. In one of the most lyrical love stories ever written, Janie experiences all that life has to offer, from unbelievable triumph to unspeakable heartbreak.
For more information about upcoming Big Read programs, visit: www.davenportlibrary.com, or www.blackiowa.org. The National Endowment for the Arts presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. It is designed to reintroduce literature as a staple in American culture.