Rainbow Reading Group: Special Event – Movie Screening
Please join us as we view the movie Running with Scissors, based on the novel Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, which we will be discussing at the September 26th meeting of the Rainbow Reading Group. Members of the group will be on hand to discuss the film afterwards.
Based on the personal memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Growing up in the 1970s young Augusten was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother, an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous. When his parents divorced, Augusten’s mother sends him to live with her wildly unorthodox psychiatrist and his eccentric extended family. The story portrays an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock-therapy machine could provide entertainment. Directed by Ryan Murphy, 116 minutes, rated R, 2007.