Books Into Films Series

Presented in Collaboration with the Jones Library, Amherst

THE TIN DRUM (1979)

Plays one time only, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Volker Schlöndorff adapted Günter Grass' first novel of a three-year-old boy in the East Prussia of Danzig who decides to stop growing in the lead up to the Second World War.  The first German film ever to win the Best Foreign Film Oscar, this is “one of the best cinematic translations of a major novel ever made” (Newsweek).  Join Barton Byg, Professor of German and Scandinavian Studies/Film Studies, UMass Amherst for his discussion, The Tin Drum, From Novel to Film, Tuesday, May 7 @ 7pm at Jones Library Woodbury Room.