Monday, October 23rd, 2017

LibraryThing Movie Night – Never Let Me Go

This weekend, join us for the first ever LibraryThing Movie Night! Many of our favorite books have been adapted for the silver screen. And while, yes, LibraryThing is a book site, we thought it would be fun to share the experience of these book-to-film adaptations together.

This Friday, Oct. 27th, we’ll be watching and talking about the film adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. We’ll be talking about both the book and the movie, both of which were widely praised, although the movie is less well-known.


Synchronize your watches for Friday, Oct. 27th, at 9pm Eastern (US). That’s when we’ll start the show. Never Let Me Go is available to stream on Netflix in the US and Brazil, or you can rent it on Amazon or iTunes.

You can see the trailer for the movie on YouTube—avoid that if you’re spoiler-averse, though.

Talk about it

This is one instance where you’ll be encouraged to talk during the movie. Join the discussion on Talk thread during or after the movie, as you like. If you’re so inclined, tag your Twitter or Facebook posts with #LTMovieNight so we can keep in touch there, too.

We ask that you keep discussion spoiler-free until we’re all watching together. If you’ve read the book or seen the movie already, don’t ruin any surprises!


This is an experiment that we thought would be fun to try. If it goes well and folks like it, we’ll do it again! Questions, comments, or suggestions for other movies you’d like to watch with LTers? Post ’em on Talk.

Labels: events, fun, movie event, movies, Uncategorized


  1. joan mckniff says:

    What a great idea! Thanks.

  2. Erica Grimm says:

    Great choice! Such a great movie. Tried reading the book but the movie seemed to document it so well, I couldn’t finish it (!). Heartbreaking story. Tone and acting is spot on. Usually don’t care for Keira Knightly and I found her excellent in this.

  3. Melissa says:

    Will this be a monthly thing? Is there a list somewhere so I can make sure I’m reading ahead of the movie night? What an awesome idea!!!

    • Loranne says:

      We honestly don’t know yet! It kind of depends on how this one goes—it’s an experiment. However, if we do another movie night (and I hope we will, I really like the idea), we’ll post about it further in advance, for sure. It’s a tricky balance, between giving folks enough notice such that they can join in, and making sure it’s not so far ahead of time that it gets forgotten between announcement and the day of. Thanks for the feedback! If you have any other questions, please email me at, and I’ll be happy to help you from there.

  4. jeanne marie says:

    good idea, my daughter & I do a movie night on opposite sides of the country since I recently moved. my niece joined in as well.
    we’re allowed, encouraged to text during the movie? will you pause for a mid-movie break if there’s a lively discussion?
    thank you & now I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

    • Loranne says:

      That’s a lovely family activity! I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment until after Movie Night. You’re welcome to pause the movie and come back to it later at any point you like. While we set a suggested start time, anyone interested is encouraged to watch the movie at their own pace, and participate in the discussion as it suits them. Coordinating pauses across the globe for everyone in real-time would be a little too difficult!

  5. Dave Dayanan says:

    I’ll find time to watch this movie. I’ll take your advice.

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