The Tree of Life: Trailer

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

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Learn more about Hacksaw Ridge

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Movie cover for the Conscientious ObjectorThe movie Hacksaw Ridge is based on the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who saved 75 lives during the Battle of Hacksaw Ridge. You can learn more about Doss's life from the documentary The Conscientious Objector available on Hoopla.

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Michael Chabon

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May 24th is the birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon. His most famous books include Wonderboys, which was made into a movie staring Michael Douglas, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for which he won the aforementioned Pulitzer. He also appeared in an episode of The Simpsons, a sign of his cultural relevance.

You can learn more about Mr. Chabon at The Writer's Alamanac and check out a few of his books below.

Happy Reading!

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