92Y Talks Podcast

The Giver: Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry

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Writer Jon Scieszka moderates a talk with Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges and legendary author Lois Lowry as they discuss the transformation of The Giver from a book to a major motion picture.

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.


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  1. Debdiego

    November 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    This is a marvelous interview/chat session with the wonderful Jeff Bridges and author of the Newberry Award winning book, “The Giver.” Where they discuss almost a 20 year odyssey to get a project to the screen. If you are a fan of Lois Lowry who has written and published 45 books and had several made into movies or just like a great authentic conversation this is worth your time.

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