Indican Pictures will be bringing documentary filmmaker Hope Hartman’s award-winning and awe-inspiring story about eight women and seventy-years of friendship, to the home entertainment market place on Aug. 4 with the DVD debut of the Book Club.
Inspiration comes in mysterious ways. In the case of Hope Hartman, she was driving along one day and while listening to the radio she became fascinated with the story of eight women who meet during the dark days of World War II and formed a book club. The group discovery and reading of books proved to be only secondary, it was the bond of friendship and support over the years that held together — especially during difficult times.
Hartman made up her mind right then and there and this was a story worth exploring and the result was her introduction to the ladies of the “Book Club.” Their story unfolds in her film of the same name, simply titled Book Club, and begins in the Washington D.C. area during World War II. Their husbands were all involved in the war effort and these eight women decided to form a small social group to discuss books and the events of the day.
Over the years work, vacations and even life in general was planned around their book club meetings. The somehow hung together, through widowhood, family tragedies — through good times and bad. They became their own support group.
Filmmaker Hope Hartman has deftly blended sessions with the ladies with vintage home movies and photographs of them over the years to tell their tale. As a result, the Book Club is a real treat — you’ll smile, laugh and maybe even shed a tear or two.
So come and join these ladies and their book club; enjoy a lunch, a little wine and eight lives that have celebrated life, love, sadness and joy over the years.