Sunset Cinema Book Club

Sunset Cinema returns in 2019 with a season dedicated to literary greats. Join us at BookBar for a pre-movie discussion about the book that inspired the movie.

About the movie event:

What do you get if you take the aristocratic seduction games out of the 18th-century French court and give them to hot, young, high society teenagers in New York City? (…cue The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony...) Cruel Intentions (1999), celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, was based on the 1782 novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

This summer, we will explore movie hits that are based off novels probably covered in your high school English class. As always, the outdoor film screenings made possible by Denver Film Society will include themed pre-show games and entertainment, fun food and beverage options for purchase, costume contests (with prizes!) and more. No need to crack open the CliffsNotes, local partners like Denver Public Library and Book Bar will help us bring these classics to life before we even hit play. Please bring a chair for the movie and come prepared for any weather since these events are rain or shine.

Tickets? Ugh, As If! This is a FREE event, but please RSVP so we know you’re coming. For more info and free movie tickets:


7 - 8 PM: Costume Contest & Games (Come early to set up your space and grab some food!)

8 - 10 PM: Film Screening (Films will begin screening at dusk)

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dangerous Liaisons Cover Image
By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Helen Constantine (Introduction by), Helen Constantine (Translated by), Helen Constantine (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140449570
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 30th, 2007