June Book Group


The annual NZ International Film Festival has a rather interesting number of lesbian films this year, some based on the book.... And LILAC has them.

Books to movies.

The films are:

Desert Hearts
The landmark lesbian love story returns to the giant screen as vibrant, beautiful and celebratory as ever. Based on tJane Rule's novel Desert of the Heart. The classic returns!
The book is held at the Hutt City Libraries
Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend. Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman.
The book is held at Wellington and Kapiti District libraries
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Chloë Grace Moretz delivers a heartbreaking and nuanced performance as a queer teen shipped off to a gay conversion camp in Desiree Akhavan’s touching drama, this year’s Sundance Grand Jury winner. Based on the novel by Emily Danforth.
The book is held at Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti District libraries
Tilda Swinton strides through four centuries of history, switching genders as she goes, in Sally Potter’s gorgeous, playful subversion of British Heritage cinema. With Billy Zane, and Quentin Crisp as Elizabeth I. Virginia Woolf's magnificant love letter to Vita Sackville-West.
The book is held by Wellington, Hutt and Kapiti libraries