In anticipation of the movie, I started reading “Anna Karenina” earlier this month. The novel, by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, chronicles the tragic life of an aristocrat and socialite in the 1800s. The most recent movie installment by director Joe Wright and writer Tom Stoppard is already getting Oscar buzz. Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star. It was recently released in theaters, but has yet to come to York County. My guess is that it will be here in the coming weeks.
But if you’re like me and hope to finish the book before you watch the movie, don’t worry that it will be out of theaters before the final page. It will play 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. It runs 129 minutes and is rated R. Tickets are $7. For details and tickets, call 717-846-1111 or visit www.mystrandcapitol.org.
I’m about 100 pages into the book and am already enraptured. The movie looks stunning. Here’s hoping that I can get through 800-plus pages in the next month!