SAINT AUGUSTINE – Friends of the Corazon, Inc., in partnership with the St. Johns County Public Library System are introducing “Read a Film.” The event is described as “Read the Book, then See the Film,” with author Larry Baker’s “The Flamingo Rising” in the spotlight at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Corazone Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St. Baker is a resident of St. Johns County.
Books will be available for sale at The Corazon Aug. 3. For this event, seats will be reserved for those who purchase the book through the Corazon – cash only. The remaining seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This new program is being kicked off in conjunction with the 2017 Florida Heritage Book Festival.
“The Flamingo Rising” was filmed in and around St. Augustine during the summer of 2000. The film stars William Hurt, Elizabeth McGovern and Brian Benben, and the production also employed local actors and residents in supporting parts and as extras.