Exceptionally large fruit could provide a solution to world hunger and satiate the sugar cravings of the masses, eliminating the need for processed junk food. But in reality, all super-sized produce does is earn blue ribbons at county fairs and inspire books, which in turn inspire films. Such is the case with Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.
The 1961 story follows a young English boy on a strange journey that features a variety of insects, and was the inspiration for a 1996 Disney film of the same name. You can enjoy the lit-to-big screen transformation today at the Library! at Collister.
The Boise Public Library will include the film as part of its Books to Film series, and give a FREE showing at 6:30 p.m. Light snacks are permitted, and all ages are welcome. The film is rated PG. Call 208-562-4995 or visit the library's website for more info.