This event will take place at the State Theatre.
Doors open at 6; discussion at 6:30; film at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit the State Theatre box office at 1307 J Street or go to www.thestate.org.
About the film: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” is being shown as part of the State Theatre’s “Page to Film” series. Stella Beratlis, Modesto’s Poet Laureate, will moderate a book discussion before the film begins. The 1945 movie, starring Dorothy McGuire, is based on Betty Smith’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, published in 1943.