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August 2019

Books on Screen

August 2019

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Art of Racing in the Rain and Where'd You Go, Bernadette; the season finales of "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu and "Sweetbitter" on Starz; and the DVD releases of Avengers: Endgame, A Dog's Journey, Tolkien and The Professor and the Madman.

 

In Theaters


The Art of Racing in the Rain
Release Date: August 9th (wide)
Based on: THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein

Brian Banks
Release Date: August 9th (wide)
Based on: WHAT SET ME FREE: A True Story of Wrongful Conviction, a Dream Deferred, and a Man Redeemed, by Brian Banks with Mark Dagostino

The Kitchen
Release Date: August 9th (wide)
Based on: The comic book miniseries of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Release Date: August 9th (wide)
Based on: The children's book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Release Date: August 16th (wide)
Based on: WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

Official Secrets
Release Date: August 30th (limited)
Based on: THE SPY WHO TRIED TO STOP A WAR: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion, by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell

 


 

On TV

 

Film Release

Otherhood
Release Date: August 2nd on Netflix
Based on: WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY by William Sutcliffe

 

Season Premiere

"The Preacher"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on AMC; Season Four Premiere on August 4th (with back-to-back episodes starting at 9pm ET/PT)
Based on: The comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

 

Series/Season Finales

"Sweetbitter"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Starz; Season Two Finale on August 5th
Based on: SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler

"Granchester"
Air Dates: Sundays on PBS "Masterpiece" at 9pm ET/PT; Season Four Finale on August 11th
Based on: The Granchester Mysteries by James Runcie

"The Handmaid's Tale"
Release Dates: New episodes available every Wednesday on Hulu; Season Three Finale on August 14th
Based on: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

"The Rook" (8-episode limited series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Finale on August 18th
Based on: THE ROOK by Daniel O'Malley

 


 

On DVD

Donnybrook
DVD Release Date: August 6th
Based on: DONNYBROOK by Frank Bill

The Iron Orchard
DVD Release Date: August 6th
Based on: THE IRON ORCHARD by Tom Pendleton

Tolkien
DVD Release Date: August 6th
Based on: The early life of J. R. R. Tolkien

Avengers: Endgame
DVD Release Date: August 13th
Based on: The Avengers series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

The Professor and the Madman
DVD Release Date: August 13th
Based on: THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Rafiki
DVD Release Date: August 13th
Based on: The short story "Jambula Tree" from JAMBULA TREE AND OTHER STORIES: The Caine Prize for African Writing 8th Annual Collection, by Monica Arac de Nyeko

A Dog's Journey
DVD Release Date: August 20th
Based on: A DOG'S JOURNEY: Another Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron

The Sun Is Also a Star
DVD Release Date: August 20th
Based on: THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon