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Sarah Lawrence Alumnus Visits For Screening Of Film Based On His Novel

Richard Morais will be returning to Sarah Lawrence College on Friday.
Richard Morais will be returning to Sarah Lawrence College on Friday. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Author Richard Morais, class of 1981, returns to Sarah Lawrence College for screening and discussion of "The Hundred Foot Journey," which is based on his novel of the same name.

The screening will be on Friday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center.

The screening will be followed by a reception and discussion with Morais and film history faculty member Malcom Turvey. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Morais is an American born in Portugal and raised in Switzerland. As a renowned journalist at Forbes magazine for 25 years, he lived in London and was able to travel, live, and write around the world. His first book, "The Hundred Foot Journey," (2010) reflects this global awareness and is both an international and New York Times bestseller, while his newest book "Buddhaland Brooklyn" (2013) also has received praise.

"The Hundred Foot Journey" was turned into a major motion picture released in 2014 starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, produced by Juliet Blake, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg. The film garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Helen Mirren as well as awards from the Heartland Film Festival and the Norwegian International Film Festival.

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