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Give and take

Film based on Lois Lowry novel gets sneak peek

Fathom Events joins the Weinstein Co. and Walden Media in broadcasting the red-carpet premiere of The Giver at select theaters on Monday. Participating Texas cinemas will broadcast a tape delay of the event at 7 p.m. Monday, including a screening at the AMC Highland Village 12 cinema, 4090 Barton Creek.

The event will broadcast the red-carpet premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, with appearances by the film’s stars. Then, viewers will get to see the feature film four days before its theatrical release on Aug. 15.

The Giver is based on the young adult novel by Lois Lowry. A young man, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), spends time with the Giver (Jeff Bridges), the keeper of his community’s history and memories. Jonas realizes that his content, peaceful community harbors haunting and horrifying secrets. Jonas discovers that his life — and the lives of those he loves most — rest on his ability to get them out of their home.

The film is rated PG-13, 94 minutes. For tickets and more information, visit

— Staff report