LAKMA, in cooperation with the US Embassy Vinius, is pleased to invite teachers and students of English to a monthly screening series of American films made after literary works to be held at the US Embassy Vilnius, Akmenų g. 6.

Each screening will be preceeded by an introduction and followed by a discussion.

Event moderators:  Daiva Janavičienė and Loreta Zavadskienė (VU, UKI) 

DATE: 13 March 2015. Further dates: 10 April / 8 May (to be confirmed).

TIME: 14.30 security check at US Embassy. Please remember to have an ID. 15.00 film show.

ADMISSION: free for LAKMA members and non-members.


CERTIFICATE  issued upon request to those who have attended 4 screening events.

The Great Gatsby (2013)Friday, 13 March 2015

Length: 142 mins

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: BazLuhrmann

Writer: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke,  Elizabeth Debicki, Jack Thompson, Amitabh Bachchan

“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

The film won a wide range of prestigious awards in 2014.