RACINE, Wis. (AP) _ About 250 people gathered in a Racine movie theater for the Midwest premiere of ``A Map of the World'' and a chance to meet Jane Hamilton, whose book the movie is based on.

On the party menu: cider from Ela Orchards, the apple farm run by Hamilton's husband. Hamilton lives and writes on the orchard, in nearby Rochester.

``A Map of the World'' is the story of a Chicago couple _ played by Sigourney Weaver and David Strathairn _ who leave the city for farm life.

The movie made its Los Angeles debut Dec. 1 and was shot in Canada. The premiere, a fund-raiser to renovate the Rochester public library, cost $50 a person.