Victorian Preview

Posted by on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 - 4:41 PM

An orphan, educated but penniless, with high moral standards, fearsome love and strong loyalty navigates an unfriendly world.  Mistreated in her youth and alone as an adult, she nevertheless refuses to compromise and eventually her love and loyalty pay off.   Remember Jane Eyre?  Has it been a few years – or longer-since you gave this story a thought? Written in 1847, the novel reflects the social conditions of the time. It’s a story of morality, God, religion, love, passion, independence, atonement, forgiveness and search for belonging.  Sounds like a good movie!

This spring, Focus Features will present another in a long line of film adaptations of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It stars Mia Wasikowska,  Michael Fassbender,  Jamie Bell and Judi Dench. On March 10, an exclusive preview will benefit the Westport Youth Film Festival.  Director Cary Fukunaga will take questions after the screening. The screening will be at the Bow Tie Royale 6 Theater at 542 Westport Avenue in Norwalk at 7:30 pm. For tickets, visit or call 222-7070.

WYFF (Westport Youth Film Festival) is both a film program and an annual film festival for high school students. WYFF supports young filmmakers by showcasing their work and receiving criticism, support and guidance from film professionals. To learn more:

 Want to spend some time reading this Victorian classic? Copies of Jane Eyre are available at the Library or you may download a free copy from Google books.


Jane Eyre

The movie night sounds great -- my book group is planning on going. With such a great cast, how can it go wrong? Jane Eyre is perfect for the big screen -- and I'd love to see the movie of Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys' explanation of how the madwoman in the attic got that way.

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