Mechanics Hall Cinema presents
The Civil War Movie Series featuring
Doors Open: 3:00 p.m. Movie Begins: 4:00 p.m.
$5, for Mechanics Hall Members
Your movie ticket includes a brief historical tour of Mechanics Hall. The tour begins at 3:00 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. Please register for the tour when purchasing your movie ticket.
About the Movie:
Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about a family of women in Civil War-era New England is again brought to the screen in this adaptation. The focus is on the March sisters, four young girls raised by their mother (Susan Sarandon) after their father leaves for battle as part of the Union Army. At the center is Jo March (Winona Ryder), an idiosyncratic would-be writer said to be based on Alcott herself, but the film also focuses on the stories of her sisters -- the more conventional Meg (Trini Alvarado), the innocent Beth (Claire Danes), and the precocious Amy (Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis, who represent Amy at different ages.) The film spans years, following the girls' struggles with life's challenges and illustrating how their family connection remains strong in the face of tragedies large and small. - Synopsis written by Judd Blaise
Starring: Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado, Eric Stoltz, Christian Bale and Gabriel Byrne
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