Film screening and discussion - The Chalk Garden

 16 May
 Enoch Pratt Free Library
 400 Cathedral St - 21201 - Baltimore - United States
 Marc Sober
The Chalk Garden FILMTALK viewing and discussion group Saturday, May 16, 201510:30 AM Wheeler Auditorium Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201 This film adaptation of Edith Bagnold's play stars Deborah Kerr as Miss Madrigal, the secretive new governess of British "problem child" Laurel (Hayley Mills). Both Madrigal and faithful butler Maitland (John Mills) are aware that Laurel's atrocious behavior stems from her belief that her oft-married mother (Elizabeth Sellars) does not love her. Madrigal determines to straighten out Laurel before she becomes totally unmanageable and hurts someone else. She knows what she's doing; Madrigal has just been released from a long prison term, having been charged with the murder of her stepsister. Dame Edith Evans steals every scene she's in as Laurel's wealthy grandmother, who is pulled away from tending her precious garden only when it appears that she has a murderess in her house (the old lady indicates that she's somewhat thrilled by the prospect). The Chalk Garden represented a "stretch" for Hayley Mills, who previously had been confined to sugary-sweet Disney heroines. (Directed by Ronald Neame, 1964, 106 minutes, Not Rated) Internet Movie Database Turner Classic Movies Trailer {slight spoiler} @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Don't forget - you can park at the garage on Franklin St., between Charles & Cathedral for the whole day on Saturday for $4 and not have to worry about feeding meters!, stay and see both features, at 10:30AM and 2PM, fulfill all your library needs, and also have some time to enjoy other downtown attractions. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ For more information, contact: Marc Sober Humanities Dept. Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201 (410)-396-5487

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