PGA – BRIGHT STAR Screening

Posted: September 8th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – BRIGHT STAR Screening

The PGA East Screening Committee invites you to a Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of

Apparition presents

BRIGHT STAR

Followed by a Conversation with Producer Jan Chapman, moderated by PGA East Chair John Hadity

Produced by Jan Chapman & Caroline Hewitt

Written and Directed by Jane Campion

Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion.

This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general.

It was the illness of Keats’s younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny’s efforts to help and agreed to teach her poetry.

By the time Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’s best friend Brown realised their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum.

Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept into powerful new sensations, “I have the feeling as if I were dissolving”, Keats wrote to her.

Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that deepened as their troubles mounted. Only Keats’s illness proved insurmountable.

Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street


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