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FREE Gardenfest Saturday Double Feature
May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 1:00pm
In conjuction with GardenFest the Shepherdstown Opera House presents two films:
1pm – Enchanted April (1991)
Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies’ club but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the shores of the Mediterranean for rent, for the month of April. They find some common ground in that both are struggling to make the best of unhappy marriages. Having decided to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning but aloof Lady Caroline Dester. The four women come together at the castle and find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, rediscovering hope and love.
3pm – The Incredible Mrs Ritchie (2003)
A coming-of-age story about Charlie, a troubled boy who spends his summer working as a handyman for Mrs. Ritchie, an elderly woman who has had an unfortunate life. Through his time with Mrs. Ritchie and his work in her magical garden, Charlie comes to terms with a terrible secret that is the cause of his family’s unhappiness. Loosely based on writer-director Paul Johansson’s own experiences. – TCM
Doors 12:30 . Film starts at 1pm
Watch the Enchanted April Trailer:
Watch The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie trailer: