AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (New Zealand, 1990, 158 minutes, Rated R) – Jane Campion tells the tale of New Zealand poet Janet Frame, painting a picture of the authoress’ turbulent life. The biographical film begins with childhood, and follows her through her difficult upbringing and her misdiagnosis as a schizophrenic. Committed to a mental institution, Frame is subjected to years of unnecessary shock treatments, but is rescued through her writing. Roger Ebert wrote, “An Angel at my Table is told with a clarity and simplicity that is quietly but completely absorbing. Yes, it is visually beautiful, and, yes, it is well-acted, but it doesn’t call attention to its qualities. It tells its story calmly and with great attention to human detail and, watching it, I found myself drawn in with a rare intensity.”
SHOW starts at 6pm (5:30 for pre-SHOW reception) and is FREE TO ALL.