SUN 19 MAY |1PM|Arc Cinema 
1994|G | 118 mins |DCP| US | D: Gillian Armstrong 
SUN 26 MAY |1PM|Arc Cinema 
2019|G | 135 mins |DCP| US | D: Greta Gerwig 

Catch these two different interpretations of Little Women, both highly acclaimed, ahead of our discussion on the films and Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. 

Gillian Armstrong’s 1994 interpretation of Little Women revived the cherished story of the March sisters, the subject of four film adaptations, including George Cukor’s 1933 Oscar-winning version.  
Led by Winona Ryder and starring a young Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, and Christian Bale, Armstrong’s take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel beautifully captures the tender tribulations of four young women coming of age during the American Civil War.  
‘Director Gillian Armstrong takes the delicate snow globe that is Little Women and gives it a bold new shake’ – USA Today (1994) 
Greta Gerwig offers a fresh interpretation of Lousia May Alcott’s beloved story, bringing the March sisters to life for a new generation. Little Women reunites Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet – stars of Gerwig’s breakout hit, Ladybird (2017) – along with heavyweights Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scalan and Laura Dern. 
Gerwig’s critically acclaimed adaptation of this coming-of-age novel is both boldly 21st century and richly true to its period roots.  
Like any good novelist and every great filmmaker, Gerwig isn’t afraid to let her audience work a little. She trusts our intelligence and our curiosity, and also her own command of the medium’ – The New York Times 
The screening will be followed by a discussion of Louisa May Alcott’s novel and the film adaptations directed by Gillian Armstrong (1994) and Greta Gerwig (2019) with special guest James McNamara. 

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