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The Clark to Screen 1994 Film Little Women

For Immediate Release

July 02, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s “Homericana” summer film series, which spotlights films set in Winslow Homer’s America, continues on Monday, July 15 with a free screening of Gillian Anderson’s 1994 film Little Women. The film will be shown at 3 pm in the Clark’s auditorium.

The film, which is adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel, follows the trials and tribulations of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they come of age during the American Civil War. Faced with rationing, a restricted income, and the absence of their father, who is serving in the Army, the girls must simultaneously find their place in the world while supporting each other. Alcott drew inspiration from her own childhood in Concord, Massachusetts when she was writing the novel, which made an immediate—and enduring—connection with readers of all ages.

This Oscar-nominated adaptation is notable for its talented cast, including Winona Ryder as Jo March, Susan Sarandon as matriarch Mrs. March, Christian Bale as the March’s neighbor Mr. “Laurie” Lawrence, and a twelve-year-old Kirsten Dunst as Amy March.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.

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PRESS CONTACT:

Amanda Powers

apowers@clarkart.edu

413 458 0471

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