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Maine in the Movies: Olive Kitteridge

Maine in the Movies: Olive Kitteridge

Mar 7, 2020
1:00 PM
Bates College
70 Campus Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240

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This mini-series follows Maine schoolteacher Olive Kitteridge (Frances McDormand) and her relationships with her husband, Henry (Richard Jenkins); son, Chris (John Gallagher Jr.); and other members of their New England community. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko, the four-episode HBO miniseries was adapted by Jane Anderson from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by [Bates College alumna] Elizabeth Strout, and also stars Bill Murray and Zoe Kazan. "With this full-bodied, honestly sympathetic portrait of the difficult, demanding, and ultimately admirable Olive, she reaffirms her status as one of the great actors of our age — one who can lift your spirits, break your heart, and keep you riveted through all four hours of the best movie or miniseries HBO has produced." - Robert Bianco, USA Today.

Screened as part of Maine in the Movies, a statewide festival of films set in Maine.