Classic British Novels on Film

Georgetown Library

Classic British Novels on Film

August Film Series

Join us for adaptations of 18-century classics that feature your favorite stars! All movies will air at 6 p.m. (on Tuesdays) in the lower-level meeting room.

Sense and SensibilityAug. 7 -- Jane Eyre (2011)
PG-13, 2 hours
When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell.

Aug. 14 -- Sense and Sensibility (1995)
PG, 135 minutes
After the death of the patriarch, the Dashwood family takes a step down in society and faces hardship as they are four women virtually penniless. Elinor and Marianne, two sisters with different perspectives on life, keep one another in line and support one another through death, hardship and a love and friendship. Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant.

Pride and PrejudiceAug. 21 -- Wuthering Heights (1992)
PG, 105 minutes
Heathcliff is Cathy Earnshaw's foster brother; more than that, he is her other half. When forces within and without tear them apart, Heathcliff wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible, even into a second generation. Starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.

Aug. 28 -- Pride & Prejudice (2005)
PG, 127 minutes
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who brings with him his sister and the dashing but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for at least one of the Bennet sisters. Starring Keira Knightly, Judi Dench and Donald Sutherland.