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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 1:57pm
A Little Princess Presented by Richard LaGravenese and Mark Johnson

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(USA, 97 MIN)
Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Richard LaGravenese
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
A privileged, free-spirited young girl tries to adapt to life in a strict boarding school in this charming, critically acclaimed children's fantasy. Adapting a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, also the author of The Secret Garden, the film shifts the story's setting to World War I. 10 year-old Sara Crewe (Liesel Matthews) has been left in a respected New York City boarding school while her British father heads overseas to fight. Filled with wild stories and a playful attitude, the unconventional Sara becomes popular amongst her classmates but quickly comes into conflict with the harsh headmistress, Miss Minchin (Eleanor Bron), who attempts to quash the child's individuality. The young girl's situation takes a serious turn for the worse when she unexpectedly receives word of her father's death, and, suddenly impoverished, is forced into life as a servant. Treated as a lesser class of person by her former companions, Sara instead befriends her fellow servants and turns to the power of imagination in order to maintain hope for the future. In addition to changing the story's setting, screenwriters Richard LaGravenese and Elizabeth Chandler add a layer of Indian mythology to the tale, allowing director Alfonso Cuaron the chance to punctuate the riches-to-rags fable with a series of lush, imaginative fantasy sequences. 

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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson - Gran Via Productions; executive producer Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Halt & Catch Fire, Rectify; producer Downsizing, Rain Man, A Little Princess, Galaxy Quest, The Notebook, The Chronicles of Narnia franchise
Mark Johnson is both an Oscar (Rain Man) and an Emmy (Breaking Bad) winner who has produced over forty films and television shows. Johnson produced all of the writer-director Barry Levinson’s films from 1982-1994. In addition to Rain Man, their diverse slate of acclaimed features includes Good Morning, Vietnam, The Natural, Tin Men, Avalon, Diner, and Bugsy, nominated for 10 Academy... Read More →
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Richard LaGravenese

writer/director/producer; credits include: The Last Five Years, P.S. I Love You, Behind The Candelabra, The Fisher King, Unbroken, Water for Elephants, Freedom Writers, Living Out Loud, The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Princess, The Horse Whisperer, The Ref, The Divide, A Decade Under The Influence
Richard LaGravenese is a writer, director and producer. Writing credits include: “Behind The Candelabra”, (Emmy Nomination for Best Writing in Television Movie/Mini Series, BAFTA nomination Best Screenplay). “The Fisher King” (AcademyAward®, BAFTA and WGA award nominations), “Unbroken”,  “Water for Elephants,”, “Freedom Writers” (Humanitas Prize), “P.S. I Love... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 1:57pm
Paramount Theatre