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World View: Cultures in Words

An Angel at My Table

The World View Film series, hosted by Global & Cultural Affairs in ARTS Missoula, is back at the Roxy Theater, featuring four movies about "Cultures in Words": films which reveal the power of the written world to change the world. Following each free screening, Humanities MT speaker Marisa Diaz-Waian will facilitate a community conversation, inspired by questions raised in the movie. The conversations aim to create a space for thoughtful dialogue, reflection, and sharing.  

With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Jane Campion brought to the screen the harrowing autobiography of Janet Frame, New Zealand’s most distinguished author. Three actors in turn take on the lead role (including Kerry Fox in a marvelous performance as the adult Frame), as the film describes a journey from an impoverished childhood marked by tragedy to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia resulting in electroshock therapy and a narrowly escaped lobotomy to, finally, international literary fame. Unobtrusively capturing the beauty and power of the New Zealand landscape while maintaining the film’s focus on the figure at its center, Campion broke new ground for female filmmakers everywhere and earned a sweep of her country’s film awards, along with the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Cast: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson
Director: Jane Campion
Duration: 158 min
Released: 1990
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand

World View: Cultures in Words

An Angel at My Table

An Angel at My Table