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Supper & Film: The Lady in the Van (SF16-5)

  • Mon, January 23, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Womanspace Media Room
  • 11


A true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her van in his driveway. She stayed there for 15 years until her death in 1989. Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild, a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in  promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, and had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame. (2015) (PG-13).

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