Mansfield Park

Summer of Austen Mural by Jade Young (Jade O'Lantern), courtesy of Brazos Bookstore

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Thu., June 29, 7 p.m. 2017
Free

Location Info:

Rice University - Media Center Building
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX  77005
713-348-4882
Based on arguably Jane Austen’s most polarizing novel, Patricia Rozema’s 1999 dramedy starring Frances O’Connor as heroine Fanny Price and Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller as her love interest Edmund is a complex take that brings subtextual and background elements (like slavery and gender-based hypocrisy) to the fore and incorporates Austen’s own writing into Fanny’s dialogue to create a film Roger Ebert called “uncommonly intelligent.” Mansfield Park, screening as part of Brazos Bookstore’s Summer of Austen, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, may seem to diverge from the original text, but the end product may be closer to Austen’s values than it appears.

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