The film version of Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” will be shown starting Friday, March 3 at the Smith Opera House. Faithful to the setting and period of the beloved novel, and filmed entirely on location in the U.K., this is the first movie version of the story in 65 years.
The classic tale of love and misunderstanding unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century. Thanks to a radiant performance by Keira Knightley as one of Austen's most enduring heroines, the film resonates with the restrained feminist fierceness that makes the story so appealing today.
Arguably Austen's most famous work, “Pride and Prejudice” hasn't been made into a feature film since 1940, when Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier lit up the screen.
Nominated for four Academy Awards including Achievement in Art Direction and Original Score, “Pride and Peujudice” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. Rated PG, it has a running time of 2:07. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens, and will be available at the door.