New Zealand poet and novelist Janet Frame’s autobiographical novels (To the Is-Land, An Angel at My Table, and The Envoy from Mirror City) are brought to life with visual flair and sensitivity by director Jane Campion in her acclaimed early film, An Angel at My Table. Campion’s film follows Frame through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, as the budding writer overcomes poverty, depression, and societal incomprehension to emerge a talented and successful author. 158 minutes. 1990.
Discussion to follow with SFPL librarian John Smalley.