EAC Films will present the Australian drama My Brilliant Career (1979, G), based on the celebrated coming-of-age novel by Miles Franklin and directed by Gillian Armstrong, on Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm, and Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm. Distributor Janus Films synopsizes as follows: “Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance), bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry, where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence above all else. When a handsome landowner (Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life’s work she has imagined for herself. Suffused with generous humor and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit.”
Admission for the film is $7; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. The screening has been made possible by the Maine Community Foundation Community Building Grant.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.