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The Resource Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth, (videorecording)

Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth, (videorecording)

Label
Housekeeping
Title
Housekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth
Contributor
Actor
Director
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Writer/director Bill Forsyth (Comfort and Joy, Being Human) brings to life this tale, set in the 1950s and based on a novel by Marilynne Robinson, which is neither a sentimental nor simple exploration of familial and emotional bonds. Ruth (Sara Walker) and Lucille (Andrea Burchill) are two young sisters who are abandoned by their mother and raised by a succession of aged relatives, until their unconventional aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti, Running on Empty) arrives like a breath of fresh air. Sylvie has been living on the road for many years, and her life is detached from the norms of the community; she returns home to bittersweet memories and the town's harsh scrutiny. The girls are thrilled to have a charming young role model and Sylvie's new responsibilities offer her a chance for real love, sharing a home, and a sense of family -- all things she has not felt for a long time. Eventually, as Ruth and Lucille's perceptions of Sylvie change, the two girls develop vastly different ways of relating to this eccentric, original woman"--Container
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MNN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Coulter ; editor, Michael Ellis ; music, Michael Gibbs
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG.
  • OFRB rating: F; for a mature theme
PerformerNote
Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak, Barbara Reese
Runtime
117
Technique
live action
Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth, (videorecording)
Label
Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
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Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396387676
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
38767
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)752302902
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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