For Immediate Release - September 30, 2016
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Jane Austen Film Series in Welty Garden
Concludes October 14 with Bride and Prejudice
The third and final installment of the 2016 Jane Austen Film Series will feature "Bride and
Prejudice,"he 2004 Bollywood-style adaptation of Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," on Friday, October 14, on the grounds of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. The garden will open at 6:00 p.m., the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the film will be shown at 7 p.m.
“While the plot will be familiar to Austen fans, the contemporary Indian setting and song and
dance numbers offer a new perspective on the more than 200-year-old novel,” said Carolyn
Brown, a biographer of Welty and state coordinator of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA-MS).
The Eudora Welty House and Garden and JASNA-MS are partnering with the Crossroads Film
Society on the series, which began in May with a screening of Emma. The Austen Film Series in
the Welty Garden is free of charge thanks to grants from the Mississippi Humanities Council and
the Jane Austen Society of North America.
“This series has been as much fun as it's been successful," said Bridget Edwards, director of the
Eudora Welty House and Garden. "There's no shortage of good films on Austen's stories or her
life so we're planning another series next fall."
Bring a chair or blanket. Coolers are welcome and popcorn and lemonade will be served. In the
event of inclement weather, the film will be shown across the street at Belhaven University.
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The Eudora Welty House and Garden interprets the life of the internationally acclaimed author.
Tours are by reservation Tuesday through Friday and the second Saturday of each month. The
house is located at 1119 Pinehurst Street in Jackson and is operated by the Mississippi
Department of Archives and History.