On Friday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m., a free screening of "Sense and Sensibility" will be held in Massillon Public Library’s auditorium. The 1995 film version of this classic book is being shown in conjunction with the Ananda Center’s Jane Austen Series.
"When Mr. Dashwood dies, tradition dictates that he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his current wife and their three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in dire financial circumstances. However, fate is kind and they are taken in by a cousin. Their lack of fortune, though, makes them poor candidates for marriage--both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor finally does form an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves of Elinor and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery John Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried." —source: Collins review
The presentation of this film is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, contact Jessica Watkins at 330.832.9831, ext. 312.
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.