The first official film of the Women Film Directors 2 series is Jane Campion's The Piano.
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.
This film is a part of our continued series on Women Film Directors. Memberships are available through the SOPAC box office either in person, online at the SOPAC website, or by phone at (973) 313-2787