Katherine Anne Porter
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
"3 Stars. Recommended. An imaginative treatment of Katherine Anne Porter's story. Geraldine Fitzgerald, always an underappreciated actress in America, gives a strong performance."
Starring: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald) is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny.
One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life.
Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools), The Jilting of Granny Weatherall reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves.
DVD Special Features
About the American Short Story Collection
Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
Henry Fonda Intro
Printable Study Guide
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