BIG STONE GAP - Reception with Best Selling Author/Director Adriana Trigiani in person!
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Wed, Aug 30, 2017 7:30 PM Event Date Passed

Wednesday, August 30 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16
Reception with Best Selling Author/Director Adriana Trigiani in person!

Join beloved author Adriana Trigiani for a big screen showing and discussion of her lively adaptation of her best selling novel about a self-proclaimed spinster who finds her life forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.

Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) has lived her whole life in tiny Big Stone Gap, a picturesque coal-mining town nestled in the hollers of southwestern Virginia. When she’s not making deliveries from her family’s pharmacy to far-flung neighbors, Ave Maria directs the annual outdoor drama festival, keeps chaste company with her longtime beau, Theodore (John Benjamin Hickey), and exchanges good-natured barbs with local hunk Jack MacChesney (Patrick Wilson). Just as Ave Maria has resigned herself to life as a self-proclaimed “old maid,”she is caught off guard by a family secret, an unexpected marriage proposal and a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Big Stone Gap by movie legend Elizabeth Taylor. With everything she knows changing before her eyes, Ave Maria plans the adventure of a lifetime in Big Stone Gap, a homespun romantic comedy about small-town life, working people and the triumph of love. (USA, 2014, 103 min., English, PG-13, DCP | Dir. Adriana Trigiani)