Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CELEBRATE HELEN KELLER’S BIRTHDAY @ THE PRATT LIBRARY, FOR FREE

When we were kids (not at the same time, of course), we were fascinated by the stories of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. Ruth taught the play, The Miracle Worker, to 7th grade English students for years; Natalie read a biography, saw the film and read the play in class. Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan are inspirations for us all, whether we are disabled or not. Here’s a film that is perfect for the family, just in time for Helen Keller’s birthday! And it’s free!

Miracle Worker film

THE MIRACLE WORKER

Twenty-year-old Annie Sullivan struggles desperately to teach the blind, deaf, and mute seven-year-old Helen Keller to communicate with a world she could neither see nor hear.

Patty Duke won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her raging, grasping, and desperately isolated Helen, and Anne Bancroft won the Best Actress Oscar® for this strenuous role.

(Directed by Arthur Penn, 1962, 107 min.)
Not rated.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

WHERE: Southeast Anchor Library
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2011 (1:00 PM)

Suggested Audience:

  • Whole Family
  • Adults
  • Seniors