Celebrating Jane Austen at the Jones Library

Jane Austen Film Festival & Fashion in Fiction

Amherst, MA – As 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, one of the world’s most beloved authors, the Jones Library celebrates her contributions to literature and the arts with special programming during the month of September.

The Jane Austen Film Festival will take place on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm and Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm, beginning on Saturday, September 2 and running through Tuesday, September 19th. These free screenings provide a visual interpretation of most of Jane Austen’s published works, and have been enjoyed by viewers over the course of decades.

The Film Festival culminates with a special final event as Kandie Carle presents “Fashion in Fiction” on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2 pm in the Woodbury Room. This delightful show-and-tell on the fashion of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen’s fiction will include dressing “Elizabeth Bennet” and “Mr. Darcy” as well as readings from Miss Austen’s letters and novel.

For the complete program of film titles, pick up a flyer on your next visit to the library or visit the library’s website at http://www.joneslibrary.org/JaneAusten for more details on the program series. All the films are rated PG or not rated.

These events are generously funded by the Friends of the Jones Libraries.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.

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