“White Oleander” – Faces of Family

  • Date(s): Thursday, October 5th 2006
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The film, “White Oleander” starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn, Renee Zellweger and Alison Lohman will be shown at the library as part of the Faces of Family series.

Oleander can be poisonous. So can a mother’s love. Flamboyant, self-centered Ingrid is jailed for the murder of her lover. Yet she still controls the life of her impressionable 15-year-old daughter Astrid.

Based on the popular bestseller by Janet Fitch, “White Oleander” traces Astrid’s remarkable journey to independence. Alison Lohman portrays Astrid, struggling to get a foothold in life as she copes with her manipulative mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) and with the challenges of living in a succession of foster homes (Robin Wright Penn and Renee Zellweger play two of the foster mothers). Energized by the real and revealing performances of a stellar cast, “White Oleander” bewitches – and haunts – from beginning to end.

The discussion will also include participants at the Wyoming Women’s Center via audio. A free meal will be provided as well as the opportunity for discussion, be sure to attend this event.

For more information call the library at 334-3490 or email dsturman@will.state.wy.us