The 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference is delighted to present the Pittsburgh film premiere of The Great Gilly Hopkins at Point Park University on Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm.
Bring the entire family to meet twelve-year-old tomboy Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse). Gilly has been dumped into the foster-family system by her narcissistic single mom (Julia Stiles), who would rather party than parent, but that doesn’t stop Gilly from fantasizing about her. No foster family can seem to tolerate Gilly. She's lied, cheated and out-maneuvered every household and now it's her last chance to make good. Lucky for her, Maime Trotter (played by the brilliant Kathy Bates) is a big-hearted, working-class widow who is determined that Gilly has found a home at last! But the young teen is stubborn and remains convinced that it’s only a matter of time before she's happily reconnected with her mother.
The movie The Great Gilly Hopkins (Rated G) is based on the Newbury Award-winning book by Kathy Paterson.
FRIDAY, MAY 19
7:30 - 9:30 PM
POINT PARK UNIVERSITY'S GRW THEATER
414 WOOD STREET
Features a Q&A with Screenwriter, David Paterson, afterwards.
Free Screenings with a suggested donation for children and adults.
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