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Fiction, Film and Fun: The Help

Thursday, August 16, 2012  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join CCAC's Jeanne Bergad to discuss The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. A massive summer hit in 2009, Stockett’s first novel was rejected by 60 literary agents before one was willing to help her bring it to press. The book spent 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over 5 million copies to date. Set in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, The Help chronicles the efforts of Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan to write a book about the experiences of African-American maids working in white households. The 2011 film version was directed by Tate Taylor and featured a large ensemble cast, including Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actress nominations for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer (who went on to win the award) and a Best Actress nomination for Viola Davis.
Presented by: Jeanne Bergad
5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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