Kevin SullivanCanada200 minutes1985Ages 7- 13ColourEnglish
This beloved television adaptation Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel became a classic in its own right when it first aired in 1985. "Anne" herself, Megan Follows, will be in attendance to introduce this special big-screen presentation!
Lucy Maud Montgomery's international bestseller Anne of Green Gables has charmed audiences for over a century. Almost as beloved today is Kevin Sullivan's critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television adaptation, which follows Montgomery's heroine, 12-year-old orphan Anne Shirley (Megan Follows), as she's mistakenly sent to live with brother and sister Matthew (Richard Farnsworth) and Marilla Cuthbert (Colleen Dewhurst) in picturesque Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. Despite mishap after mishap, the precocious, wildly imaginative, headstrong Anne manages to charm her way into the Cuthberts' lives. From Follows and Dewhurst to Schuyler Grant (as Anne's "bosom" friend Diana Barry) and Jonathan Crombie (Anne's school rival, Gilbert Blythe), the entire cast gives outstanding performances. Featuring a beautiful score by composer Hagood Hardy, this beloved Canadian tale highlights family, friendship, and love, and is sure to find its way into your hearts and memories.
Content Advisory: young girl getting drunk, death of a character
Kevin Sullivan was born in Toronto. He studied biology at the University of Toronto and graduated with a BSc. in 1979 before turning to film production. He co-founded Sullivan Entertainment with his future wife, Trudy Grant, and made his feature directorial debut with the television film The Wild Pony (82). He directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the miniseries Anne of Green Gables after purchasing the rights in 1984. Its international success led him to create Anne of Green Gables - The Sequel (87) and the long-running series Road to Avonlea (90-96). His other work as director includes the TV films Looking for Miracles (89), Lantern Hill (90), The Piano Man's Daughter (03), and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (08), the feature Magic Flute Diaries (08), and the documetnary Mozart Decoded (10). His many projects as a television producer include the CBC series Wind at My Back (96-00).