Anne of Green Gables

Canada On Screen: Television
Canada 1985. Dir: Kevin Sullivan. 199 min. DCP

FREE SCREENING | MINISERIES MARATHON | Winner of an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program, Anne of Green Gables, CBC’s seminal miniseries, is one of Canadian television’s most prized, perennial works. The first of four televised adaptations of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Victorian-set novels — all produced and written by Kevin Sullivan, who here directs as well — this two-part, fan-adored series launched the career of Toronto-born actress Megan Follows (despite concerns she might be, at 16, a tad too old for the part). Anne chronicles the coming-of-age adventures of sweet-natured, tough-willed, red-topped Anne Shirley, an orphan adopted by two elderly P.E.I. siblings (played by screen veterans Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth), who were expecting a boy. A homegrown phenomenon and international hit, it ranks as the most watched Canadian television drama of all time!

Anne of Green Gables screens in two parts, each approximately 100 minutes in length. There will be a 15-minute intermission between Part 1 and Part 2.


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