A Film by Vasiliki Katsarou (AB '87)


Date:               Thursday April 25, 2024
Time:              7:30PM 
Place:              Newtown Theatre, 120 N State St, Newtown PA 18940  


“Fruitlands 1843” tells the true story of the short-lived utopian community founded by Louisa May Alcott’s father Bronson Alcott during the Transcendentalist period in Massachusetts. The film has been called “breathtaking” and “Bergman-esque” by The Boston Globe while the Cleveland Film Society described it as “Haunting, stark, and extremely subtle and powerful. The artistic telling of a quiet and powerful silence.”


“Fruitlands 1843” features an array of highly respected Boston theater actors and is also the first 35mm film experience by the noted UK cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos (Belfast, A Haunting in Venice, Mamma Mia! 2008). The original score was composed by UK-based composer Richard Whalley. “Fruitlands 1843” was featured at the 22nd Independent Film Project and screened at the Angelika Film Center in NYC, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Harvard Film Archive, and the Drama Film Festival in Greece. 


“Fruitlands 1843” is the only 35mm film written and directed by the New Jersey-based Greek American poet Vasiliki Katsarou. Katsarou is a Geraldine R. Dodge Festival Poet, who has worked in film production in France and Greece, and recently embarked on a literary publishing venture, Solitude Hill Press.


The film will be introduced by local film professor emeritus Mark Bezanson and followed by a Q&A with poet filmmaker Vasiliki Katsarou. This event is part of ArtWRKD’s celebration of National Poetry Month.

Cost:               $25 per person 
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