New York City, New York

Directed by Kari Skogland in theatres, July 11

The Stone Angel is the international acclaimed award-winning novel by the late Manitoba-born Margaret Laurence tells the story of feisty Hagar Currie Shipley, a 90-year-old struggling against being put in a nursing home, which she sees as a symbol of death. The present-day narrative alternates with Hagar looking back at her life. With her life nearly behind her, she sets out in search of a way to reconcile herself to her turbulent past. Through her reflections we come to know a passionate and rebellious young bride, her love for her two sons, the freedoms she claimed, and the joys she denied herself.
Canadian director Kari Skogland brings the story to screen with an all star cast including Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, Oscar nominated actor for her role as Juno Ellen Page (Halifax), Sheila McCarthy (Toronto) and Dylan Baker. For more information, please visit:

Robertson Davies, in The New York Times Book Review, praised Laurence's insight into character as well as her "freshness of approach her gift for significant detail.”

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