The Great Gilly Hopkins
Event Dates and Times
Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN
Sunday, April 23, 5 p.m., Film, “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” at Maryville College. The library and the Blount County Friends of the Library is a partner in this off-site special event at the Maryville College campus. Admission is free, but space is limited. To obtain your free tickets from the Clayton Center Box Office in advance call 865-981-8590 or go to http://www.claytonartscenter.com/event/great-gilly-hopkins/?instance_id=8278
“The Great Gilly Hopkins” is a 2016 movie based on Paterson’s beloved 1978 young-adult novel; rated PG, it stars Glenn Close, Julia Stiles, Kathy Bates and Octavia Spencer. The story follows a teenager who moves from one foster home to another until finally meeting the woman who wants to be the mother this troublemaker needs – a relationship that will end up benefiting both of them. This film will be held at the Maryville College campus at the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804. Not at the Library! (Note: Katherine Paterson will not be in attendance at this event.) This film screening is part of a three-day celebration of Katherine Paterson’s work. For more information about the three-day celebration of events go to https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/about/faith/terabithia/ or see the library’s Facebook page or Maryville College’s Facebook page.
Joan VanSickle Sloan