Director: Robert Stevenson
(1943, 97 minutes)
This classic American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel of the same name stars Orson Welles as Mr. Rochester and Joan Fontaine as Jane Eyre. After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young ward. Original music by Bernard Hermann and cinematography by George Barnes.
The exhibition Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will will be open for program attendees before the screening.