Housekeeping

United States, 1987

Film
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Abandoned early in life, Ruth and Lucille have been raised by various relatives - now it’s Aunt Sylvie’s (Christine Lahti) turn. But Aunt Sylvie isn’t like their other relatives, she used to be a hobo and can’t seem to change her eccentric ways. She takes midday naps on park benches and wears an overcoat lined with old newspapers. Sylvie may be embarrassing, but she’s like a breath of fresh air to the two girls. Can Lucille and Ruth cope with Sylvie, and can Sylvie cope with the real responsibility of a family? This is a beautiful story of quirky relationships, loneliness, and the bonding of kindred spirits. Based on the book by Marilynne Robinson.

Credits

producer

Robert F. Colesberry

production company

Columbia Pictures

Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38259

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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