Gesa Matthies’ film: THE LADY IN THE BOOK

The English-language Premiere!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 
2:30 pm Weinstein Auditorium
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker

In THE LADY IN THE BOOK, French filmmaker GESA MATTHIES explores Sylvia Plath’s early years and the profound impact she has had on young women who see themselves in her journals and early work, as she comes of age caught between conventional expectations of womanhood and a desire to break free of traditional female roles. Much of this hour-long documentary was filmed at Smith in April 2016 and features a half dozen students reading from Plath’s works and reflecting on their own struggles to define themselves and their futures.