Sandition

Sandition

Sandition – When Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town, but never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice) finishes the story and brings it to the television.

Calling All Jane Austen Fans!

Join us for a Free Screening of Sandition

Enjoy a one-hour preview of the 8-part series. Arrive early to enjoy concessions, enter to win door prizes, and meet local Masterpiece fans. Doors open at both events at 6pm. Concessions and cash bar are available. Free and open to the public, tickets are required.

Thu, Jan. 9 at 7pm

Hoogland Center for the Arts Springfield
420 S 6th St, Springfield | Map

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Fri., Jan. 10 at 7pm

The Varsity, Carbondale, IL
418 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL | Map

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ABOUT THE SERIES
When Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town, but never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice) finishes the story and brings it to the television.

Jane Austen’s last great tales takes viewers into a world where entrepreneurs, love interests, legacy hunters, hypochondriacs and medical mountebanks come together at a struggling resort aimed to be the next fashionable playground in early 1800s England. Rose Williams (Curfew) stars as Austen’s lively but levelheaded heroine, Charlotte Heywood; Theo James (Divergent) portrays the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker; while Anne Reid (Years and Years) stars as the forthright grande dame of Sanditon.

WSIU has traditionally partnered with the Carbondale Public Library and SIU Carbondale to host screening throughout southern Illinois. These screenings are free and open to the public. In addition to the Community Cinema film screening events, WSIU hosts Indie Lens Pop Up film screenings featuring documentaries from the PBS hit series Independent Lens.

The series will broadcast on Sun, Jan. 12 at 8pm

The Varsity Center

Hoogland Center for the Arts