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The Secret Garden takes you to England this Thursday, April 5 at 4 and 6 p.m.

Posted on: April 2, 2012

The Murphy Library is showing The Secret Garden this Thursday, April 5 at 4 and 6 p.m.  Running time is 101 minutes and the film is rated G. 

When an English girl’s parents are killed, she must leave her home in India and travel to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in.  His house is not a home but rather a large castle with many areas that are off limits.  That is, unless you’re a girl who is not afraid to venture out and about.

Polish director Agnieszka Holland made this film in 1993 not long after she achieved fame with her film Europa Europa.

The English countryside and gardens also take center stage.  Some of the locations include Allerton Park at Knaresborough and Fountains Abbey in Ripon, both in North Yorkshire.  Filming was also done at Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex.

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