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Movies @ Harlem Library: The HELP
THURSDAY MARCH 28, 2013 AT 4:00 PM
HARLEM LIBRARY 9 WEST 124TH STREET. 212-348-5620
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by Tate Taylor Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.