Two Classics Reimagined
We’re excited to bring back two classics this holiday season – Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna. Here are some details about both:
Anne of Green Gables (2016)
Thursday, November 24, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Wednesday, December 14, at 8pm on ThinkTV14
L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious young girl taken from an orphanage and placed in the care of the uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew. The conservative Marilla has a profound effect on the adventurous Anne and creates a journey of learning and personal engagement that has resonated with generations since L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The book remains an iconic work of Canadian literature and has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
Directed by John Kent Harrison and based on the original script by Susan Coyne, this adaptation, filmed in Canada, stars critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Sheen – who has appeared in blockbuster films such as The Amazing Spider Man and The Amazing Spider Man 2, and played the President of the United States in the multi-Emmy winning series The West Wing –portrays Matthew Cuthbert, one half of the brother-sister couple who care for Anne Shirley.
Thursday, November 24, at 9:30pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Wednesday, November 21, at 8pm on ThinkTV14
Every dark cloud has a silver lining — and young Pollyanna knows how to find it. Georgina Terry makes a stirring debut as Pollyanna in this heartwarming tale of a little girl whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike.
After the death of her father, Pollyanna moves in with her embittered aunt. Soon, she charms everyone in the village she now calls home--except her cold-hearted aunt who refuses to see the brighter side of life. Aunt Polly, despite her vast wealth treats Pollyanna more like an stranger than a relative, but when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna's sunny outlook persuades her aunt to confront past ghosts and embrace the promise of happiness. Based on the classic novel by Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna is a treat sure to be treasured by the entire family.