Monday, May 31, 2010

Linden Place Film Festival

Linden Place Museum's Barrymore Film Festival Continues with "The Farmer's Daughter"

LINDEN PLACE will continue to celebrate the bicentennial year of the historic mansion with Part II of the Barrymore Film Festival featuring The Farmer's Daughter. The screening will take place on Thursday, June 3rd at 7 PM at the Rogers Free Library located across the street from the mansion at 525 Hope Street, Bristol.

The Barrymore film festival features a series of four films throughout the course of the mansion's bicentennial year. Oscar Award winning Ethel Barrymore, who married Russell Colt, great-grandson of George DeWolf who built Linden Place and summered at the mansion, stars in all four films.

In "The Farmer's Daughter", a delightful comedy with a great cast, the radiant Loretta Young plays Katie Holstrom, a naive Minnesota farm girl who leaves home to study nursing in the big city. Bilked out of her cash the first day, Katie lands a job as maid to U.S. Congressman Glenn Morley (Joseph Cotten) and soon finds herself thrust into politics when she takes a public stand for immigrants.

Admission to the feature film is free. Donations will be accepted for light refreshments. The film festival is part of an on-going series of cultural programming and exhibitions at Linden Place Museum to celebrate the 200th birthday of the treasured 1810 Federal-style mansion located in historic downtown Bristol, Rhode Island.

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CONTACT: Susan Battle- 253-0390 -

Friends of Linden Place
500 Hope Street P.O. Box 328 Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
401-253-0390 tel 401-253-4106 fax

Friends of Linden Place is a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration and preservation of the historic house museum at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, and for the promotion of cultural, artistic, and educational programs in the community. The mansion and grounds are open to the public from May to October, during the holiday season, and also by appointment.
Linden Place Film Festival

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