About the film
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Release Date: January 01, 1980
|Genres||:||Drama, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||Learning in Focus|
|Producers||:||Calvin Skaggs, Barbara Claman, Robert Geller, Phylis Geller, Judy Courtney, Brian Benlifer|
|Writers||:||Katherine Anne Porter, Corinne Jacker|
Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald) is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses around her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control, and yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the alter. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life. Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter ("Ship of Fools"), The Jilting of Granny Weatherall reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves.