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Film screening/panel discussion & reception “MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS: THE LIFE AND VISION OF LILIAS TROTTER”

  • Broccoli Theater, USC School of Cinematic Arts 112 (map)


Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson

From Executive Producer Hisao Kurosawa (Dreams, Ran) comes the untold story of one of the Victorian age’s greatest women artists. Many Beautiful Things plunges viewers into the complex age of Victorian England to meet Lilias Trotter, a daring young woman who won the favor of England’s top art critic, John Ruskin. Ruskin believed that, with sacrificial effort, her work could be “immortal.” But with her legacy on the line, Lilias made a stunning decision: to abandon a promising career in art for missionary work in North Africa. Told through the eyes of Miriam Rockness, an amateur scholar in her late-70s,who became a significant expert on the life and work of Lilias Trotter, the film challenges viewers to question the meaning of real success and what is truly a life well lived.

Co-sponsored by the Ruskin Art Club, the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and the USC School of Cinematic Art

Admission is free — For further information, call (310) 640-0710. To make reservations, go to the USC School of Cinematic Arts website: Seating is limited.