Film - The Virgin Suicides (1999)

The Lisbons seem like an ordinary family. The father (James Woods) is a high-school math teacher. The mother (Kathleen Turner) is a faithful wife. They have five daughters, from thirteen-year-old Cecilia (Hannah Hall) to seventeen-year-old Therese (Leslie Hayman). The sense of normalcy shatters when Cecilia becomes depressed and tries to end her life. When her parents seek the help of a psychiatrist (Danny DeVito), he suggests the girls socialize more with boys. This causes one of the sisters, Lux (Kirsten Dunst), to fall head over heels for Trip (Josh Hartnett) who, after Cecilia takes drastic measures of her own, seduces and leaves Lux. This film continues our series highlighting women directors.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Main Library Auditorium