Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis; DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by StevenSpielberg; Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011.
Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the FirstWorld War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkablefriendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When theyare forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets
The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.