An elderly Appalachian woman struggles with the choice of selling her land to a developer and moving into the care of her son or staying on the property till her dying day along with her memories, good and bad, of the only community and family she's known. Written by
The New York production of "Foxfire" by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn opened at the Ethel Barrynore Theater in New York on November 11, 1982 and ran for 213 performances. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. Susan Cooper wrote the screenplay for this production based upon the script she wrote with Hume Cronyn. See more »
Wonderfully done film concerning an old woman who is being asked to sell her mountaintop home to a land developer. Since she has lived there most of her life, of course she is reluctant. But time is against her; life is becoming harder and harder to bear while living on this sloping piece of ground. Her son wants her to leave so she will be safer, while the woman is seeking advice from the imagined presence of her deceased husband. A lot of flashback takes place as son and mother re-live their not always rosy lives on the old homeplace. 4 stars.
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