Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, Guillaume Apollinaire, others; and Hemingway pops in. Written by
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Gertrude tells Henry Hopper, portrayed by Andrew McCarthy
, that their name for their car is "Priscilla," which is a fictionalized reference to the actual name they used for their car, "Auntie," which they named for Gertrude's aunt Pauline, of who Stein was fond of saying "...who always behaved admirably in emergencies and behaved fairly well most times if she was flattered." However, "Auntie" was a Ford, while "Priscilla" on screen was a 1920s convertible of indeterminate origin, but later referred to in a letter written to Henry Ford (read aloud) as a 1912 Model T "body." See more
This is a fictional film inspired by the lives of Gertrude Stein
and Alice B. Toklas. The events depicted are not intended to be and should not be accepted as factual. See more