A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
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Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college.Written by
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All her life, she had wanted to teach at Wellesley College. So, when a position opened in the Art History department, she pursued it single-mindedly until she was hired. It was whispered that Katherine Watson, a first-year teacher from Oakland State, made up in brains what she lacked in pedigree. Which was why this bohemian from California was on her way to the most conservative college in the nation.
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The end credits for the prominent cast and crew are set in front of vintage footage and advertisements showing women in the 1940s and 50s. See more »
A look back at a slice of American culture during the early fifties, just prior to the era of Rock n Roll. A forward thinking art professor( Julia Roberts) secures a teaching position at a very conservative all girls college in New England. She hopes to bring change to the way women see their roles in society. She only lasts a year in that job, but in that year she has affected her students, in ways that are life altering, and at the same time they have done the same for her. Beautifully photographed, wonderfully written and acted,and all within a period setting that brings back fond memories for me. I've seen it at least five times. Sit back and enjoy.
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