Indie Film 'The Innocents' Now Available at Owatonna Library

Innocents film

Deborah Kerr stars in this brilliant 1962 adaptation of Henry James' classic novel The Turn of the Screw. In this powerful psychological drama about innocence possessed by evil, 19th century British governess Miss Giddens arrives at a bleak country mansion to take charge of the wealthy household's two children. Outwardly the children are little darlings, but the governess begins to feel that there's something unwholesome behind those beatific smiles. After several disturbing examples of the children's strange impulses, Miss Giddens gets information from the housekeeper that suggests that the children may be possessed by the malign spirits of the former governess and her lover -- or could these events just be the products of Miss Giddens's own fevered imagination? With its sinister cinematic effects, The Innocents creates an eerie, spine-chilling mood right from the start that never lets up.

Run time: 100 minutes

The Independent and World Films Series runs most 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, with showings at 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the third floor Gainey Room. The focus for the series is foreign or world films, as well as independent films that are not widely distributed in the U.S.

All programs at OPL are free of charge. As always, films shown at the library become part of its permanent DVD collection after the final showing.