Christopher Kennedy Lawford, son of Patricia Kennedy and a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, now 27 years sober after battling drugs and alcohol in his youth, visits TODAY to talk about his new book, What Addicts Know: Ten Lessons From Recovery to Benefit Everyone. He is joined by his cousin Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman who has also struggled with addiction.
The first shot with vegetation as Sybylla (Judy Davis), sent from her parents droughted farm, is greeted by Frank (Robert Grubb) then her grandmother and aunt (Aileen Britton, Wendy Hughes), in Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career, 1979, from the novel by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin.
The still-startling opening, to director Gillian Armstrong's first feature and Judy Davis' first film, set in 1897 Australia from the acclaimed novel by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career, 1979, also starring Sam Neill.
A story charting the developing self-awareness of Sybylla Melvyn as she grows from an insecure tomboy to a self-assured woman. Sybylla wants to be a writer and stuns her family and friends by her insistence on following her dream.
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Sam Neill and Greta Scacchi star in this adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920s.
A story charting the developing self-awareness of Sybylla Melvyn as she grows from an insecure tomboy to a self-assured woman. Sybylla wants to be a writer and stuns her family and friends by her insistence on following her dream. Despite the objections of her family acquaintances, she rejects the marriage proposal from the rich Harry Beecham to continue going her own way, in spite of the odds stacked against her in a repressive Victorian environment.
When unconventional Sybylla falls for an affluent landowner, she must choose between traditional marriage and pursuing her career ambitions.
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