Anne of Green Gables - A New Beginning
It's the early 1940s, and the war in Europe is winding down. Anne Shirley - now a successful, middle-aged writer - has returned to Prince Edward Island for an extended visit. On a whim, she's agreed to write a play for the theatre producer and friend Gene Armstrong; a play that will be performed as part of the White Sand Hotel's summer stock season. More
But Anne is forced to admit that the play is nothing more than a distraction – away to take her mind off troublesome recent events in her life. Her only son Dominic has yet to return from the war. The play, the reasons, will keep her busy – at least busy enough to not go out of her wind with worries.
But a long-hidden secret discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables provides a destruction of its own. As Anne struggles to complete the play she promised to Gene, she delves in long-buried memories, reviling the troubles years before she arrived as an orphan at the Cuthberts’ farmhouse. Over the course of one remarkable summer, Anne Shirley discovers the truth about her parents, the origins for her quest for “kindred spirits,” and the roots of her brilliant, magical imagination.
In celebration of the centennial of the publication of L. M. Montgomery’s original novel, and inspired by Montgomery’s own creation of Anne, three-time Emmy award winner and filmmaker Kevin Sullivan gives fans a rare treat: a moving and complex glimpse into circumstances that created one of the most beloved fictional characters of our time.