Cross Creek (1983)

"The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival,
found a world of meaning."

The true story about the woman who wrote "The Yearling" based, in part, on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' 1942 memoir, Cross Creek.

Plot : In 1928, frustrated newspaper reporter Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings leaves her husband and career to move to an isolated orange grove in the Florida bayou to write fiction. But instead of solitude, Marjorie finds herself surrounded by interesting characters: a devoted servant who becomes a fast friend; a handsome local businessman; a backwoods local man; and the man's young daughter, who becomes Marjorie's biggest inspiration. Based on the memoirs of the bestselling author of The Yearling, this powerful biopic received four Academy Award nominations and remains a remarkable true story of one woman's struggle to find her own voice.

Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard, Dana Hill

The film received four Academy Award nominations:
Best Supporting Actor (Rip Torn)
Best Supporting Actress (Alfre Woodard)
Best Costume Design
Best Music, Original Score

It's been a few years since I've seen this but I do recall it being a worthwhile film!

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