THE PASSION OF MISS AUGUSTA airs on Alabama Public Television Sunday, October 2, at 6 p.m. EST. The drama/documentary, produced by filmmaker Robert Clem, highlights the life of Augusta Evans Wilson and her best-selling novel, ST. ELMO. The uniqueness of THE PASSION OF MISS AUGUSTA is that it is structured around two settings: the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century. The film is a visual smorgasburg of nostalgic landscapes and imagery. The story shifts from the 1860s to the 1950s, from black and white to technicolor, from sub-titles to sound. The theme highlights the changing roles of women and the language of romance during those eras.
If you have the opportunity to see THE PASSION OF MISS AUGUSTA, don’t miss it. The trailer is a treat in itself.
THE PASSION OF MISS AUGUSTA goes beyond fiction drawing parelells between Augusta Evans Wilson and the novel’s heroine, “Edna Earl.”