Directed by: Tate Taylor
Staring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer
Set in Mississippi during the 1960’s, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between three very different, extraordinary women. Skeeter (Emma Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives (and the town’s) upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. The first to open up to her is Aibileen (Viola Davis), her best friend’s housekeeper. This initially dismays the tight-knit black community, but soon more women come forward to tell their stories. They have a lot to say! A film which highlights some of the changes ‘under way’ during these turbulent times – 1960’s USA.