Touching tale of time travel

Dec 07, 2012
Rockland Public Library will screen “An Angel for May” Thursday, Dec. 20.

Rockland — On Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., the film “An Angel for May” will be screened in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Nominated for an International Emmy Award and directed by Harley Cokeliss, “An Angel for May” is the lauded television film adaptation of Melvin Burgess' critically acclaimed novel. Twelve-year-old Tom lives in a small town in England. Troubled by his parents' divorce and having problems at home and at school, he wanders to the ruins of a deserted farm. There he encounters a border collie who takes him 50 years into the past, to the time of the blitz in England during World War II. Tom meets a young girl named May, who was found in the rubble of a bombed terrace several days after an air raid.

A distracted, almost semi-feral child (she won’t come in the house and sleeps with the dog Tess in a kennel), May spent a short while in an institution and may have to go back there. Tom and May become unlikely friends and their relationship dramatically alters the course of both of their lives.

Admission is free. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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