We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it—the line between TV and movies is continuing to blur, and we don’t really care, as long as great stories are being told. Earlier this year, the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” screened in full at the Venice Film Festival, and why not? The talent is all top shelf, with Lisa Cholodenko directing a cast that includes Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan and more. Now a brand new trailer is here in advance of its small screen bow.
Based on the book by Elizabeth Strout, this is a four-part series that spans 25 years in the lives of residents of a small town. Here’s the official synopsis:
OLIVE KITTERIDGE tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. Richard Jenkins portrays Olive’s husband Henry. The story, which spans 25 years, focuses on her relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son Christopher, who resents his mother’s approach to parenting; and other members of their community.
In our review out of Venice we called this “an absorbing, deeply intelligent drama that absolutely earns every emotion it elicits.” What more do you need? “Olive Kitteridge” airs on Sunday, November 2nd and Monday, November 3rd, with two parts each night.