Harriet Reisen

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Q&A with Nancy Porter & Harriet Reisen

December 14, 2009 — Director Nancy Porter, producer Harriet Reisen, and actress Elizabeth Marvel field questions from the audience at the premiere screening of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women’.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

The Character of Jo March

For many girls, Little Women is a reading experience so stirring and lasting in impact that as adults they name their baby daughters after the characters. When they judge their daughters old enough, they press the book on their little Megs, Josephines, Beths, and Amys; often it is the same copy they read with their […]

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Director’s Statement

If you met her, you might think Louisa May Alcott was a contemporary. The challenge of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women was to make a film about a modern woman who happened to live 150 years ago, when photography was in its infancy and film only a dream. Most of my films […]