The Glass Castle

Director:   Destin Daniel Cretton
Year:   2017
Language:   English
Time:   127 minutes

Based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, this film traces her rootless family's odyssey across America. Overcoming periods of deep poverty, two wayward parents and the constant threat of homelessness, she and her siblings persevere to complete their education and build stable lives.

Rated PG-13 for theme of family dysfunction, some language and smoking.

This is a special presentation with Shepherd University's Common Reading Program. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt.


About Shepherd University's Common Reading Program.

About the writer Jeannette Walls.

About the director Destin Daniel Cretton.

Other background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.