THE LADY IN THE VAN– Movie – (PG-13) –-Based on the true story of Miss Mary Shepherd (Maggie Smith), an eccentric woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her dilapidated van in play writer Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a grudging favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait. First acted on stage in 1999 with Maggie Smith in the lead, and later broadcast on the BBC in 2009. The surprisingly poignant story of Mary Shepherd is carefully, and tenuously revealed, much like an onion skin.