December 16, 2016, Southbury, CT
Wednesday Movies at Southbury Public Library – January 2017
Wednesday afternoon movies at Southbury Public Library start the year on January 11th with a feel-good story inspired by the life of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never gave up. He takes on the establishment and makes history at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent are in the large cast.
January 18th brings Meryl Streep in another of her impersonations of interesting characters. This time it’s the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. Despite a lack of talent, she eventually sang to a sold-out Carnegie Hall, but didn’t expect the audience response. Hugh Grant plays her husband and manager.
John Barrymore is the inimitable star of the 1931 classic showing on January 25th. In what’s considered the best of several versions of George DuMaurier’s novel Trilby, he’s a malevolent maestro who uses telepathic powers to transform a beautiful model into a great singer. The title of this film became a word defined by Webster as “a person who attempts to dominate another, usually with evil or selfish intentions.”
Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list titles of the films. They are offered free to the public, sponsored by Friends of the Southbury Public Library with the videos provided by Connecticut Libraries. They begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley meeting room urround sound theater, with infrared listening system available. Most have closed captioning. For further information, call the Library at 203-262-0626.
Contact: Irene Sudol, Secretary
203-262-0626 ext. 144
FAX #: 203-262-6734
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Rd.
Southbury, CT 06488