September 27, 2016, Southbury, CT
Wednesday Movies at Southbury Public Library
Notable Hollywood names past and present are on the menu of the 3 films showing this month on Wednesday afternoons at Southbury Public Library.
The first, on October 12, is a comedy-drama starring Susan Sarandon as a widowed mother who relocates from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter and smother her with motherly love. The daughter (played by Rose Byrne) is not too accepting of the unsolicited advice, and her mother happily finds others more in need of help.
The October 19 film is a stirring drama about the complex friendship and professional relationships between the book editor Maxwell Perkins, played by Colin Firth, and some famous American authors of the early 20th century, especially Thomas Wolfe, played by Jude Law. Nicole Kidman plays Wolfe’s romantic interest, Aline Bernstein. Laura Linney appears as Perkins’ wife, Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway.
It’s a 1962 classic on October 26, a psychological thriller starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. As sisters living in virtual isolation in a decaying Hollywood mansion, Bette, an embittered former child actor, holds Joan, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, a virtual captive.
The films 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 surround sound theater, with infrared listening system available. All have closed captioning. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles. 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