MEDIA RELEASE, August 3, 2016, Southbury, CT
Weddings, Shakespeare, Music and Spies in Southbury Public Library Movies
Nia Vardalos brings the whole Portkalos family back together for another, and bigger, wedding in the first Wednesday afternoon movie being shown this month at Southbury Public Library, on August 10. Shakespeare takes over the screen on August 17 with Kenneth Branagh’s 1993 adaptation of one of the Bard’s wittiest romantic comedies. It involves a loving couple torn apart by a false accusation and a bickering couple, Beatrice and Benedick (played by Branagh and Emma Thompson) finally brought together by friendly plotting.
It’s an unusual movie treat on August 24. Ethan Hawke and other friends pay tribute to Seymour Bernstein, a piano virtuoso who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. He shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life, and as a treat, offers a concert.
The August 31 film is based on true Cold War events. Tom Hanks play James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself, first, with the hapless job of defending a Russian spy, played by Mark Rylance in his Oscar-winning performance, and then, prodded by the CIA, taking on the near-impossible task of negotiating the release of a captured American U-2 pilot through an exchange of prisoners.
The free films, all with closed captioning, are 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. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles of the films. 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