MEDIA RELEASE, April 1, 2016, Southbury, CT
Streisand Film at Southbury Public Library
Barbra Streisand is the star, director, writer of the screenplay and a producer of the 1983 film showing at Southbury Public Library on Wednesday April 13. Set in early 20th century Poland, it’s the story of the daughter of a rabbi who secretly teaches her the Talmud, which girls are not allowed to learn. After her father’s death, she disguises herself as a boy and gets admitted to a yeshiva to study. Mandy Patinkin is cast as a fellow student in this tune-filled movie.
The April 20th film concerns another determined young woman, who emigrates from Ireland to Brooklyn in the 1950s. She quickly overcomes homesickness and shyness with the help of more sophisticated young Irish women at the house where she boards and falls into a romance with a young Brooklyn-born man. When a family tragedy calls her back home, she must choose between two countries and the different lives they offer. Saoirse Ronan received an Oscar nomination for her performance in this moving yet often humorous film.
Dance lovers can have a ball on April 27th, watching a documentary hosted by Gene Kelly. It traces dancing on the screen, from its origin after the invention of the movie camera through the decades of movie musicals from the 20s up to the music videos in the 80s. Among the performers shown are Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Liza Minnelli.
The films, with closed captioning, begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley Meeting room surround sound theater; infrared listening system is available. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles of the films. Offered free to the public, they are sponsored by Friends of the Southbury Public Library, with the videos provided by Connecticut Libraries. 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