MEDIA RELEASE, January 30, 2017, Southbury, CT
February Movies at Southbury Public Library
Two American heroes and a romantic drama for Valentine’s Day will be on the screen at Southbury Public Library on Wednesday afternoons in February. On February 8th Tom Hanks stars as the airline pilot who glided his disabled plane to a near-miraculous landing on the frigid Hudson River, saving all 155 aboard, and then found himself confronted with an investigation that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.
The slightly belated Valentine on February 15th is a 1945 film from England. A 40-ish man and woman, each married with children, meet casually at a railway station and find themselves drawn more and more into a passionate relationship. Eventually the couple, played by Celia Johnson and Trevor Johnson, must make a difficult decision that will affect their lives forever.
The February 22nd film is based on the true story of Jesse Owens, whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. There the black star faces off against – and shatters -- Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Owens is played by Stephan James; others in the cast are Jeremy Irons as Avery Brundage, head of the U.S. Olympic Committee; William Hurt and Jason Sudeikis.
All the films begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley Meeting room surround sound theater, with infrared listening system available and closed captioning. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles of the films. They are offered free to the public 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