The three movies being shown on Wednesday afternoons this month at Southbury Public Library focus on three women coping with the very different worlds of the 19th and 21st centuries, real and imagined, as they try to achieve their life aims.
In the September 13th film a young woman, played by Emma Watson, sees opportunity when she’s hired by a tech and social media company. As she rises through the ranks, the company’s founder, played by Tom Hanks, urges her to participate in an experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy and ethics and begins to affect not only her own life but that of her friends, family and humanity itself.
The September 20th film is set in the mid-1800s in the quiet New England town full of literary talent where Emily Dickinson was struggling to get her poems published. Cynthia Nixon stars, illustrating the poet’s genius, wit and intellectual independence that were recognized only after her death, as the film focuses on her relations with family, friends and the local pastor.
The high-stakes world of political power-brokers is portrayed in the September 27th film. Jessica Chastain plays the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in Washington, but when she takes on the most powerful opponent in her career, she finds winning may come a too high a price.
Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles of the films. All begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley Meeting Room surround sound theater, with infrared listening system available, along with closed captioning. 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: Katherine Mostacero
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 131