Wednesday afternoon movies at Southbury Public library start the new year on January 10th with a classic 1960 awards winner starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray. Jack plays an ambitious office clerk who hopes to get ahead by lending out his bachelor quarters to his boss (Fred). Things get complicated when he falls in love with the boss’s girlfriend (Shirley).
The January 17th film offers beautiful views of the French countryside as the wife of a successful movie producer is being driven from the south of France to Paris by one of her husband’s associates. He’s a foodie, and what should be a short ride becomes a leisurely one with many stops to sample French cuisine – and time to get a bit romantic. Diane Lane plays the wife and Alec Baldwin is her husband.
D-Day of World War II is the background for the film on January 24th. The British Prime Minister, played by Brian Cox, fearful of repeating his mistakes from the disastrous battle of Gallipoli in World War I, is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign the entire war hinges on. Clashing with his Allied political opponents, he receives support from his wife, the unflappable Clementine (Miranda Richardson).
Set in England in the closing days of the 19th century, the January 31st film stars Judy Dench as the aging queen, still grieving for her beloved long-dead husband. When a young Indian clerk arrives at court to present a gift from his British-ruled country, he catches her attention, and they strike up an unlikely friendship that brightens her final years.
Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list titles of the films. They are offered free to the public, sponsored by Friends of the Southbury Public Library. They begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley meeting room surround sound theater, with infrared listening system available and closed captioning. 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