France, South Africa and a tennis court are the settings for the 3 Wednesday afternoon films being shown this month at Southbury Public Library.
In the first, on February 14th (postponed from last month), a touch of romance enters the picture, along with some beautiful scenery and mouth-watering food, 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, a dedicated foodie. Diane Lane plays the wife and Alec Baldwin, her husband.
The February 21st film is based on the true story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (played by David Oyelowo) and his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), whom he met while studying law in London. Opposition comes not only from within his own country but threatens diplomatic ties between Britain and all of South Africa.
In the film showing on February 28th, Emma Stone and Steve Carell recreate the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men’s champ and hustler Bobby Riggs, which became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. As their rivalry kicked into high gear, each was fighting more personal battles off-court.
Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list titles of the films. They are offered free to the public and 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 ext. 130.
Contact: Katherine Mostacero
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 131