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5/3/2016 - May Movies at the Southbury Public Library

MEDIA RELEASE, May 3, 2016, Southbury, CT

May Movies at the Southbury Public Library

Wednesday afternoon films at the Southbury Public Library begin this month on May 11 with a comedy-drama starring Maggie Smith and written by Alan Bennett, the English playwright/actor. It’s based on the true story of his relationship with the singular Mary Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origin who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

Showing on May 18 is last year’s Oscar-winning film, another true story, of the investigation by The Boston Globe that would rock the city and cause a crisis in the Catholic Church. Among the large cast are Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as the hard-working investigative team, Liev Schreiber as the newspaper’s editor and Stanley Tucci as the lawyer representing victims in the sexual abuse scandal.

A 1949 black-and-white film noir starring Joan Crawford will be on the screen May 25. She plays a young carnival dancer stranded in a small town who becomes romantically involved with a deputy sheriff with political aspirations, played by Zachary Scott. Unfortunately, the chief sheriff, played by Sidney Greenstreet, is not only his superior but the corrupt political boss who controls the town.

All the films begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley Meeting room surround sound theater, with infrared listening system 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