If you couldn’t catch all of last year’s best films, you have a chance to see three of the nominees this month on Wednesday afternoons at Southbury Public Library.
Starting off on March 14th is the World War II drama of the evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of France, ahead of the Nazi advance across Europe in 1940. Focus is on the waiting, weary soldiers, the naval commander who can also do nothing but wait, and the English civilians who manned their own boats to cross the Channel and bring the men home.
A nominee for best animated feature film is being shown on March 21st. The story, depicted in oil paintings, is about a young man who comes to the last hometown of the painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days.
Gary Oldman won the Oscar for best actor for his powerful portrayal of the indomitable Winston Churchill in the film showing on March 28th. As the newly appointed Prime Minister during the early days of WWII, he has the fate of Europe in his hands and must fight to convince his cabinet and Parliament that, despite the long odds, continuing the war and not negotiating with Hitler is the only option.
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