Evening at the Movies continues this month at the Southbury Public Library. Two Thursdays a month at 6:30pm, the library will screen special evening movies in the Kingsley Room. Similar to the library’s Wednesday movies, these films are open to the public, free to attend, and require no registration.
On Thursday, August 9 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room, it’s every comrade for himself in this 2017 darkly comedic satire set in 1953 Moscow after the death of Joseph Stalin. This uproarious and irreverent satire and rapid-fire farce full of one-liners takes a comedic spin on this tumultuous time. An ensemble cast including Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, and Jeffrey Tambor depicts the bumbling power struggle of Stalin’s cronies as they backstab and brawl their way to be the next Soviet leader. This film is rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual references; no one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
On Thursday, August 23 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room, Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion film features the voice acting talents of Bryan Branston, Koyu Rankin, and Edward Norton. An outbreak of dog flu in Japan causes all dogs to be quarantined to one island. A young boy named Atari goes on a quest to that island to rescue his beloved dog, Spots, and along the way is helped through obstacles by a rag-tag pack of misfit dogs who have also been exiled. This movie is Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images.
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 6:30pm 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, or visit the library’s website at southburylibrary.org/adult-services/programs/.