Every Wednesday in January except the first, the Southbury Public Library will be screening movies at 1:00PM in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. These films are open to the public, free to attend, and require no registration.
Wednesday afternoon movies at Southbury Public Library start the year on January 9th with the true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to capture and bring to justice Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that send millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II. The mission involved infiltrating Argentina, where Eichmann, played by Ben Kingsley, had been living with his family under an assumed name and bringing him back to Israel for trial and eventually his execution.
The film on January 16th stars Emma Thompson as a High Court judge in London who deals with ethically complicated cases of family law and is currently struggling through marital problems; Stanley Tucci plays her husband. When the judge is tasked with ruling on the case of a 17-year-old boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion, she visits him in the hospital, which has an extreme emotional impact on both judge and boy. This film, based on a novel by Ian McEwan, is rated R.
January 23rd brings back Tom Cruise in the 6th installment of his adventures as Ethan Hunt with his team and some familiar allies as they race against time after a mission concerning stolen plutonium goes wrong.
The January 30th film, based on a true story, stars Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker, who escaped from San Quentin at the age of 70 and then continued his career of remarkable heists, confounding the authorities and enchanting the public. Sissy Spacek plays the woman who loved him and Casey Affleck the detective who was captivated by Forrest’s attachment to his craft.
The films, free to the public, are 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, along with closed captioning. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles. For further information, call the Library at 203-262-0626 or email www.southbury library.org.