The second and fourth Thursday of January, the Southbury Public Library will be screening movies at 6:00PM in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. These films are open to the public, free to attend, and require no registration.
The January 10th film is the story of a real person, Henri Charriere, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sent to the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. There he forms an unlikely relationship with a fellow prisoner, a quirky counterfeiter, in an attempt to escape. This film is a remake of one originally made in 1973 that was based loosely on Charriere’s autobiography. Rated R, it runs 2 hours, 13 minutes.
The film showing on January 24th stars Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke in what’s been termed a romantic dramedy. In a small British town, Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of deadbeat Duncan, attempts to spice up her life by beginning an unlikely transatlantic romance with a now faded singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe. The situation becomes complicated since Tucker also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession. This film, also rated R, runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.
Closed captioning is available on both films. Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up onlu, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles of the films. They are sponsored by Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For further information, call the Library at 203-262-0626 or email www.southbury library.org.