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.
Three Wednesday afternoon movies being shown this month at Southbury Public Library begin on February 13th with a drama in which an opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform at lavish party for a wealthy industrialist in South America. As a lengthy standoff ensues, hostages and captors form unexpected bonds, overcoming their differences to find their shared humanity. Julianne Moore plays the singer, with actual singing dubbed by soprano Renee Fleming, and Ken Watanabe plays the industrialist. The story is loosely based on a real event that also inspired an opera and a best-selling novel by Ann Patchett.
A computer-animated film on February 20th tells the incredible true story of a stray Boston terrier who, with his keen instincts and fierce loyalty, became a hero of World War I. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated canine in American history and the first promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S Army. Among the actors providing voices for the film are Helena Bonham Carter and Gerard Depardieu.
Another true story, presented in thrilling intensity, fills the screen on February 27th as it takes us to the moon and back with the intrepid astronauts who made that journey for the first time. Focusing on the life of Neil Armstrong, it shows the training and persistence, successes and losses -- including of lives -- that preceded the historic event. Ryan Gosling plays Armstrong and Claire Foy his wife.
All the films begin at 1:00 PM in the Kingsley meeting room surround sound theater, with infrared listening system available. All have closed captioning. No registration is required; the films are presented free to the public, sponsored by Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles. For further information, call the Library at 203-262-0626 or visit www.southburylibrary.org.