Every Wednesday in March 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.
Showing on March 13th is a film based on a book by Penelope Fitzgerald. The setting is a small English town in 1959, where a young widow decides to open a bookshop and meets with polite but ruthless opposition over the use of her chosen building. Emily Mortimer plays the determined woman, Patricia Clarkson her main opponent and Bill Nighy a wealthy resident who becomes a regular customer.
The 2018 Oscar winning picture will be shown on March 20th . Inspired by a true story, it concerns a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver -- and bodyguard -- for an African-American pianist on tour through the American south in 1962. Mahershala Ali, who plays the pianist, won the Oscar for best supporting actor; Viggo Mortensen, playing the driver, was among those nominated for best actor.
In the March 27th film, another nominee for best actor, Willem Dafoe, stars as the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh as he develops his unique style of painting during a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France. Grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with the French painter Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity.
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 our website at southburylibrary.org.