The second and fourth Thursday of March, the Southbury Public Library will be screening two Oscar-nominated films 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 first, on March 14, stars Glenn Close as the wife of an American novelist who is being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Their trip to Stockholm for the ceremonies leads her to review her life and question the choices she made in catering to her husband, played by Jonathan Pryce. Accompanying them, not too amicably, is their son, played by Max Irons. Close was an Oscar nominee for best actress.
The film showing on March 28 was a nominee for best picture and its stars, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, were nominated for best actress and best actor. Lady Gaga won the Oscar for best original song. The story, which has been presented before on screen in several adaptations, involves a musician whose career is spiraling down due to age and alcohol, and a young singer he helps to achieve fame.
Closed captioning is available on both films. Both films are rated R. Rated R movies are for ages 17 and up only, 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 visit our website at www.southburylibrary.org.