Movies are being shown this month at Southbury Public Library on three Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM and two Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM. They are offered free to the public and do not require registration.
The first Wednesday film, on April 10th, is a comedy that also brings up some serious issues. When a couple with problems of their own decide to foster 3 children, they find themselves in over their heads dealing with 3 troubled siblings as well as with the system. All ends well as they learn the meaning of family and connection. Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play the couple; Isabel Moner draws attention as the 15-year-old rebellious, eldest youngster.
On April 17th Jennifer Lopez stars as a woman working in a big box store who wants to move forward in a career but finds that lack of a college degree is holding her back. She pretends to have a degree and goes on to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
The April 24th film presents the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and the early cases in a historic career that led to her nomination and confirmation as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Felicity Jones plays Ginsburg and Armie Hammer plays her husband Martin, her helpmate all along the way.
The first Thursday evening film, on April 11th, stars Melissa McCarthy in a true story about Lee Israel, a popular biography writer who had fallen on hard times and started writing false letters from celebrities. McCarthy was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role.
In the April 25th film, based on a novel by James Baldwin, a young, pregnant Harlem woman races against the clock to prove the innocence of her fiancé, imprisoned for a rape he didn’t commit. It’s a love story, as well as an illustration of racism and injustice, told through the life experiences of the couple and their families.
Both Thursday films are rated R (for ages 17 and up only unless accompanied by a parent or guardian). All the films have closed captioning. Because of licensing and copyright agreements, the Library cannot list the titles. For further information call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 or visit the website at https://southburylibrary.org/adult-services/wednesday-movies/ or https://southburylibrary.org/adult-services/programs/