Movies are being shown at Southbury Public Library this month on three Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM and two Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. These are offered free to the public and do not require registration; all have closed captions available.
The first Wednesday film, on August 14th, is a romantic comedy from 1959 starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. They play a successful career woman and a romancing womanizer who share a party line and, as a result, cannot stand each other. But then he disguises his voice and turns his charms on her. Tony Randall plays their mutual friend, and Thelma Ritter adds spice as Doris’ housekeeper.
The August 21st film, based on a true story, is a comedy-drama about an aspiring young woman from a wrestling family in England who joins WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to prove herself on her own. Florence Pugh stars.
The film on August 28th, also based on a true story, deals with an unlikely relationship between a civil rights activist and C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. The activist, Ann Atwater, played by Taraji P. Henson, faces off against Ellis, played by Sam Rockwell, over school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971. Years later, they become good friends.
The first Thursday evening movie, on August 8th, is a black comedy mystery-thriller starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Stephanie, a single mother with a parenting vlog, befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
Julia Roberts has won praise for her role in the August 22nd film as the mother of a drug-addicted teenage boy (played by Lucas Hedges) who shows up unexpectedly at the family’s home on Christmas Eve. Over the next 24 hours, she fights to keep him from returning to his addiction, as other family members who have been affected struggle to cope.
Both Thursday films are rated R (for ages 17 and up only unless accompanies 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/.