Southbury Public Library will be showing movies this month on four Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM and two Thursday evenings at 6 PM. These are free and open to the public; no registration is required. All have closed captioning.
On Wednesday October 9th it’s an old favorite from 1939 with Jimmy Stewart playing a naïve young man appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His plans coincide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down, holding the floor with a mammoth filibuster. Jean Arthur, Claude Rains and Edward Arnold star among the large cast.
A dog is the star of the October 16th film, finding the meaning of his own existence as he moves through the lives of a human family. Dennis Quaid and Marge Helgenberger play the couple with whom he begins his journey.
Showing on October 23rd is a look at the last phase of the life of William Shakespeare, as imagined by Kenneth Branagh, who portrays the famous playwright and also directed the film. Shakespeare returns to his home and family after 20 years away, his Globe Theater in London having burned down. He must not only re-establish ties but do something to occupy his time. Judi Dench plays his wife, and Ian McKellen appears as the Earl of Southampton.
In the month’s final Wednesday offering on October 30th a struggling musician finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles, and gets credit for their work when, after an accident, he wakes up in an alternate universe. Himesh Patel is the musician and Lily James plays his love interest.
The film on Thursday evening October 10th is a psychological thriller involving a young woman who befriends a lonely widow who turns out to have a dark and deadly agenda against her. Isabelle Huppert plays the widow and Chlo? Grace Moretz her victim in this R-rated film.
The October 24th film is a real horror story involving a family whose serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgangers appear and begin to terrorize them. The puzzling ending of this R-rated film has been widely debated. Lupita Nyong’o heads the cast.
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/