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.
Movies at Southbury Public Library start the year on Wednesday, January 8th with an oldie from the 60s. It stars Sidney Poitier as an idealistic engineer in training and his experience teaching a group of rambunctious high school students from the slums of London’s East End.
On January 15th it’s a comedy-drama starring Cate Blanchett as a loving mom who feels compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. She suddenly leaves, taking a leap of faith into an epic adventure that leads to a triumphant rediscovery. Billy Crudup plays her husband.
The January 22nd film is the continuing story of another family, the Crawleys, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside, as they live through the early 20th century. Three generations are portrayed by Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern as the main women. This film will also be shown on Saturday, January 25 at 1pm, due to expected popular demand.
England, at a different time and involving a very different family, is also the setting for the January 29th film. It’s 1987 and a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.
The first Thursday evening film, on January 9th, is the true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal spy operation by the National Security Agency designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Years later, the whistleblower, played by Keira Knightley, is put on trial for violating a British law.
In the January 23rd film Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss play the wives of New York gangsters in the 1970s who continue to operate their husbands’ rackets, mostly in the Hell’s Kitchen area, when the men are in prison.
Both Thursday movies are rated R (for ages 17 and up only, unless accompanied by 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/