Southbury Public Library will be showing movies this month on three Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM and two Thursday evenings at 6 PM, and their stars, include several Academy Award nominees. The 3 Wednesday afternoon and 2 Thursday evening films are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. All have closed captioning.
The Wednesday films begin on March 11th with an oldie, a family favorite from 1964. Set in turn of the century London, a magical nanny (Julie Andrews) employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
On March 18th, American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. This film was nominated for best picture.
The March 25th film was nominated for best supporting actor for Tom Hanks. A jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.
On March 12th, Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman. This is story of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. This film was nominated for best actress and best song.
Winding up the month on March 26th is a crime/thriller story staring Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren. Aging con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets wealthy widow Betty McLeish online. He is surprised to find that he cares for her, turning a cut-and-dry con into a treacherous tightrope walk. This film is 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/