Wednesday at the Movies
Wednesday afternoons at 1:00pm
Kingsley Meeting Room A & B
(Starting the 2nd Wednesday of the month)
No Registration Necessary
Surround Sound Theater
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library
Connecticut Libraries provide the films.
(Infrared Listening System Available)
The Book Thief (2013) 2 Hours & 5 Min. (CC)
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Roger Allam, Sophie Nelisse, Ben Schnetzer
The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family’s home, escape from the events unfolding around them.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) 1 Hour & 49 Mins.
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant
The last Astaire/Rogers movie, about a show-biz team divided by career ambitions, is also the duo’s only color film. Ginger rogers lends her voice to a few songs.
The Taming of The Shrew (1967) 2 Hours & 2 Mins.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern
The showing of this movie is part of the library’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary. Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.
About Time (2013) 2 Hours & 4 Mins.
Cast: Rachael McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy
This is a story of how readjusting a situation through time travel can enhance the final outcome. The men in Tim Lake’s family have always had the ability to travel through time. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.