Reel cool: Summer film series Thursdays at Westport Library
Updated 7:28 am, Thursday, July 24, 2014
A series of five films will be shown on Thursdays from July 24 to Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Westport Library's McManus Room.
The movies are free and open to the public.
On July 24, "The Whale Rider" is a story of a young Maori girl who must prove herself to her beloved grandfather who is bound by tradition. The 2002 film, starring Keisha Castle, garnered 29 awards worldwide.
On July 31, the library is showing "Don Juan de Marco," starring Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for best song and best score. The story is about a psychiatrist (Brando) and a young man (Depp) who thinks he is the world's greatest lover.
"A Fish Called Wanda" will be shown on Aug. 7, starring John Cleese (of Monty Python fame), Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin in a tale of four thieves who plan an armed robbery and end up double-crossing each other. All four leads won awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Kline won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The film to be shown Aug. 14, "Every Little Step," is a documentary about the making of "A Chorus Line," which had a long run on Broadway. The film is set backstage during the agony of auditions and includes interviews with the director and actors. Westport resident Carole Schweid, who was in the original cast, will be at the screening to share anecdotes and answer questions.
On Aug. 21, "The Conversation" stars Gene Hackman playing a paranoid, secretive surveillance expert who uncovers what he thinks may be an imminent murder. Francis Ford Coppola produced, wrote and directed the film which also features Harrison Ford, Teri Garr and Robert Duvall.
For more information, visit www.westportlibrary.org, or call 203-291-4800.