Westport Library to hold film series
Published 4:11 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2013
Westport Public Library will host its annual Overcoat Film Series from early January through early February in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.
The series, which will offer a warm drink, a brief introduction and a film for five consecutive Thursdays at 2 p.m., will screen the following films:
"Tucker: The Man and His Dream," Jan. 10: This 1988 film is about Preston Tucker, an automobile designer stopped in the late 1940s by the car industry for designing a car with avant-garde features such as seatbelts. The 111-minute biographical film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges, was nominated for three Academy Awards, according to a release.
"Charade," Jan. 17: This film is about a "charming, sophisticated romp" in Paris, starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, who saves Hepburn from the crooks and double agents chasing her. Directed by Stanley Donen, the 113-minute film, made in 1963, is full of romance and suspense.
"Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1930s," Jan. 24: This is a musical history of how the film industry danced away the Great Depression and created the decade that marked the heyday of the Hollywood musical. The 120-minute film, made in 2009, stars Fred Astaire, James Cagney and Julie Andrews.
"Dear Frankie," Jan. 31: This is a touching story about a deaf Scottish boy and the mother who protects him from the knowledge of his abusive father, from whom she ran away. Starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler, the 100-minute film, made in 2003, received many international awards.
"The Stunt Man," Feb. 7: Peter O'Toole plays a power-crazed movie director who hires a fugitive as a stunt man on his latest film. The 129-minute film, made in 1979, also stars Barbara Hershey and received many awards.
The series is free.
For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.