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Westport Library to hold film series

Published 4:11 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2013
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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.