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Winter Film Series: The Big Country

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of six films running on Thursdays, January 10-February 14 from 2:30-5 pm at our partners, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

The Big Country is directed by the master of westerns, William Wyler, and stars Gregory Peck, Burl Ives, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons and Carole Baker (from Lolita). Many critics think it’s the best western ever made. It’s extraordinary.
 (1958, 2h 47m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are shown Thursdays:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies

Winter Film Series: Trading Places

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of six films running on Thursdays, January 10-February 14 from 2:30-5 pm at our partners, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

Trading Places is about what happens when an investment broker and a homeless man switch lives. With Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy & Jamie Lee Curtis. (1983, 1h 58m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are shown Thursdays:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies

Winter Film Series: Clueless

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of six films running on Thursdays, January 10-February 14 from 2:30-5 pm at our partners, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

Clueless gets funnier with each viewing. The central role is played by Alicia Silverstone, an unknown before the film, but a star as soon as it was released. It’s a satire about rich teenagers in Hollywood, made with charm and wit—and it has a big-hearted and improbably sweet denouement. The critics adored the film and its leading lady. (1995, 1h 40m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are shown Thursdays:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies

Winter Film Series: A Yank at Oxford

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of six films running on Thursdays, January 10-February 14 from 2:30-5 pm at our partners, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

A Yank at Oxford features Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh and Lionel Barrymore at the top of their form. A brash young American aristocrat attending Oxford University gets a chance to prove himself and win the heart of his antagonist's sister. (1938, 1h 42m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are shown Thursdays:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies

Winter Film Series: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of six films running on Thursdays, January 10-February 14 from 2:30-5 pm at our partners, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

With John Ford as director and John Wayne as star, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon has to be good. It also features a young Ben Johnson, who went on to win an Oscar for The Last Picture Show. (in color; 1949, 1h 44m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are shown Thursdays:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies

Winter Film Series: The Way We Were

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of six films running on Thursdays, January 10-February 14 from 2:30-5 pm at our partners, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

The Way We Were is a great love story with Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand as a mismatched couple who marry. After many years together, they finally understand how incompatible they are – and both make new lives. (1973, 1h 58m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are shown Thursdays:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies

Documentary Film Screening: Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland

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In Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland, filmmaker Sarah Golabek-Goldman chronicles her mission to restore a Jewish cemetery in Poland, which led to unexpected discoveries of family heritage and the legacy of her people. 
Following the screening, join us for a short Q and A with Mona Golabek, Grammy-nominated pianist and star of The Pianist of Willesden Lane.
Registration suggested as space is limited. (Call the Westport Country Playhouse at 203-227-4177 during their box office hours, Tues.-Fri., noon to 6 pm)

The film is shown in conjunction with the Westport Country Playhouse's performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, performed Grammy-nominated pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek from December 5-22.
Guide to The Pianist of Willesden Lane.

Partner & location: Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court
 

Westport Country Playhouse
Films

Reel Science: "The Blob”

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The Westport Library is teaming up with Earthplace to give Westport a new way to look at science. “Reel Science” is a film series that pairs screenings of popular films with science-focused introductions by professionals from the worlds of science and technology. The evening also includes hands-on MakerSpace activities inspired by the film.

In August, we will screen the campy 1958 science fiction classic, The Blob, (1h 26m) starring Steve McQueen. The introduction will explore the science behind meteors. What really happens when a meteor hits the Earth? We will explore a few of the scenarios surrounding space objects colliding with Earth. The evening will include a “Make Your Own Blob” slime-making activity.

Note location: Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport
If it rains, the program will be inside Earthplace.

Earthplace
Teen, Maker Movement, Films
High School
Grade10, Grade9

Reel Science: “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”

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The Westport Library is teaming up with Earthplace to give Westport a new way to look at science. “Reel Science” is a film series that pairs screenings of popular films with science-focused introductions by professionals from the worlds of science and technology. The evening also includes hands-on MakerSpace activities inspired by the film.

In July, see Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the 1989 family classic starring Rick Moranis. The introduction to the film will explore the ecology of backyards. What kind of life is in our backyard? Why is that life important? And what can we do to ensure that the living things in our backyards are well cared for? (Film runs 1 hr, 41m.)

Partner & location: Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport
If it rains, the program will be inside Earthplace.

Earthplace
Maker Movement, Films, Family
All ages
Maker Kids

Sizzling Summer Film Series: The Stunt Man

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Enjoy a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of five films running on Thursdays, July 12-August 9 at 3:15 pm at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

The Stunt Man both a rousing comedy and a drama. Peter O’Toole is directing a film on location and needs another actor. A fugitive shows up and gets the part. The film sat on the shelf for about a year before being released and then wound up on everyone’s “Top Ten Films of the Year.” With Barbara Hershey. Great performances all around.
(1980, 2h 11m)

Note location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue

 

The films in the series are:

Westport Senior Center
Films
Movies