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WestportREADS 2018 Movie: Regeneration

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Regeneration tells the story of soldiers of World War I sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important WWI poets. Based on our WestportREADS 2018 novel by Pat Barker, it stars Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby and Jonny Lee Miller. (1997, 1h 36m)

Guide to the WestportREADS books and program.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Tuesdays, January 16-February 13 at 2 pm

1/16: A Farewell to Arm
1/23: All Quiet on the Western Front
1/30: Legends of the Fall
2/6: Regeneration
2/13: Community & Country: A Spirit of Service

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WestportREADS 2018 Movie: Legends of the Fall

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Legends of the Fall, told against the ackdrop of WWI, is the story of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana whose fates are intertwined with that of a woman. Based on the novella by Jim Harrison, it stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond and Aidan Quinn. (1994, 2h 13m)

Guide to the WestportREADS books and program.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Tuesdays, January 16-February 13 at 2 pm

1/16: A Farewell to Arm
1/23: All Quiet on the Western Front
1/30: Legends of the Fall
2/6: Regeneration
2/13: Community & Country: A Spirit of Service

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WestportREADS 2018 Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front

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All Quiet on the Western Front follows a group of idealistic young men as they join the German Army during World War I and are assigned to the Western Front, where their patriotism is destroyed by the harsh realities of combat. Based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel, it stars Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres.(1930, 2h 16m)

Guide to the WestportREADS books and program.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Tuesdays, January 16-February 13 at 2 pm

1/16: A Farewell to Arm
1/23: All Quiet on the Western Front
1/30: Legends of the Fall
2/6: Regeneration
2/13: Community & Country: A Spirit of Service

Large Reading Room
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WestportREADS 2018 Movie: A Farewell to Arms

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In Farewell to Arms, an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit. The film was based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Ernest Hemingway, was produced by David O. Selznick and starred Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones and Vittorio De Sica. (1957, 2h 32m)

Guide to the WestportREADS books and program.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Tuesdays, January 16-February 13 at 2 pm

1/16: A Farewell to Arm
1/23: All Quiet on the Western Front
1/30: Legends of the Fall
2/6: Regeneration
2/13: Community & Country: A Spirit of Service

Large Reading Room
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Overcoat Winter Film Series: The Heiress

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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 Saturdays, January 6-February 3 at noon at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

The Heiress was directed by William Wyler and stars Olivia De Havillland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson and Miriam Hopkins. A rich heiress, a grasping suitor and a suspicious father. Aaron Copeland provides the score. It was nominated for eight Oscars, and won four: Best Actress, Best Music, Best Art Direction and Best Costumes. (B&W, 1949, 1h 55m)

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

 

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Overcoat Winter Film Series: Waiting for Guffman

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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 Saturdays, January 6-February 3 at noon at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

Christopher Guest wrote, directed and starred in Waiting for Guffman, with his usual ad-lib technique. It’s a hilarious “mock documentary” about an amateur theatre group in a small Missouri town, anticipating the arrival of an important Broadway theatrical agent. From the lame auditions for their 1940s-style musical to their overly enthusiastic director, the film, to quote Roger Ebert, "has a 'comic relentlessness' throughout." (1997, 1h 30m)

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

 

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Overcoat Winter Film Series: The Band's Visit

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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 Saturdays, January 6-February 3 at noon at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

In The Band's Visit, an Egyptian police force band gets lost on the way to a gig in Israel and winds up in a town that has a similar name. Despite the language and cultural barriers, friendships start to develop between the Israelis and the Egyptians. The film won 46 international awards and is now—10 years later—a hit on Broadway. (2007, 1h 17m)

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

 

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Overcoat Winter Film Series: Moonstruck

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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 Saturdays, January 6-February 3 at noon at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

Moonstruck stars Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello and Vincent Gardenia, was written by John Patrick Shanley and was directed by Norman Jewison. Academy Awards for Cher, Dukakis and the script. A delightful Brooklyn love story, it’s a warm salute to a close Italian family—and strong support for following one’s heart. (1987, 1h 47m)

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Overcoat Winter Film Series: Captain Blood

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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 Saturdays, January 6-February 3 at noon at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

Captain Blood stars Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland and is directed by Michael Curtiz. This film that launched both Flynn’s career and at least a decade of swashbucklers. Flynn plays a doctor who becomes a deportee, then a successful pirate, winding up as the Governor of Jamaica. It’s also an intriguing character drama. Lots of action on the high seas. Nominated for five Oscars. (B&W, 1935, 1h 58m)

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Heartwarming Documentaries for December: "Young@Heart"

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In December, view documentaries curated by the Patron Services staff. These touching and inspiring stories will have you re-considering non-fiction films.

Young@Heart follows the Young@Heart Chorus, a group composed of New England senior citizens who perform songs by artists from Clash to Coldplay. It chronicles seven weeks in the lives of the members of the chorus as they prepare for a one-night-only concert in their hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts. The group is made up of two dozen seniors—former schoolteachers, executives, doctors and food service workers—who specialize in reinterpreting rock, punk, and R&B classics from a unique perspective. What ultimately emerges in the film is a funny and moving testament to friendship, creative inspiration and expectations defied. (2007; 1h 47m)

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