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WestportREADS 2017 Movie: Sunday in the Park with George

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Sunday In The Park With George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, it is one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time and is a moving study of the enigmatic painter. It won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. (1986; 2h 26m)

The movies featured during WestportREADS 2017 Tuesday movies are all mentioned in various stories that are part of the memoir Bettyville.

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

Tuesdays, January 10-31 at 2 pm

1/10: The Music Man (1962; 2h 31m)
1/17: Sunday in the Park with George (1986; 2h 26m)
1/24: The Boy Friend (1971; 2h 17m)
1/31: Funny Girl (1968; 2h 31m)
 

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WestportREADS, Films

WestportREADS 2017 Movie: The Music Man

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Con man Harold Hill arrives in staid River City intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, then skip town with the money since he has no music skill anyway. Things go awry when he falls for a librarian he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music. Robert Preston and Shirley Jones star in this classic musical. (1962; 2h 31m)

Enjoy a special Shake Shack frozen custard from our community partner Shake Shack.

The movies featured during WestportREADS 2017 Tuesday movies are all mentioned in various stories that are part of the memoir Bettyville.

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

Tuesdays, January 10-31 at 2 pm

1/10: The Music Man (1962; 2h 31m)
1/17: Sunday in the Park with George (1986; 2h 26m)
1/24: The Boy Friend (1971; 2h 17m)
1/31: Funny Girl (1968; 2h 31m)
 

McManus Room
WestportREADS, Films

Sizzling Summer Film Series: L.A. Confidential

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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 at 3 pm, July 6-August 3 at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

In L.A. Confidential, Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Danny De Vito and Kim Basinger star in Curtis Hansen’s ode to his favorite city. It’s subtle, shocking and engrossing. Nominated for nine Oscars, Kim Basinger won for Best Supporting Actress. (1997, 2h 15m)

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

 

The films in the series are:

7/20: Z
7/27: De-Lovely
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Movies

Overcoat Film Series: Duck Soup

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Enjoy a warm drink, a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of five films running on Thursdays at 2 pm, January 12-February 9.

Duck Soup is a classic Marx Brothers film, with Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern and Edgar Kennedy, directed by Leo McCarey. It's a hilarious and imaginative spoof of war movie heroics with a couple of countries going to war because someone calls President Groucho an “upstart”. (1933, 1h 10m)

 

 

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The films in the series are:

1/26: Spellbound
2/2: Duck Soup
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Films
Movies

Overcoat Film Series: Spellbound

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Enjoy a warm drink, a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of five films running on Thursdays at 2 pm, January 12-February 9.

Spellbound is a suspense story with Ingrid Bergman as a psychiatrist and Gregory Peck as a patient with
whom she falls in love. Written by Ben Hecht and directed by Hitchcock is showcases edge-of-your-seat brilliance and spectacular imagery. Five Oscar nominations and the Miklos Rozsa score won. (1945, 1h 51m)

 

 

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The films in the series are:

1/26: Spellbound
2/2: Duck Soup
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Films
Movies

Overcoat Film Series: The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time?

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Enjoy a warm drink, a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of five films running on Thursdays at 2 pm, January 12-February 9.

Wasn't That a Time is a documentary on The Weavers, a groundbreaking folk music quartet who were blacklisted and then returned triumphantly to Carnegie Hall. It stars Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman (longtime Weston resident), Pete Seeger and Ronnie Gilbert. Hear the music you grew up with. (1981, 1h 18m)

 

 

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The films in the series are:

1/26: Spellbound
2/2: Duck Soup
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Movies

Overcoat Film Series: To Catch a Thief

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Enjoy a warm drink, a brief introduction by filmmaker Doris Jacoby and a film. This is a part of a series of five films running on Thursdays at 2 pm, January 12-February 9.

To Catch a Thief is a great jewel thief search, with the incomparable Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, directed by the master, Alfred Hitchcock. This comedy/thriller is set on the Cote D’Azur is also a love affair you’ll remember. Three Oscar nominations. (1955, 1h 46m)

 

 

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The films in the series are:

1/26: Spellbound
2/2: Duck Soup
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Films
Movies

"An Inconsistent Story in Stealing" Teaser

October 24, 2016
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WestportMAKES a Movie was the August Maker program. Local filmmakers and SHS grads Connor and Carson Einarsen shot their independent movie, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing. Westport volunteers and the town of Westport made this film a reality. Here's the teaser! Stay tuned for notice of public screenings.

Maker, Movies

VacationFilmFestival

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Cozy down for a Vacation Family Film Festival.  
All screenings begin at 2pm and
will be shown in the Higgins Room.


Tuesday, December 27:
The Good Dinosaur
(2015, Rated PG, 1h 41m)

 

Wednesday, December 28:
Home
(2015, Rated PG, 1h 34m)

 

Thursday, December 29:
The Secret Life of Pets
(2016, Rated PG, 1h 30m)

Higgins Room
Films, Family
All ages
Movies

Hard-boiled—Noir Films Through the Years

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"Film noir" is dark and brooding, filled with flawed heroes, sultry women and smoky alleys. Join this journey through the tantalizing streets of noir through the ages, revisiting some classics as well as new works. There will be a short introduction to each movie by WestportMAKES filmmaker Connor Einarsen.

In Shutter Island, the implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.

9/13: Double Indemnity (1944, 1h 50m)

9/20: Chinatown (1974, 2h 10m)

9/27: Usual Suspects (1995, 1h 46m)

10/4: Memento (2000, 1h 53m)

10/11: Brick (2005, 1h 55m)

10/18: Shutter Island (2010, 2h 18m) 
 

 

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Films
Maker, Movies