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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Arrival

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Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. Nominated for Golden Globe awards in Best Actress (Amy Adams) and Best Original Score. (2016, 1h 56m)

Tuesdays in April at 2 pm

4/4: Arrival (2016, 2h 17m)
4/11: Jackie (2016, 1h 40m)
4/18: Hacksaw Ridge (2016, 2h 19m)
4/25: Elle (2016, 2h 10m)

McManus Room
Films
Movies

"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Moonlight

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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Nominated for Golden Globe awards in Best Picture, Best Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Actress (Naomie Harris), and Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. (2016, 1h 51m)

Tuesdays in March at 2 pm

3/14: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, 1h 51m)
3/21: Moonlight (2016, 1h 51m)
3/28: Loving (2016, 2h 3m)

McManus Room
Films
Movies

"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Florence Foster Jenkins

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Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Nominated for Golden Globe awards in Best Picture, Best Actor (Hugh Grant), Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Supporting Actor (Simon Helberg). (2016, 1h 51m)

 

Tuesdays in March at 2 pm

3/14: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, 1h 51m)
3/21: Moonlight (2016, 1h 51m)
3/28: Loving (2016, 2h 3m)

McManus Room
Films
Movies

"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Loving

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Jeff Nichols directed this story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Nominated for Best Actor (Joel Edgerton) and Best Actress (Ruth Negga) Golden Globe awards. (2016, 2h 3m)

Tuesdays in March at 2 pm

3/14: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, 1h 51m)
3/21: Moonlight (2016, 1h 51m)
3/28: Loving (2016, 2h 3m)

McManus Room
Films
Movies

WestportREADS 2017 Movie: A Special Screening and Discussion of "In & Out"

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The Westport Library and Westport Cinema Initiative, as part of its ongoing series of pop-up films, present In and Out, a romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds and Wilford Brimley. Cusack was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. A discussion will follow with Westporter and freelance writer Dan Woog.
(Note that this is a re-scheduled date from January 7.)

Small-town high school English teacher (Kevin Kline) is watching the Academy Awards telecast with his fiancee (Joan Cusack,) when one of his former students (Matt Dillon) wins the Oscar. He wins for playing a gay soldier, and in his acceptance speech, he thanks a lot of people, including the teacher—”who,” he volunteers, “is gay.” This comes as news to the fiancee. Also to the teacher." As a media blitz descends upon on this small Indiana town, the teacher attempts to convince everyone that he's your average straight American male. (1997, 1h 32m) The film will be followed by a talkback.

Tickets are $10 and are available online through Westport Cinema Initiative here or at the door.  Partner: Westport Cinema Initiative. 

Note location: Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

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

Westport Town Hall
Films, WestportREADS

FebruaryVacationFilms:AllAges

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

Tuesday, February 21:  Kubo & the Two Strings
Higgins Room; (2016, 1hr 41mins.) 

Wednesday, February 22:  Storks
Higgins Room; (2016, 1hr 40mins.) 

Thursday, February 23: The Wild Life
McManus Room; (2016, 1hr 31mins.)

Family, Films
All ages
Movies

WestportMAKES: An Inconsistent Story in Stealing Film Premiere

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Join August WestportMAKES filmmakers, Connor and Carson Einarsen, at Westport Town Hall for the premeire of their feature-length film, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing. (2016, 1h 30m) After the screening, stay for a talkback with the cast and crew.

Tickets are FREE but LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER NOW to attend!

An Inconsistent Story in Stealing is a neo-noir film following a former thief who is sucked back into the town she despises, to hunt down something she stole long ago.

With this film, the cast and crew hopes to stand as an example to anyone interested in making movies that it doesn't take a million dollars to make a film - just a few dedicated individuals who love what they do. Their intent has been to bring together the community to create something new and exciting in a way they've never done before. This truly is a movie made in Westport, with Westporters, using everything Westport has to offer. 

Check out this teaser trailer for the film.

Westport Town Hall
Films
Maker, Movies

DATE CHANGED TO 1/28: WestportREADS 2017 Movie: A Special Screening and Discussion of "In & Out"

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The date for this event has been changed to January 28 at 4 pm at Westport Town Hall.

The Westport Library and Westport Cinema Initiative, as part of its ongoing series of pop-up films, present In and Out, a romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds and Wilford Brimley. Cusack was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Small-town high school English teacher (Kevin Kline) is watching the Academy Awards telecast with his fiancee (Joan Cusack,) when one of his former students (Matt Dillon) wins the Oscar. He wins for playing a gay soldier, and in his acceptance speech, he thanks a lot of people, including the teacher—”who,” he volunteers, “is gay.” This comes as news to the fiancee. Also to the teacher." As a media blitz descends upon on this small Indiana town, the teacher attempts to convince everyone that he's your average straight American male. (1997, 1h 32m) The film will be followed by a talkback.

Purchase tickets ($10) at westportcinema.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Partner: Westport Cinema Initiative. 

Note location: Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

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

Westport Town Hall
Films, WestportREADS

WestportREADS 2017 Movie: Funny Girl

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Funny Girl is a bittersweet, classic musical drama with Barbara Streisand as the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice. She starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story. (1968; 2h 31m)

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
Films, WestportREADS

WestportREADS 2017 Movie: The Boy Friend

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In The Boy Friend, the leading lady of a traveling theatrical troupe injures herself, the group's shy and demure stage manager, Polly (Twiggy), is suddenly thrust into the spotlight to take her place. As luck would have it, she makes her debut on the same day that a movie director attends the performance. It stars starring Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Tommy Tune, and Max Adrian. (1971; 2h 17m)

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
Films, WestportREADS