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Events for 8/8/2022
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Monday Matinees
Stratford Library Lovell Room
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Stratford Library Continues Film Series Through Summer
Recent Oscar Winners Included in Schedule

The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series will continue through August and include Oscar winners and a national blockbuster.  The series, which presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons, is free and open to the public.

“West Side Story”, Steven Spielberg’s critically praised remake of the 1961 musical classic, will be shown at the Library on May 9.  It recently won the “Best Supporting Actress” Academy Award for Ariana DeBose for her role as Anita.  Following on June 13 is “The Power of the Dog”, Oscar-winning director Jane Campion’s brilliant adaptation of the John Savage novel, a contemporary western starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, all Oscar nominated for their roles.

This year’s surprise “Best Picture” winner, “CODA”, will be shown at the Library on July 11.  This moving family drama concerns a hearing young woman trying to break away from her deaf parents and brother for a life of her own.  Troy Kotsur’s portrayal of a deaf father in the film was also awarded as “Best Supporting Actor”.  Concluding the series on August 8 will be the world-wide blockbuster, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.

Moves in the "Monday Matinees" series are shown uncut on widescreen in the Stratford Library Lovell Room at 12 noon each month.

For further information, call the Library at 203.385.4162 or visit: