Friends Friday Film Series unveils this year’s selections

movie reel stockThere’s no longer-lived or better-known program associated with Greenwich Library than the Friends Friday Film Series, which is now 66 years old. And, for the 2013-2014 season the Friends Friday Film Series will once again roll out a slate of award-winning new releases, classics and international films with wide-ranging appeal.

From award-winners like Beasts of the Southern Wild and Lincoln to Hollywood classics like Holiday and Airplane, to Billie Holiday: Sensational Lady, a collection of performance footage and interviews shown in conjunction with a Billie Holiday concert performed by BackCountry Jazz, there will be films to interest every point of view.

The 2013-2014 season kicked off on Friday, Sept. 27 with Argo and will run through June 27 with A Late Quartet. The Friends Friday Film Series is free and open to the public and made possible through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library and membership contributions.

October 2013 film offerings include Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro on Oct. 4; Billie Holiday: Sensational Lady, an authoritative film that examines the turbulent life of “Lady Day” on Oct. 11; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton on Oct. 18 and Beasts of the Southern Wild starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Lowell Landes on Oct. 25.

November viewings will feature Les Miserables starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter on Nov. 1; Moonrise Kingdom starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand on Nov. 8; Apartment for Peggy, a 1948 film starring Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn and Gene Lockhart on Nov. 15 and Babette’s Feast starring Stephane Audran and Birgitte Federspiel on Nov. 22.

December offerings include Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson on Dec. 6. and Holiday, a 1938 film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Edward Everett Horton on Dec. 13.

All films are shown in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m. and the shows begin at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Wayne Campbell, program and film librarian at 203-622-7922 or [email protected]

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