We are so pleased to continue to offer our Wednesday Matinee Film Series to the Darien Library community! In April, we'll be all about the truth. Two of our films, The Blind Side and Hachi: A Dog's Tale, are based on true stories. Both, seemingly unbelievable, and both, unbelievably heartwarming. The other two, The Awful Truth and The Truth About Cats & Dogs assert to represent a "truth." We are truly excited. Please join us on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
THE BLIND SIDE (2009) Starring Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw; Rated PG-13; 128 minutes
This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.
To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.
HACHI: A DOG'S TALE (2009) Starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen; Rated G; 93 minutes
This heartwarming true story is an American adaptation of a Japanese tale abouta loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly, his master departs one day, passes away, and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns every day to the station and his visits touch the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion, and above all, unyielding loyalty.
THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937) Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, and Ralph Bellamy; Not rated; 93 minutes
A classic sophisticated comedy with Dunne and Grant as a couple who can't make up their minds about divorce. Anything one or the other does in an attempt to restore the marriage only complicates the original misunderstanding, but love conquers all in the end.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS & DOGS (1996) Starring Janeane Garofalo and Uma Thurman; Rated PG-13; 99 minutes
After a radio talk show host falls for a caller, she has someone else pose as her because of her fear that he'll think she's ugly.