Monday Night Movie: "Chariots of Fire"

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Darien Library presents a new weekly program: Monday Night at the Movies!

In honor of the Summer Olympics, this week we are showing “Chariots of Fire.” 

“In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil (Alice Krige) in his single-minded quest.”– Rotten Tomatoes  

Director: Hugh Hudson  

Year: 1981

Starring: Ben Cross as Harold Abrahams, Ian Holm as Sam Mussabini, Ian Charleson as Eric Liddell, Nicholas Farrell as Aubrey Montague, Nigel Havers as Lord Andrew Lindsay, Daniel Gerroll as Henry Stallard, and Alice Krige as Sybil Gordon.

This movie is 2 hours and 5 minutes and is rated PG.

Watch the official trailer.

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