The Stratford Library has two special film showings set for December 9 and 16.
The Stratford Library’s popular “Monday Matinees” series concludes 2019 with screenings to two special films, a Marvel blockbuster, “Avengers: Endgame” on December 9, and an independent gem, “All Is True” on December 16. The series, which presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons, is free and open to the public.
The grave course of events, set in motion by Thanos, that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, "Avengers: Endgame." The all-star cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson and Paul Rudd. It runs 182 minutes and is rated PG-13.
In “All Is True,” the year is 1613 and William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. Director Kenneth Branagh also stars as the Bard with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench. The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG-13.
Movies in the “Monday Matinees” series are shown uncut on widescreen in the Stratford Library’s Lovell Room. The series will conclude in December, due to renovation projects, and will continue in April 2020.
For further information, call the Library at 203.385.4162 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org.