Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Movies in May in the Weston Theater

On Thursday May 6th at 5:45 PM, and Saturday, May 8th at 2:30 PM, the Lane Library will show The Young Victoria in our Weston Theater. Based on the courtship of England's longest-serving monarch, this Academy Award winning costume drama vividly re-creates a time when the young queen resolves to establish her authority over those who would rule in her stead. Emily Blunt turns in a radiant performance as Queen Victoria, and Rupert Friend stars as the young Prince Albert who steals her heart. A not-to-be-missed tale of royal romance and intrigue!

On Thursday, May 20th at 5:45 PM, and Saturday, May 22nd at 2:30 PM, we will feature the powerful film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon as rugby player Fran├žois Pienaar and Morgan Freeman as South African president Nelson Mandela. Knowing that his racially torn country would host the Rugby World Cup in 1995, Mandela encouraged the South African team to forge a unity and develop the winning skills that would serve as an inspiration to the entire country. Drawing from John Carlin's Playing the Enemy, Anthony Peckham's script takes its title, Latin for "unconquerable," from a British poem Mandela held close to his heart during the 27 years he spent in prison.

As always, admission is free, with popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Lane Library.

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