June 29, 2022

Cool Films for Hot Nights at the Essex Library

Summer movies are back at the Essex Library on Thursday nights, July 22nd & 29th, August 12th, 19th, and 26th at 6:30 p.m., with a line-up of foreign and domestic gems. All films are free – and popcorn’s included! Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for information or reservations.

July 22nd: The Last Station starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, and James McAvoy lead an impeccable cast in a sweet comedy-drama about the final days of the Russian novelist Tolstoy.

July 29th: Stones In Exile In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band’ s masterpiece Exile On Main Street . Stones In Exile tells the story in the band s own words and through extensive archive footage; a major sensation at Cannes this year.

August 12th: Lightning In A Bottle: Part concert, part history lesson, part summit meeting, and all blues, Lightning in a Bottle puts a bright spotlight on this quintessential American music. With B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Solomon Burke, Keb’ Mo’, Macy Gray, the Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, and John Fogerty.

August 19th: Herb And Dorothy: This fascinating art-centric documentary traces the collecting careers of Herb & Dorothy Vogel, a postal worker and librarian, who in the 1960’s began purchasing the works of unknown artists – many of whom went on to become among the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.

August 26th: Vincere: Acclaimed Italian director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket; Devil in the Flesh) delivers his boldest work yet, an audacious, visually stunning film about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the woman he loved, scorned, denounced and then wrote out of history.