February 23, 2019

Cool Films for Hot Nights

Hailee Steinfeld stars as the feisty young Mattie Ross in the Coen brother’s remake of the Western classic, True Grit.

The Essex Library summer movie series, Cool Films for Hot Nights, begins Thursday, July 7 at 7  p.m. with the delightful French comedy, The Hedgehog (Le Hérisson), based on the best-selling novel, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”.

Other films in the series include: The Coen brothers’ imaginative re-make, True Grit, Thursday July 21; Nowhere Boy, Thursday July 28, a film that reconstructs the troubled relationship between the youthful John Lennon and his estranged mother; Waiting for Superman, Thursday August 4, a searing documentary about our troubled public schools and why they’re failing, by the director of An Inconvenient Truth; Howl, Thursday, August 11 at 7, with James Franco starring as the youthful Allan Ginsberg, whose controversial poem led to a ground-breaking obscenity trial.

All films begin at 7, and are free and open to the public. You can get more information or register by calling the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.