Monday, July 09, 2007

Library Event: Summer Movie in the Park

The Perrot Memorial Library is pleased to host a summer movie in the park in Binney Park in Old Greenwich! We will be showing the film Tea with Mussolini in the park on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 8 P.M. [Rain date is Sunday, August 5th.] The movie is suitable for all ages, and the audience is invited to bring blankets and enjoy the show!

Tea with MussoliniMore about the film:
Tea with Mussolini (1999) is a semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a kind Englishwoman and her circle of friends. Set in 1935 Florence, a group of diverse and distinguished English expatriate women known as the Scorpioni make it a habit of meeting for tea each afternoon. Their proud members are Lady Hester Random, widow of the former British Ambassador to Italy; Arabella, an artist; and Mary Wallace, a secretary to an Italian businessman. They are sometimes joined by two Americans, Georgie, a lively archaeologist, and Elsa, a wealthy art collector. When Mary becomes a guardian to Luca, a young boy, she turns to the ladies for help. But the onset of Fascism has irrevocable consequences for all of them. In order to help, Luca must confront the challenge of becoming a man and embrace his independence.

For more information about this program, please call 203-637-3870, or comment on this post.

1 comment:

Megan said...

This was a wonderful event, thank you for organizing such a special evening. We look forward to future movies in the park-what a great idea!

Megan Monaghan and John Willey