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Recent Oscar winners “Amy” (top) and “Ex Machina” will be shown as part of the Stratford Library’s 10th annual “Great Movies You Missed” festival April 4-8.
Recent Oscar winners “Amy” (top) and “Ex Machina” will be shown as part of the Stratford Library’s 10th annual “Great Movies You Missed” festival April 4-8. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. – The Stratford Library will present its 10th annual film festival of little-seen movies, “Great Movies You Missed,” from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8.

“Great Movies You Missed” will highlight six critically acclaimed films from 2015 that did not reach a wide audience during their general release.

The free series features guest film critics Joe Meyers from the Connecticut Post and Tom Holehan of Elm City Newspapers, who will provide commentary prior to the screenings. 

Monday, April 4 at noon: “Love and Mercy.” An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Paul Dano and John Cusack share the role of Wilson.

Tuesday, April 5 at noon: “Timbuktu.” Not far from the city of Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, a proud cattle herder lives peacefully in the dunes with his family, but in town, the people suffer from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. 

Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.: “Ex Machina.” Computer programmer Caleb wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of his company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, where he’s been chosen to evaluate his boss’ latest experiment in artificial intelligence, which proves more sophisticated – and more deceptive – than the two men could have imagined. The film won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Wednesday, April 6 at noon: “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.” An Israeli woman, seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel husband, finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religiously based marriage laws. 

Thursday, April 7 at noon: “Amy.” This year’s Oscar-winning documentary is an incisive look at the singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. The singer was a pop star with soul whose musical appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. While her music made her a star, her personal life stole headlines. 

Friday, April 8 at noon: “Goodnight Mommy.” In a lonesome house in the countryside, 10-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother, but when she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. 

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