‘Lion,’ part of Ferguson’s July lineup of flicks

July 5, 2017

STAMFORD—A showing of the 2016 biographical film, “Lion,” on July 8 will kick off a string of screenings in the third floor auditorium of the Ferguson Library’s downtown branch at Bedford and Broad streets through July.

The film which stars Rooney Mara, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Sunny Pawar tells the story of an Indian man adopted as a child by an Australian couple who searches for his birth family. The film which is rated PG-13 runs 118 minutes. The July 8 showing is at 2 p.m.

The next installment of Thursday Night Talking Pictures will be at 6 p.m., July 13 with a showing of Toni Erdmann about a divorced music teacher with a penchant for fake personas and disguises who decides to reconnect with his adult daughter after the death of his beloved dog. The movie runs 162 minutes and is rated R. Registration required at 203-351-8258 or by email at caucella@fergusonlibrary.org.

Other showings include:

*Andrew Gale Film series, PlantPure Nation, a documentary about Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son promoting a plant-based diet will be at 1 p.m., Monday July 17. The film is 96 minutes.

* On July 20 at 1 p.m., the library will screen The Founder, a film biopic on McDonald’s Restaurant founder Ray Kroc. Actor Michael Keaton stars as Kroc. Rated PG-13, 115 minutes.

*Andrew Gale Film series, The Lost City of Z, a British explorer searches for a lost city in the Amazon over the course of two decades. Based on a true story. PG-13, 140 minutes.

*Andrew Gale Film series, on Monday, July 31at 1 p.m, The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand’s book about an idealistic architect starring Raymond Massey. The unrated film from 1949 is 114 minutes.