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UPDATE: Library showing free movie Friday

Feb 06, 2018

UPDATE: Fairfield Public Library has postponed its free movie originally set for 7:30 p.m. Friday because of possible inclement weather.

The free film has been rescheduled for Feb. 23. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited.

The movie is a 2017 American biographical legal drama based on the true story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life.

 

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To celebrate Black History Month, Fairfield Public Library will show an 2017 American biographical legal drama film at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The film is based on the true story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life. In 1940, Marshall is an NAACP lawyer traveling the country defending people of color who are wrongly accused of crimes because of racial prejudice. Upon his return to his New York office, he is sent to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to defend Joseph Spell, a chauffeur accused of rape by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, in a case that has gripped the newspapers. In Bridgeport, insurance lawyer Sam Friedman is assigned by his brother to get Marshall admitted to the local bar, against his will. Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, and they mount the defense in an environment of racism and anti-Semitism.

The movie is PG13, and runs for one hour and 58 minutes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is limited.

Donations for the free film and organic popcorn help the library renew its movie licenses.

The library’s license does not allow it to advertise the name of the movie it is showing. Go to www2.youseemore.com/fairfield.

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