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January is Paul Newman Month

“Cool Hand Luke” – Discussion on January 17
A rebellious petty criminal, sentenced to a couple of years in a Florida prison, refuses to buckle to the rules of the place. Paul Newman portrays Luke with a knowing smile and thorough magnetism, facing off his sadistic jailers. What we’ve got here are “a failure to communicate” and a classic sixties flick.

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg, 1967, USA, 126 minutes. Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTi4OpONOY8

Stream “Cool Hand Luke” on HBO/HBOmax or for $3.99 on Amazon Prime, YouTube, AppleTV, and other platforms. Then join the discussion on Zoom on Sunday, January 17, 7:30 pm. A link to the discussion will be posted to the Town listserv a few days ahead or request the link by emailing Freda Temple at [email protected] .

“The Verdict” –Discussion on January 31
Lawyer Frank Galvin is an alcoholic reeking of failure. In a last bid to regain his self-respect, Galvin refuses to settle a medical malpractice case and instead battles the ever-unscrupulous James Mason, the Church, and the System. The AP’s critic wrote, “Using none of his blue-eyed charm, Paul Newman has the role of his later career.”

Directed by Sidney Lumet, screenplay by David Mamet, 1982, USA, 129 minutes. Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je8_a7chkg

Stream “The Verdict” for $3.99 on Amazon Prime, YouTube, DirectTV, and other platforms. Then join the discussion on Zoom on Sunday, January 31, 7:30 pm. A link to the discussion will be posted to the Town listserv a few days ahead, or request the link by emailing Freda Temple at [email protected].

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