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Free Matinee Showing Of 'The Finest Hours' Sets Sail At Brookfield Library

Brookfield Library is hosting a free movie matinee of "The Finest Hours" on May 28 at 2 p.m.
Brookfield Library is hosting a free movie matinee of "The Finest Hours" on May 28 at 2 p.m. Photo Credit: Brookfield Library website

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- The Brookfield Library is hosting a free movie matinee of "The Finest Hours" on Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m.

The movie is rated PG-13 and is 117 minutes. There will be popcorn and soda.

"The Finest Hours," based on the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half.

On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.

For more information about the event, call (203) 775-6241.

The Brookfield Library is at 182 Whisconier Road.

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