About the Movie:
TRUMBO (2015) serves as an honorable and well-acted tribute to a brilliant writer's principled stand, even if it doesn't quite achieve the greatness of its subject's own classic screenplays. In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Best Actor Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
About the program:
Wednesday Night Movies welcomes you to a free social for the LGBTQ community. The program features a reception with wine and snacks, conversation with friends old and new, followed by a screening of that week's movie. Participants can vote on the movies they want to see at future meetings, so make sure you do your duty and vote!
About the facilitator:
Frank Gaffney leads Wednesday Night Movies and has a passion for the arts. He is involved locally at the Carriage House in Norwalk, and plays a key role in the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, helping to put together some of your favorite local concerts and performances.