New Rochelle Plays Hollywood: "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" (2005)

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Starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.  Directed by Jane Anderson (99 minutes).  

A family with ten children has a father who is a frustrated singer in a low-paying job and is subject to alcohol induced rages.  The mother steps in to support the family by entering and winning advertising jingle contests which were the rage in the '50s and '60s.  Based on a true story, the film shows the resilience of a mother and a family with humor and drama.  A little-known film that will leave you exhilarated.

Registration is suggested. Register online or call (914) 813-3706.

New Rochelle Plays Hollywood is a  film series presented by the New Rochelle Public Library. Prior to the screening, film aficionado Les Srager will introduce the history of the film and its creative personnel with a discussion period following the screening. The fall series features films that are little-known, but well worth watching - "Hidden Gems"