In the lead up to the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 9, the Coquitlam Public Library will screen next month four past Oscar winners at its Poirier branch.
The films will roll on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room of the library (575 Poirier St.), starting on Jan. 9 with An American in Paris (1951) featuring Gene Kelly as an American ex-GI who stays in the French capital to become a painter.
Next up on Jan. 16 is the tear-jerker Terms of Endearment (1983), adapted from Larry McMurtry’s 1975 novel, with an all-star cast that includes Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson.
Driving Miss Daisy airs on Jan. 23, a 1989 flick about an old Southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur.
And 2017’s La La Land, with Canadian actor Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, wraps up the library film series on Jan. 30.
There are no costs for drop-in viewing. Visit coqlibrary.ca.
Meanwhile, the leading contenders for the 2020 Best Picture award are: Bombshell, The Farewell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Knives Out, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Parasite.