A showing of The Others in the Barrington library concludes the “Things That Go Bump in the Night” film series on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
The free film starts at 1 pm in the theater-like auditorium with commentary by librarian and cinema enthusiast Doug Swiszcz. He has been presenting the series during the month of October.
“The 2001 movie takes place near the end of World War II, in a mansion on one of the Channel Islands situated off the coast of France,” said Swiszcz. “There, a rigid, highly strung woman named Grace (Nicole Kidman) lives with her son and daughter in virtual darkness, with the doors locked and the curtains drawn to protect the children, who suffer from a rare, potentially fatal condition that makes them allergic to natural light.”
The arrival of new servants, and claims by the daughter that she has seen and heard “others” in the house, begin to undermine Grace’s attempts to rigidly control her household, said Swiszcz.
Written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar, the film is in color, and runs for 104 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening sequences, he said.