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Darien Library Screens 'Unbroken' On Wednesday

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DARIEN, CONN. — The Louise Parker Berry Community Room of the Darien Library will host a screening of "Unbroken" at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney and Takamasa Ishihara, the film will be presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, "Unbroken" is the true-life story of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II then fought for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war.

Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother's words of advice, "If you can take it, you can make it," push him to overcome any adversity.

He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis' spirit.

The Darien Library is at 1441 Post Road. Call (203)-655-1234 for more information.

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