MONROE, Conn. -- The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe will screen "The Martian" on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who is presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.
The screening is free and will begin at 7 p.m., and no registration is required. The movie's running time is two hours, 22 minutes; it's rated PG-13, for some strong language, injury images and brief nudity.
The library is located at 733 Monroe Turnpike, in Monroe. For more information, call 203-452-2850 or visit the library website.