Cheers for ‘POMS’ at Kirkland Town Library


CLINTON — Three cheers for the hilarious comedy/drama “POMS” starring Diane Keaton, scheduled for showing on Monday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Kirkland Town Library.

Diane Keaton (“The Godfather,” “Annie Hall”) plays Martha, a senior-citizen recently diagnosed with cancer who relocates to a retirement community to live out her final days.

Martha is, as one would expect, depressed and moody facing the end of her life. Not immediatley happy with her new surroundings, things get worse when she finds out an extra-curricular activity is mandatory as a resident of her new home. However, an unexpected surprise comes with the meeting of a neighbor Sheryl, portrayed by Australian actress, Jacki Weaver (“Animal Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), who after some time convinces Martha to follow her life-long dream of becoming a cheerleader to satisfy the extra-curricular activity clause in her rental agreement.

Soon the two geriatric pom-pom girl hopefuls are joined by other lady residents of the community. Olive, played by Pam Grier (“Jackie Brown,” “Bad Grandmas”) and Alice portrayed by Rhea Perlman (“Cheers,” “Taxi”) are just two of a stellar supporting cast driven to prove it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams.

Norwegian-Somali actress Alisha Boe plays Chloe, a talented young cheerleader who’s recruited to become the group’s choreographer.

With the ladies assembled and the teacher in place, hilarity ensues. But along the way, true life-lessons are realized by all, and the film explores the notion you’re never too old to make new friends and enjoy your golden years to the fullest.

The movie will play at the Kirkland Town Library on Monday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.

Snacks will be served at showtime. Admission is free. This film is rated PG-13.

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