The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents Friday Night Film Series at 6:30 p.m.
This month is ‘Walter Matthau Month.’
January 4: I.Q.
1994 PG 100 Minutes
Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan) is a highly intelligent doctoral student at Princeton and is engaged to stuffy Professor James Moreland (Stephen Fry). Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a mechanic and all-around regular guy, falls for Catherine and searches for a way to impress her.
Believing that the key to Catherine's heart is his IQ, Ed passes himself off as a physicist with the help of Catherine's uncle, who just happens to be Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau).
January 11: First Monday in October
1994 PG 100 Minutes
Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh star in this dramatic comedy that centers around the appointment of the first woman to the US Supreme Court.
She is aggressive, witty, magnetic--and an arch-conservative. He is wry, opinionated and roundly liberal.
Matthau and Clayburgh are unforgettably and hilariously opposed in this contemporary tale that goes behind the bend with wit, wisdom and great conviction.
January 18: House Calls
1978 PG 98 Minutes
Widower Dr. Charles Nichols (Walter Matthau) is trying to get back into the dating game, but he's having a hard time adjusting to life as a single man. Every attempt at meeting women seems to end in disaster.
It isn't until he meets Ann (Glenda Jackson) as a patient at the hospital that he begins to think he might be able to find love once again.
But both Charles and Ann have issues with commitment, and neither want to be the first to take the plunge into another long-term relationship.
January 25: The Grass Harp
1995 PG 107 Minutes
In the 1940s, young Collin (Edward Furlong) arrives in a small, sleepy southern town after his mother's death and moves in with his aging spinster cousins, Dolly (Piper Laurie) and Verena (Sissy Spacek).
He soon finds a mentor in the retired Judge Cool (Walter Matthau), who harbors secret affections for Dolly. Meanwhile, Dolly is troubled by the appearance of Morris (Jack Lemmon), a sleazy entrepreneur who wants to market her health tonic on a national scale.