THOMASTON —The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents Friday Night Film Series at 6:30 p.m.
May 2019: Classic Science Fiction
May 3 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1956 NR 80 Minutes
Extraterrestrial invaders mimic the likeness of humans in an insidious plot to take over Earth. When a doctor (Kevin McCarthy) discovers pods containing creatures that can assume the physical appearance of anyone they choose, he attempts to destroy them.
Also starring Dana Wynter. Directed by Don Siegel.
May 10 – Fahrenheit 451
1966 NR 105 Minutes
Based on the Ray Bradbury novel, this film portrays a future society where books and reading are forbidden and “firemen” are charged with the responsibility of setting and maintaining fires at the 451 degrees necessary to burn paper.
Starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie, this was director Francois Truffaut’s first color and first English-language film.
May 17 – This Island Earth
1955 NR 87 Minutes
Weird events in the life of atomic scientist Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) culminate in an invitation from the strange-looking Exeter (Jeff Morrow) to work at a secret lab in Georgia, supposedly in the cause of world peace. Meacham and other scientists quickly discover there’s more to Exeter than meets the eye.
Also starring Faith Domergue.
May 24 – Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
1956 NR 82 Minutes
UFOs from a doomed star system invade Earth with plans of world conquest. Surrender is not an option, and scientist Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) has 60 days to develop a weapon to save the human race.
Also starring Joan Taylor and directed by Fred Sears, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen.
May 31 – War of the Worlds
1953 G 85 Minutes
Earth is under attack in this chilling Cold War classic based on the H.G. Wells novel. Aliens target a small California town with probes and laser disintegration rays. A terrifying vision of the world under siege starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, and Les Tremayne and featuring special effects by George Pal.