The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library Presents Friday Night Film Series at the new time of 7 p.m.
June 2019: John Huston Films
June 7 — The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
1938 NR 87 Minutes
While conducting research on the impact of crime on the criminals themselves, Dr. Clitterhouse (Edward G. Robinson) decides to become a criminal as an experiment. After a few thefts, he meets Jo Keller (Claire Trevor), a major figure in the criminal underworld. He joins her gang, supplanting “Rocks” Valentine (Humphrey Bogart). When the doctor tries to return to his normal life, things get complicated… Written by John Huston.
June 14 — Beat the Devil
1954 NR 100 Minutes
This satirical film features a mix of adventure, comedy, and crime. Billy (Humphrey Bogart) and Maria (Gina Lollobrigida) are stranded in Italy en route to Africa. Though they seem like an average couple, they – along with some of their traveling companions (Peter Lorre and Robert Morley) – have less-than-honorable intentions in laying claim to property supposedly rich with uranium.
Directed by John Huston, and co-written by Huston and Truman Capote.
June 21 — Moby Dick
1956 NR 116 Minutes
Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) has a vendetta against Moby Dick, the great white whale responsible for taking his leg. He sets out on a treacherous sea voyage aboard The Pequod, along with a crew including Starbuck (Leo Glenn), Ishmael (Richard Basehart) and Queequeg, a native friend of Ishmael.
With reckless abandon, Ahab leads the crew on his obsessive and suicidal quest, anxious for a final showdown with the legendary white whale. John Huston directs this classic adaptation.
June 28 — Prizzi’s Honor
1985 R 129 Minutes
For Charley Partanna (Jack Nicholson), life in the Prizzi family is good as long as he honors the wishes of the Godfather (William Hickey). Partanna is respected for ruthlessly carrying out murder contracts, but his wise-talking Brooklyn existence is turned on its head when he falls for a beautiful hit woman (Kathleen Turner) from the West Coast. He follows her back to California, unaware that they share a deadly occupation.
Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are accepted.
The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information call the library at 354-2453.