THOMASTON — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents Friday Night Film Series, at 6:30 p.m., at the Library.
September 6 - Seven Days in May
1964 NR 118 Minutes
U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear dis-armament treaty with the Soviets, much to the dis-pleasure of the hawkish Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, James Scott (Burt Lancaster). When Scott’s aide (Kirk Douglas) stumbles on shattering evidence that Scott is plotting to overthrow Lyman in seven days, he alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the coup.
September 13 - Coma
1978 PG 113 Minutes
Boston medical resident Susan Wheeler (Genevieve Bujold) becomes suspicious when her friend (Lois Chiles) is left in an irreversible coma after a routine procedure. She uncovers evidence of other patients being left in comas after undergoing procedures in the same operating room. When her physician boyfriend (Michael Douglas) is skeptical about her findings, Susan must go it alone to uncover the horrible truth, putting herself in danger. Directed by Michael Crichton.
September 20 - All the President's Men
1976 PG 138 Minutes
Two green reporters working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), research the botched burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a source, code-named Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection be-tween the burglars and the White House. Winner of four Academy Awards.
September 27 - Moving the Mountain
1994 NR 83 Minutes
This thoughtful documentary provides a detailed account of the 1989 Massacre at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The events leading up to the incident began with protests staged primarily by Chinese students, and the gathering grew from there, eventually drawing the forceful intervention of the People’s Liberation Army. Mixing real news footage with student recollections and fictional dramatic scenes, the film focuses on a tragic day in Chinese history.
Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully 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.