THOMASTON — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library Presents Friday Night Film Series at 6:30 p.m. The December series is Holiday Favorites.
December 6 – Sleepless in Seattle
1993 PG 104 Minutes
Fate and a tenacious 8-year-old boy conspire to unite lovelorn widower Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) and unhappily engaged journalist Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy inspired by the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember, which was inspired by the 1939 classic Love Affair.
Rosie O’Donnell and Bill Pullman are also in the cast, and directed by Nora Ephron.
December 13 – It’s a Wonderful Life
1946 PG 130 Minutes
Frank Capra's adaptation of the short story — The Greatest Gift, stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would've been like had he never been born.
Donna Reed co-stars as his wife. The film was nominated for five Oscars.
December 20 – Holiday
1938 NR 93 Minutes
Engaged to wealthy Julia Seton (Doris Nolan), freethinker Johnny Case (Cary Grant) discovers that her family wants to remake him into their idea of the perfect son-in-law – and he's beginning to consider compromising his values. But as he gets to know Julia's headstrong sister (Katharine Hepburn), he realizes he has more in common with her.
Directed by George Cukor, this witty romantic comedy earned an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction.
December 27 – Little Women
1949 NR 121 Minutes
The March sisters – Meg (Janet Leigh), Jo (June Allyson), Beth (Margaret O'Brien) and Amy (Elizabeth Taylor) – struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, often with neighbor Laurie (Peter Lawford) as a companion. As they mature, they face burgeoning ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, all the while maintaining their unbreakable bond.
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.