THOMASTON — The friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents Friday Night Film series at 6:30 p.m. The theme for February is Westerns.
February 7 – Rio Bravo
1959 NR 141 Minutes
When a gunslinger kills a man in a saloon, Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) arrests him with the aid of his former deputy and now town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin). Before long, the gunslinger’s brother, a wealthy land baron, hires gunmen and threatens to bust his brother out of jail. Chance decides to make a stand, enlisting Dude, an old cripple named Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and a baby-faced cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to help.
February 14 – Bad Day at Black Rock
1954 NR 81 Minutes
When John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy) steps off the train at the backwater hamlet of Black Rock, he inadvertently opens a Pandora’s box of fear and suspicion. He’s there to deliver a military award for heroism to a man whose son died earning the medal in World War II. But the town harbors an ugly secret – and will go to any lengths to keep it. Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Ernest Borgnine, and Lee Marvin co-star in director John Sturges’s taut drama.
February 21 – The Shootist
1976 PG 100 Minutes
J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son (Ron Howard), Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a few who are looking to profit from his notoriety and a man seeking to avenge his brother’s death. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.
Erika will be unavailable on February 28. Friday Night Films will resume March 6.
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.