A joyful noise in Holiday Treats movie

Dec 01, 2012
James Cromwell leads a congregation whose choir is put through its paces in “A Christmas Without Snow.”

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for December’s movies is Holiday Treats.

The month will begin Dec. 7 with “A Christmas Without Snow,” 1980 made-for-TV movie that runs 95 minutes. In director John Korty's ode to the perseverance of the human spirit, a recent divorcee strives to rebuild her life by moving to San Francisco. With jumbled day-to-day jobs, the newly single Zoe Jensen (Michael Learned) finds consistency with a local church choir practicing Handel's "Messiah." But the harsh instruction of choirmaster Ephraim Adams (John Houseman) pushes Zoe and each of the choir members to their limits during the holiday season.

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 and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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