Documentaries for March in library series

Mar 01, 2014
Thomaston Public Library will screen a documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. Pictured is the doomed EV1.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. March’s theme is Films Seeking Truth.

First up, March 7, is “Who Killed the Electric Car?”, a 2006 PG-rated film that runs 91 minutes. This famous documentary delves into the short 1990s life of the GM EV1 electric car. These vehicles were so efficient they were on the brink of altering the future of driving in America. Those lucky enough to drive one gave it glowing reviews … so why were these great vehicles literally destroyed by General Motors?

Upcoming this month are: March 14, “Hot Coffee” (2011, USA); March 21, “Why We Fight” (2005, USA/France/UK, Canada/ Denmark); and March 28, “America Betrayed” (2008, USA). Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served.

The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. 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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