Film series prescribes humor; Jan. 3 screening canceled

Dec 28, 2013
“Secondhand Lions” stars, from left, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine and Robert Duvall.

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. January’s theme is Laughter: the best medicine.

The year begins Jan. 3 with “Secondhand Lions,” a PG-rated film from 2003 that runs 107 minutes. In 1960s Texas, timid teen Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles on their farm where, over time, he learns surprising tidbits about their mysterious and dangerous pasts. The uncles are portrayed wonderfully by Michael Caine and Robert Duvall. LIBRARY CLOSED DUE TO SNOW

The series will continue with “Lars and the Real Girl” (2007, USA/Canada), Jan. 10; “The Pink Panther” (1964, USA), Jan. 17; “The Lady Eve” (1941, USA), Jan. 24; and “Hopscotch” (1981, USA), Jan. 31. 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

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