Hoffman’s ‘Quartet’ in Friday series
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. May movies celebrate Musical Lives.
The May 16 film is 2012’s “Quartet,” rated PG-13 and running 119 minutes. A trio of retired opera singers' annual celebration of Verdi's birthday sours when their estranged fourth member shows up, but refuses to sing. Tensions rise and diva drama erupts in this film that stars Tom Courtenay, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins. Dustin Hoffman directs this moving, funny film about music, love and second chances.
Upcoming in this month’s series are: “The Great Caruso” (1951, USA); and “Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey” (1994, USA/UK). 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.
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