'It's a Wonderful Life' on library screen

Dec 15, 2012
George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) has a rocky night in Bedford Falls but it all works out in “It’s a Wonderful Night.”

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 Dec. 21 film is “It's a Wonderful Life,” the 1946 favorite that runs 132 minutes. Frank Capra's inverted take on "A Christmas Carol" stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who has spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would have been like had he never been born. The uplifting film was nominated for five Oscars.

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. The month will conclude Dec. 28 with “The Lemon Drop Kid,” which introduced the song "Silver Bells."

Courier Publications editorial assistant Holly Vanorse Spicer can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at hvanorse@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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