Library screens Renoir’s ‘Rules’
Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a Friday Night Film Series with screenings Fridays at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for August's movies is Vive la France.
On Aug. 10, the series will screen "The Rules of the Game” by Jean Renoir; the non-rated 1939 film runs 106 minutes. Renoir’s most revered film combines his love for the outrageous with his stinging disdain for the French privileged class. Set on the eve of World War II, “Rules of the Game” was greeted with derision and outright hatred on its premiere but now stands as the director’s finest condemnation of a corrupt society where appearances are everything and values mean nothing.
Upcoming in the weekly series are: Aug. 17, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (NR, 1964); Aug. 24, "Paris Was A Woman" (NR, 1996); and Aug. 31, "Grand Illusion" (NR, 1937).
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.
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