Political 'Best' caps month's movies
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 October’s movies is Political Plots.
The month will conclude Oct. 26 with "The Best Man," a 102-minute film from 1964. Although this political satire was made decades ago, the election-year backbiting and smear campaigns at its core will be as familiar to today's audiences as they were to those of decades past. Lee Tracy copped an Oscar nod for his turn as an ailing president who refuses to endorse his party's candidates, and Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson play the men vying for the top slot. The supporting cast includes Ann Sothern, Edie Adams and Margaret Leighton. The screenplay was written by Gore Vidal, adapted from his stage play, which recently was revived on Broadway.
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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