Political thriller caps August film series

Aug 23, 2014
“Z,” directed by Costa-Gavras, is one of the few films to be nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with weekly screenings at the summer time of 7 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The August movies, hosted by Erika Pfander, have had the theme Politics of Oppression in August. They conclude Aug. 29 with “Z,” a 1969 film that runs 127 minutes. Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. The film closely parallels the real-life assassination of a Greek doctor and humanist whose murder in 1963 led to a public scandal.

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 dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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