‘Red River’ runs in film series

Jun 07, 2014
John Wayne, left, and Montgomery Clift star in Howard Hawks' “Red River.”

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly 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. June’s movies are Westerns.

Up next, on June 13, is “Red River,” a nonrated movie from 1948 that runs 133 minutes. In one of his landmark roles, John Wayne plays a taciturn Texas cattle rancher who adopts a young boy orphaned by a native raid on a wagon train. After coming of age, the son finds himself compelled to challenge his father during a long cattle drive. Montgomery Clift (in his first role) plays the son in the film, which also stars Walter Brennan.

The schedule for the rest of the month offers: June 20, “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1954, USA); and June 27, “The Shootist” (1976, USA). 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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