'Riding Alone' in China, Japan
Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its 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 September’s movies is Out of the East.
The Sept. 7 film is "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles", a 105-minute film from 2005 that is rated PG. Aging fisherman Takata Gou-ichi boards a bullet train to Tokyo when he learns his estranged son is gravely ill. At the hospital, his son refuses to see him. His daughter-in-law urges Takata to watch a documentary his son was filming in rural China. Moved by what he sees, Takata vows to complete his son’s work. His odyssey into the heart of China and the kinship he develops with a fatherless boy recaptures a sense of family he thought he had lost a long time ago.
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. September's lineup focuses on Asian cinema.
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