'Seven Days in May' opens October
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 Oct. 5 film is "Seven Days in May", a 118-minute film from 1964. Military aide Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas) stumbles across a plot by his boss (Burt Lancaster) to overthrow the U.S. president (Fredric March), who has just negotiated a controversial peace treaty. Casey's dilemma: Follow orders and remain silent; or betray his boss. Director John Frankenheimer demonstrates the same mastery that made "The Manchurian Candidate" a classic, and Lancaster gives an effective performance in an unsympathetic role.
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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