'Shadow Magic' on library screen
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. 14 film is "Shadow Magic," a 116-minute film from 2001 that is rated PG. Inspired by the life of Liu Jing Lun, "Shadow Magic" is an enchanting drama that depicts the wondrous influence of movies in Peking, China, at the turn of the 20th century. While conservatives frown upon the Western invention, the images are a marvel to peasants and royalty alike. The hand-cranked projector casts images that all at once threaten and amaze the Chinese audience, many of whom have a difficult time reconciling technology and tradition.
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.
Courier Publications editorial assistant Holly Vanorse Spicer can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at email@example.com.