Spencer and Tracy Month in film series

Jul 01, 2014
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star and spar in “Adam’s Rib.”

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.

The July movies celebrate the cinematic collaborations of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Having taken a holiday July 4, the lineup will begin July 11 with “Adam’s Rib,” a 1949 film that runs 101 minutes.

Playing roles written for them by friends Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, Tracy and Hepburn make “Adam’s Rib” one of their all time greats — and the one film most responsible for establishing their reputation as the strongest, tightest, most brilliant and long-lasting couple on screen. The George Cukor–directed courtroom battle-of-the-sexes, a true comedy classic, also stars Judy Holliday in her first role, and she is hilarious.

Still to come are: July 18, “Pat and Mike” (1952, USA); and, July 25, “Desk Set” (1952, 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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