The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library continues its series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The weekly films are hosted by movie maven Erika Pfander.

The Friday night movies for August will showcase 1950s film icons Marlon Brando and James Dean. The first in the series will be “A Streetcar Named Desire” Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) travels to New Orleans, seeking solace in her sister Stella (Kim Hunter). Instead, she goes toe-to-toe with Stella’s brute of a husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando). Leigh, Hunter and Karl Malden all took home Oscars for their work in this sizzling adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic rumination on carnal attraction and faded gentility.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” is 125 minutes long and was filmed in 1951. It is rated PG.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the Hallway Books bookshop will be open in the hallway of the first floor. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All screenings begin 6:30 p.m.

The building is handicapped accessible via the elevator off the parking lot. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.