Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present a screening of the film “TiMER” Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. The 2009 film is directed by Jac Schaeffer and runs 99 minutes.

Winner of awards at three international film festivals and designated a Critics Pick by the New York Times, “TiMER” is an original and thought-provoking film about living at the crossroads of technology and love. In a world where technology is taking up more and more of our lives, what if you could have a device implanted in your wrist that would tell you how long it will be until you meet your soul mate? Would you get one? And if so, what would it mean for you?

Set in an alternate version of present day Los Angeles, a revolutionary device called the TiMER fulfills this very fantasy. For a reasonable installation fee and a moderate monthly charge, a TiMER is implanted in the wrist and promises to accurately display the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until the owner’s date with destiny.

However, circumstances are not so easy for Oona O’Leary (Emma Caulfield of TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). Oona faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER; her soul mate — whoever and wherever he is — has not had a TiMER implanted yet. While her family and friends move through life with predetermined romantic fates, Oona searches for her perfect match via the process of elimination, tentatively dating TiMER-less men but never getting emotionally invested.

“TiMER” has elements of science fiction and romantic comedy, although it really does not fit neatly into any pre-made category. The fine cast also includes Michelle Borth (“The Forgotten”), John Patrick Amedori (“Gossip Girl”), Desmond Harrington (“Dexter”) and JoBeth Williams.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310. This is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.

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