On Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will screen the 1983 Disney screen adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

Bradbury adapted his own novel for the Hugo Award-winning film. Director Jack Clayton beautifully renders this of the turn-of-the-century story about a mysterious carnival that literally blows into a small town to prey upon the vanities, delusions and regrets of the townspeople by granting their secret desires at the expense of their souls. Jonathan Pryce plays the demonic carnival leader Mr. Dark, and Jason Robards stars as the town librarian who becomes Dark’s unlikely nemesis.

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” works on the level of entertainment and also on the level of myth and fable. This is an autumnal fantasy story of darkness and light, filtered through the memory of a man remembering his childhood in mythic terms.

This Halloween week screening of “Something Wicked This Way Comes” is for adults and for children age 12 or older. Admission is free. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310.

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