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 November are films by silent filmmakers Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. The final film for this month will be Keaton’s “The General” Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle (Marion Mack), Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with his cherished locomotive in this classic silent action-comedy. When Northern spies steal his train, the intrepid Confederate takes on the entire Union army to get it back. Keaton’s extremely physical performance features a series of acrobatic stunts performed on real moving trains, and a stunning bridge collapse late in the film is considered the most expensive movie stunt of the silent film era.

“The General” was filmed in 1926 and runs 103 minutes.

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