The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Summer screenings take place Fridays at 7 p.m. The movies for June offer a Tribute to Liz Taylor.

The film for June 17 is “Suddenly Last Summer.” In Tennessee Williams’ tale of sexual repression set in 1937 New Orleans, rich widow Mrs. Venable (Katharine Hepburn) is distraught over the death of her son  Sebastian during his vacation to Europe, where the two had  traveled together every summer. This time, Sebastian had taken his cousin Catherine (Elizabeth Taylor), who appeared to go mad the day Sebastian died. Dr. Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift) is called in to assess her mental state and, at Mrs. Venable’s urging, perform a lobotomy on Catherine.

The nonrated “Suddenly Last Summer” was filmed in 1959 and runs 113 minutes.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Academy building is handicap accessible by the elevator off the parking lot in back. The Hallway Books bookshop on the first floor before each movie. For more information, call the library at 354- 2453.

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