The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library hosts a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The Friday night movies are screened at 7 p.m. For August, the theme is Courtroom Drama.

The month’s series will conclude Aug. 26 with “12 Angry Men.” Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden, Lee J. Cobb and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case. Sidney Lumet (“Network”) made his directorial debut with this Oscar-nominated drama that illuminates all the petty impediments on the path to justice.

“12 Angry Men” was filmed in 1957, is nonrated and runs 96 minutes. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Academy building is handicap accessible by the elevator off the rear parking lot. The Hallway Books bookshop will be open on the first floor before the movie. For more information, call 354-2453.

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