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 Friday night movies for September are films about food. The next film in this Five Course Meal series will be “Mostly Martha” Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

German director Sandra Nettelbeck whips up this tragicomic tale about an uptight professional chef named Martha (Martina Gedeck) who finds her world turned upside down when she takes in her newly orphaned niece and tries her hand at parenting. Martha’s obsession with precision gourmet cooking extends to discussing recipes with her bewildered therapist (August Zirner) and verbally attacking anyone who attempts to send her food back.

“Mostly Martha” is 106 minutes long, was filmed in 2002 and is rated PG. Upcoming this month are “Ratatouille” Sept. 23 and “Chocolat” Sept. 30. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 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 email to