Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for May’s films is More Great Dames.

The May 17 film is "All About Eve," a 139-minute film from 1951. Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic "All About Eve" won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders). It also stars Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe and additional great dames Celeste Holm and Marilyn Monroe.

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications editorial assistant Holly Vanorse Spicer can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at hvanorse@courierpublicationsllc.com.