On Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m., the Saltwater Film Society will show the 1995 comedy film “Living in Oblivion,” directed by Tom DiCillo and featuring Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney and Peter Dinklage.

“Living in Oblivion” is a meta-comedy, a film that is both critical of and a love letter to the process of independent filmmaking. It is divided into three parts. Part I chronicles a disastrous shoot, wherein mishaps abound and the camera crew fails to capture even the salvageable footage. Part II follows a spat between actors sleeping together; on- and off-screen tension escalates towards violence. Finally, Part III depicts a botched dream sequence, complete with dwarf and smoke machine.

Hosted by the Thomaston Public Library, the film will be shown in Room 200 of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. For more information about the Saltwater Film Society, visit saltwaterfilmsociety.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.