Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 7 p.m., new summer start time, in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for June’s films is Eastern European Cinema.

The month kicks off June 7 with “The Return,” a 2003 movie from Russia that runs 106 minutes. The sudden reappearance of a man who left his family 12 years earlier stirs up a torrent of mixed emotions. His sons only know him from photographs and desperately need to believe he is indeed their father, and they go with him for a week-long fishing trip. Disturbing, tender and transcendent, “The Return” evokes the watershed films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Roman Polanski.

Upcoming in the June series are: June 14, “Loves of a Blonde” (1965, Czechoslovakia); June 21, “Ballad of a Soldier” (1959, Soviet Union); and June 28, “Kolya” (1996, Czech Republic/UK/France). 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’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or