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 June 14 film is "Loves of a Blonde," a 1965 movie that runs 85 minutes. Inexperienced young factory worker Andula (Hana Brejchova) falls for visiting pianist Milda (Vladimir Pucholt) after they spend one night together. Longing for Milda after he has gone away, Andula decides to track him down in Prague. The touching drama, which garnered international recognition for director Milos Forman and the Czech New Wave movement, received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Upcoming in the June series are: 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.

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