Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 7 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. August’s theme is French Gems.

Loosely based on real events and helmed by French new wave director Eric Rohmer, 2004’s “Triple Agent” opens the month Aug. 2; the nonrated film runs 115 minutes. The nuanced drama tinged with Hitchcockian overtones is set in 1930s Paris amid political turmoil on all fronts. When exiled czarist general Fiodor (Serge Renko) becomes increasingly secretive, his dismayed wife Arsinoé (Katerina Didaskalu) suspects him of infidelity but later discovers that her inscrutable spouse is a spy.

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