The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series for July has the theme of Vive La France! The free weekly movie screenings take place Fridays at 7 p.m. in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The series continues July 8 with “The Well-Digger’s Daughter” (2011, France), which runs 104 minutes. This heartwarming, family drama is the kind of film “they don’t make anymore,” adapted from a beloved film and novel by Marcel Pagnol. In his directorial debut, famed actor Daniel Auteuil portrays the title role in a grand romantic, light comedy with superb performances — a love story of surprising joy.

Upcoming are: July 15, “The Artist and the Model” (2012, Spain/France); July 22, “Triple Agent” (2004, France/Italy/Spain/Greece/Russia); and July 29, “My Best Friend” (2006, 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