Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly Friday Night Film Series with screenings 6:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicap access is in the rear of the building, off Gleason Street.

September’s lineup features Italian films, starting Sept. 2 with “Bread and Tulips” (2000, Italy/Switzerland). An unhappy housewife (Licia Maglietta), taken for granted  by her philandering, self-centered husband (Antonio Catania), finds "bella fortuna" when accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family. She hitchhikes to Venice and starts to construct a brand-new life for herself in an acclaimed romantic comedy that reminds us it is never too late to bloom. Bruno Ganz co-stars in the film, which runs 116 minutes.

Upcoming this month are: Sept. 9, “Cinema Paradiso” (1988, Italy/France); Sept. 16, “Garden of the Finzi-Continis” (1971, Italy/West Germany); Sept. 23, “Shoeshine” (1946, Italy); and, Sept. 30, “Divorce Italian Style” (1961, Italy).

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. 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