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.

Up next is “Cinema Paradiso” (1988, Italy/France), screening Friday, Sept. 9. This story of a lifelong love affair with the movies tells of a young boy in a small Italian village, where the only pastime is a visit to the town’s movie “palace.” Phillipe Noiret plays the projectionist who becomes a mentor for the small boy. “Cinema Paradiso” was the 1989 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

The R-rated movie runs 121 minutes. Still to come this month are: 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