The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series screens free movies Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building.

The theme for May’s Friday Night Films is Political Machinations, continuing May 12 with “Sneakers” (1992, USA), a PG-rated thriller than runs 126 minutes. Computer expert Martin Bishop (Robert Redford) heads a team of renegade hackers including a former CIA employee (Sidney Poitier), a gadgets wizard (Dan Aykroyd), a young genius (River Phoenix) and a blind soundman (David Strathairn).

Bishop's past comes back to haunt him when government agents blackmail the "sneakers" into carrying out a covert operation to track down an elusive black box. Bishop's team retrieves the box and make a stunning discovery — the device can break into any computer system in the world.

Films still to come are: May 19, “Seven Days in May” (1964, USA); and May 26, “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962, USA). Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments are 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 dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.