'Amarcord' caps month's movies

Nov 24, 2012
The village tobacconist (Maria Antonietta Beluzzi) famously has more to offer than cigarettes in Federico Fellini’s “Amarcord.”

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The theme for November’s movies is French and Italian comedy.

The Nov. 30 film is "Amarcord," a 123-minute R-rated film from 1974. Awarded both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, acclaimed Italian director Frederico Fellini's "Amarcord" is a rich visual film about Rimini, a traditional seaside village, during the uncertainty of Mussolini's fascist rule. Fellini drew from personal experience to bring the small town and all its colorful characters to life in this ode to the past that recalls the tender and silly diversions of a small Italian town in the 1930s.

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications editorial assistant Holly Vanorse Spicer can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at hvanorse@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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