Dissecting the ‘Glory’ of war

Jun 17, 2017
Kirk Douglas stars in Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory”

Thomaston — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents the Friday Night Film Series, screening movies every week at 7 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building.

In June, the theme is 100 Years Ago: WWI. The month continues Friday, June 23, with  “Paths of Glory” (1957, USA), a compelling masterpiece from director/writer Stanley Kubrick. The film is a blistering indictment of military politics and an unforgettable movie experience. One of the greatest anti-war films ever made, “Paths of Glory” stars Kirk Douglas and Adolph Menjou, run s88 minutes and is rated G.

The month concludes June 30 with two episodes of the six-part British documentary “The Last Voices of the Great War” (2008, UK). 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.

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