Film series fetes Poetry Month

Mar 29, 2014
Robin William, center, stars in “Dead Poets Society.”

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. April is Poetry Month.

The month will kick off with “Dead Poets Society,” a PG-rated film from 1989 that runs 129 minutes. Oscar nominee Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher who inspires students through poetry to “Seize the day, lads! Make your lives extraordinary.” His challenge is eagerly met by his students, changing their lives forever. When the school fires him, because of his unorthodox and radical manner of teaching, his devastated students rally behind him.

Upcoming this month are: April 11, “Belle of Amherst” (1976, USA-TV); April 18, “Behind the Lines” (1997, UK/Canada); and April 25, “Songcatcher” (2000, USA).

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. 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

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