Hitchcock for March Friday films

Feb 23, 2013
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” famously concludes on a carousel.

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.

March showcases movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Scheduled to be screened are: March 1, “Strangers on a Train" (1951, USA); March 8, “Rear Window” (1954, USA); March 15, “Notorious” (1946, USA); March 22, “North by Northwest” (1959, USA); and March 29, “Rebecca” (1940, USA).

“Strangers on a Train” will open the series; the PG-rated film runs 101 minutes. When Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) meets tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) aboard a train, he confesses he wants his rich father dead, prompting Guy to reveal that he wants to divorce his shrewish wife. Bruno suggests that they "trade" murders in this Alfred Hitchcock tale of dreadful possibilities, one of the acclaimed director’s most diabolical thrillers.

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. If there is any question about the movie being canceled due to weather, call ahead to the library at 354-2453 for updates.

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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