‘Junior Bonner’ starts Western month

May 31, 2014
Movie legends meet in “Junior Bonner”; from left are Ida Lupino and Steve McQueen.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at the summer time of 7 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. June will offer Westerns.

Opening the month June 6 will be “Junior Bonner,” a PG-rated movie from 1972 that runs 100 minutes. Still recovering after being thrown by a bull named Sunshine, Junior Bonner (Steve McQueen) is on his way to a Frontier Days Celebration when he discovers that his family is in dire straits. Going against doctor's orders, Bonner challenges Sunshine once again so he can help his father's dream of building a ranch in Australia come true. Robert Preston and Ida Lupino also star in this Sam Peckinpah production.

The schedule for the rest of the month offers; June 13, “Red River” (1948, USA); June 20, “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1954, USA); and June 27, “The Shootist” (1976, 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 dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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