May-December romance on library screens

Feb 22, 2014
Ann (Liv Ullmann) and Peter (Edward Albert) find their vacation fling follows them home in the romantic comedy “40 Carats.”

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.

February’s theme is The Affair of Love. The series will conclude Feb. 28 with “40 Carats,” a PG-rated movie from 1973 that runs 110 minutes. A night of passion during a Greek vacation blossoms into a May-December romance. When 22-year-old lothario Peter Latham (Edward Albert) turns up months later in New York City, his middle-aged paramour, Ann Stanley (Liv Ullmann, whose performance netted a Golden Globe nod), must decide whether to listen to her head or follow her heart. The supporting cast includes Deborah Raffin and Gene Kelly (as Ann's ex-husband).

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.

The theme for March is documentary Films Seeking Truth: March 7, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” (2006, USA); March 14, “Hot Coffee” (2011, USA); March 21, “Why We Fight” (2005, USA/France/UK, Canada/ Denmark); and March 28, “America Betrayed” (2008, USA).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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