The lessons of music

Jul 15, 2017
Gérard Jugnot stars in the Oscar-nominated “The Chorus.”

Thomaston — Music is Ageless this month in the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series, which screen 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.

For July 21, “The Chorus” (2004, France/Switzerland/Germany) offers an inspirational story in the rich tradition of “Music Of The Heart” and “Mr. Holland's Opus.” When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clément Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to  spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy — putting him at odds with the school's overbearing headmaster. “The Chorus” is rated PG-13 and runs 99 minutes.

The month concludes July 28 with “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells” (2000, USA/UK-TV). 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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