‘The Migrants’ in Friday Night Films series

Jun 09, 2018
“The Migrants” is a film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ story about the plight of migrant farm workers.

Thomaston — The Salt of the Earth is the theme for June’s Friday Night Films, hosted by Friends of the Thomaston Public Library. All screenings start at 7 p.m. in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicap access are in the rear.

The series continues June 15 with “The Migrants” (1974, USA-TV). Cloris Leachman, Sissy Spacek and Ron Howard star in this story of a simple family, a family whose only “crime” was to be born poor. They work hard, love each other and hope their hard work will produce a better life for them. In the eyes of the son, the hope that allows a man to rise beyond his circumstances finds itself trapped inside a fading American dream.

The nonrated made-for-TV movie runs 90 minutes. Still to come in the series are: June 22, “Salt of the Earth” (1954, USA); and June 29, “Matewan” (1987, USA). Admission is free.

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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