The Belfast Free Library continues its Summer Comedy Film Series in August and have added an extra film, “King of Hearts,” to close out the series on Sept. 4. The films will be shown every Sunday evening — except on Monday, Aug. 15 — at 7 p.m. at the library, 106 High St. Admission is free.

In August, the series shifts gears to focus exclusively on British comedies, while “King of Hearts” is a French comedy with American subtitles. The month will kick off with the poignant, yet zany, 1997 British comedy “The Full Monty” on Aug. 7. Six out of work steel workers in Sheffield, England, form a striptease act (a la The Chippendales) to bring in extra money. The only question is, are they willing to go all the way to … The Full Monty? Tom Wilkinson stars in the film, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

In the odd week out, “Life of Brian” (1979) will be screened Monday, Aug. 15. The irreverent Monty Python gang rewrite the Christ Story documents the life of Bryan Cohen, a Jewish child born right next door to Jesus, who subsequently is mistaken for the Messiah. Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman star.

Back to Sundays on Aug. 21, the series offers “Waking Ned Devine” (1998). Residents of an Irish town concoct a crazy scheme to cash in on the lottery after the actual winner dies of a heart attack upon discovering his win. The film stars David Kelly and Susan Lynch.

On Aug. 28, “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988) offers four oddball thieves pull off a daring London jewel heist, then comically trying to double cross each other. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Kevin Kline, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Look in the dictionary under “cult classic” and one will find 1966’s “King of Hearts,” set for Sept. 4. During World War I, a Scottish soldier is dispatched to a French town to defuse a bomb. What he finds instead are escapees from the local insane asylum, who have taken over the town. The film stars Alan Bates and Genevieve Bujold.

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