Belfast Free Library’s film series Friday Night Flicks will present four films in May that defy easy categorization. The films are free and are shown at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The series will begin May 4 with “The Station Agent” from 2003, directed by Thomas McCarthy. Fin McBride (Peter Dinklage), a lonely young dwarf, moves into an abandoned railroad depot. He expects a life of solitude, but he finds himself increasingly entangled with his neighbors.

On May 11, the series will screen “The Sweet Hereafter” from 1997, directed Atom Egoyan. Ian Holm gives a stunning performance as a lawyer who comes to a small Canadian town that has experienced an unbearable tragedy, hoping to convince the residents to file a class action lawsuit.

On May 19, the series will screen “The Cooler” from 2003, directed by Wayne Kramer. Bernie Lootz is so unlucky, a Las Vegas casino employs him as the title character in “The Cooler.” He is a jinx who makes other people unlucky just by being near him until Bernie falls in love and his luck changes. William H. Macy and Alec Baldwin star.

On May 25, the series will conclude with “To Die For” from 1995, directed by Gus Van Zant. “To Die For” is a dark comedy based on the Pamela Smart case. Nicole Kidman plays an ambitious “weather girl” who seduces a young man and convinces him to murder her husband. “To Die For” was written by Buck Henry and co-stars Matt Dillon and Joaquin Phoenix.

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