Redemption is the theme for May in Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series. All the movies are free, and take place 7 p.m. Fridays in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The month’s final selection May 29 is the Best Picture Oscar winner “Million Dollar Baby” (2004, USA). Arguably one of the greatest love stories ever put on film tells the tale of the paternal love between an old, washed-up trainer and a soulful “trailer trash, girl boxer.” Boxing is merely the catalyst for each to fill an aching void in the other’s life, but this movie’s real heart lies in its unforeseen, gut-wrenching ending. Hillary Swank, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood all won Best Acting Oscars.

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