Summer Potpourri is the theme for August in the Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series. All the movies are free and screened at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St. Admission is free.

Film buffs Karen Gleeson and Paul Sheridan have programmed a month of indie, foreign and documentary films, a mix of some warm-weather favorites to be showcased on the library’s brand-new A/V equipment.

On Aug. 14, “Fire” (1996, Canada, India) will bring to the Belfast audience a powerful film from India (with subtitles when characters are speaking Hindi) about ordinary people living in a society of arranged marriages. Within the various relationships, there develops a touching love story of two of the young wives who must cope with their husbands' distance. This film caused controversy when it was shown in India, but audiences there (and in the United States) clamored to see it in spite of its strong message. Filmmaker Deepa Mehta went on to make “Earth” and “Water” for an informal trilogy on feminist themes.

Upcoming in the series are: Aug. 21, “Iron Sky” (2012, Finland, Germany, Australia); and Aug. 28, “Bright Leaves” (2003, USA/UK). For further information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

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