Summer Potpourri has been 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 conclude their 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, Aug. 28 with “Bright Leaves” (2003, USA/UK).

Documentarian Ross McElwee has made a few previous films about the south and his personal experiences dealing with his family and his Southern heritage. In “Bright Leaves,” he explores his family's current life and roots in North Carolina, including the impact of cigarettes to his state; his family's history even includes a great-grandfather who first marketed mass-produced cigarettes. McElwee includes clips from the 1950 movie “Bright Leaf,” based on this ancestor … who is portrayed by Gary Cooper.

For further information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

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