The Twilight of Black and White is the September theme for Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series. The month features four memorable movies from the tail end of the black and white era of filmmaking. All the screenings are free and take place at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St.

Leading off on Sept. 4 is “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1964, USA). The recent publication of Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” has rekindled an interest in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In the film version, Gregory Peck plays Atticus Finch, a Southern lawyer asked to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. In 2003, The American Film Institute chose Atticus Finch as the No. 1 Hero and the movie as the No. 1 Courtroom Drama in 100 years of American cinema. It only gets better with age, which is why we keep coming back.

Upcoming this month are: Sept. 11, “The Hustler” (1961, USA); Sept. 18, “The Last Picture Show” (1971, USA); and Sept. 25, “The Elephant Man” (1980, USA). 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.