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

Capping the month Sept. 25 will be “The Elephant Man” (1980, USA/UK). Set in Victorian England, “The Elephant Man” tells the true-life story of John Merrick, a severely deformed man, and the London surgeon who rescues him from a life as a mistreated sideshow freak. Anthony Hopkins plays the surgeon who uncovers the intelligence and sensitivity that lies just below Merrick’s hideous facade. The all-star cast includes John Hurt in the title role, as well as Anne Bancroft and John Gielgud. Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, “The Elephant Man” was the first studio feature for director David Lynch, tapped for the job by (uncredited) executive director Mel Brooks.

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.