Film buffs Karen Gleeson and Paul Sheridan have programmed another month of indie and foreign films for Belfast Free Library’s Friday night film screenings. All films are shown at 7 p.m. in the first-floor Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St.

The screenings are free and open to the public.  For the month of October, the films will touch on the theme of death and dying, as an early bow to National Hospice Month in November.

The first film in the month is a comedy, “Death at a Funeral” (2007, US/Germany/UK/Netherlands), on Oct. 9. Although later remade with an American cast, critics agreed the original is funnier, especially as it was made by the creative energies of Frank Oz. It begins as an ensemble piece showing an upper-middle class British family coming together for the funeral of the patriarch at the family home. What starts as a formal affair quickly shows the cracks in the family's relationships in a comedy of manners and eccentricity as only the Brits can do it.

The remaining films are more serious, human dramas: “Amour” (2012, France/Germany/Austria) on Oct. 23; and “My Life Without Me” “My Life Without Me” (2003, Canada/Spain) on Oct. 30. For information on Friday Night Flix, call the library at 338-3884.

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