The March theme for Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series is Adaptations, represented by exceptional films adapted from other media. All screenings are free and take place at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St.

Next up, on March 9, is “A Beautiful Mind” (2001, USA). Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, it tells the story of John Nash (Russell Crowe), a handsome but anti-social mathematical genius who taught at MIT during the Cold War. On a visit to Princeton, Nash is invited to a Defense Department facility to thwart a Soviet plot by cracking one of their codes. He does so, but at what price?

Paranoia, erratic behavior and institutionalization ensue, and it is the strength of his wife, Alicia (Jennifer Connolly), who stands by Nash to help him regain his mental strength on his way to winning a Nobel Prize. This PG-13-rated film won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Ron Howard).

The Adaptations series continues March 16 with “Blade Runner” (1982, USA/Hong Kong); and March 23, “Capote” (2005, USA/Canada). There is no screening March 30.

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