"Teachers" is the theme for June in Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series. This month’s hosts Karen Gleeson and Paul Sheridan have both been teachers, so they know the importance of education in the lives of young people.

In honor of graduation month, June's films will be stories of outstanding educators helping young people to expand their worlds, as well as showing the toll that teaching can take on the teachers themselves. All the movies are free and screen at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The month begins June 1st with “To Be and To Have” (2002, France). This is a documentary that showcases Georges Lopez, a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in the Auvergne region of rural France. His students range from age 4 to 12; against a landscape of mountains and farmland, from snow, rain and sun, the children gather in Lopez's warm and colorful classroom to read, write dictation, cook and sort things out before they have to “graduate” to their next school. The film also shows these young people are growing up in their rural homes. The nonrated film runs 104 minutes and is screened in French, with subtitles.

Upcoming in the Teachers series are: June 8, “Words and Pictures” (2013, USA/Canada/Australia); and June 22, “The Class” (2008, France). There are no screenings June 15 and 29.

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