The final movie in the Spring 2015 First Thursday Film Series will be screened at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Dr. Jack Rhodes will introduce the 1964 John Frankenheimer film, “The train,” starring Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield.
“The Train,” according to Rhodes, is a fast-paced World War II adventure about the efforts of the French Resistance to thwart the Nazis from moving a trainload of renowned art treasures out of Paris and across the German border.
Lancaster plays the leader of the Resistance forces attempting to save the priceless cargo, while Oscar-winning actor Scofield portrays the German officer in charge of the train. Also in the international cast are Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon.
All filming, Rhodes notes, was done on location using authentic railroad equipment. No models were used for the many railroad sequences.
This particular film has been selected as the May entry in the First Thursday series in order to honor veterans during the month of Memorial Day.
Free popcorn, sodas and theater treats will be served.