1969 classic `2001 A Space Odyssey' slated


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Begin the new year by enjoying the classic science fiction film "2001 Space Odyssey" at the Jefferson County Library Community Film Center.
   All films are free and shown at the Rodriguez Annex at 134 S.E. E St., Madras.
   The January lineup includes:
   Jan. 7, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: "2001 Space Odyssey." In this 1969 space classic, scientists discover a black monolith on the moon's surface, then send a team of astronauts and a talkative, emotional computer named Hal towards Jupiter on the space ship Discovery, to investigate a radio transmission. In the process, they receive glimpses of the origin of life.
   Jan. 8, Saturday, 2 p.m.: children's matinee "The Brave Little Toaster." When a young boy and his family go on a holiday, their household appliances, led by the toaster, think they've been abandoned. They decide, rather than be left alone in the house for who knows how long, to try to find their family. So begins a dangerous and amusing venture through the city and countryside.
   Jan. 21, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: "Goodbye Lenin." "Goodbye Lenin" chronicles the life of an East Berlin family in the days just before and just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Socialism had become a dead force in the lives of many, except for those who used it to salve the pain of lost loves and missed opportunities.
   Mother Katrin Sass suffers a heart attack during a demonstration and goes into a coma for eight months. During that time, the Berlin Wall falls and East Germany begins its transformation from dull, gray socialism to loud, rainbow-hued capitalism.
   Fearing another and fatal attack, children Alex (Daniel Bruhl) and Ariane (Maria Simon) with the help of a video wiz friend concoct a plan to convince their mother that her beloved socialist republic still lives.
   Jan. 28, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: "The Terminal." An Eastern European visitor (Tom Hanks) becomes a resident of a New York airport terminal when a war breaks out and erases his country from the map, voiding his passport.
   Not allowed to enter the U.S., and stranded for months in the airport terminal, he survives on his wiles, makes friends with the quirky airport staff and falls in love with a flight attendant (Catherine Zeta-Jones).