Film on Iceland, Vikings
- Madras Pioneer - News
Jefferson County Library Community Film Center has a movie and a Community Read film slated in June.
All films are free and refreshments available. The film center is located at Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras.
Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., "127 Hours" (R). This movie, starring James Franco, centers on Aron Ralston, an American climber whose arm got trapped under a boulder while hiking in Utah, and who, after waiting five days, decided the only chance he had for survival was to amputate his own arm.
Friday, June 17. No film.
Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. (note earlier time), "Letters Home From Iceland" (NR).
The Jefferson County Community Read events have been rescheduled for June 24 and 25. The travelogue, "Letters Home From Iceland" is a companion piece to the Community Read book, "The Tricking of Freya," by Christina Sunley.
In this novel, a young woman (Freya) is obsessed with a family secret and is drawn back to the magical landscape, language, and history of Iceland.
The travelogue shows this magical landscape of fire and ice and introduces viewers to the fiercely independent Icelandic people who are the direct descendants of 10th century Norse Vikings.
The author of The Tricking of Freya will be present at the film and will lead a discussion afterwards.
Coming soon, "Screen on the Green," Aug. 19, an outdoor film event at Sahalee Park in Madras.
This will be the only Community Film Center Film for July and August. The regular monthly film series will resume in September.