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`Singing in the Rain' part of January film lineup

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The Jefferson County Library Film Center at 134 S.E. E St., Madras, will show an American classic musical and an Academy Award-winning foreign film in January.
   All films are free, and refreshments are available at the showings.
   Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., "Singing in the Rain," (NR). This is the 60th anniversary year for this film, staring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
   Set in 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love.
   Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina -- well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice.
   Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire," or will she get the break she deserves?
   Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., "Notorious," (NR). In this 1946 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, a woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
   Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., "A Separation," (PG-13). This film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012. A married couple are faced with a difficult decision -- to improve the life of their child by moving to another country, or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.