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Baseball movie '42' at film center

The Jefferson County Library Film Center will start off October with the baseball movie “42,” about Jackie Robinson’s ordeal to become the first black Major League player.

All films are free and are shown at the library’s Rodriguez Annex, at134 S.E. E St., Madras.

Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., “42” (The Jackie Robinson Story) (PG 13). This film tells the story of Jackie Robinson (jersey No. 42) and, under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey, Robinson's signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American player to break the baseball color barrier. The story focuses mostly on the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers' season.

Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., “A Patch of Blue,” (NR).  In this 1965 movie starring Sidney Poitier, a blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.

Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., "Butterfly,” (La Lengua de las Mariposas) (R). For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, has a wonderful teacher, makes a friend in Roque, begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia.

But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican, as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.



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