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Oscar nominated film part of April lineup

An Oscar-nominated movie is among the offerings at the Jefferson County Library Film Center in April.

The films are shown for free and begin at 7:30 p.m., at the library’s Rodriguez Annex at 134 S.E. E St., Madras. Friday, April 11: “The Butler” (PG 13), with Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker.

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, major events including the civil rights movement and Vietnam affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Friday, April 18: “Blue Jasmine” (PG 13). This film by Woody Allen features Cate Blanchet, who won an Oscar for Best Actress, and Alec Baldwin.

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to a wealthy businessman, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally fragile and lacks any practical ability to support herself. Jasmine's flaw is that she derives her worth from the way she's perceived by others, while she herself is blind to what is going on around her.

Friday, April 25: “Searching for Sugar Man” (PG 13).

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their musical hero, the mysterious American 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez, known as “Sugar Man.” While his music became legendary in South Africa, and helped inspire people to speak out against apartheid, they find he is virtually unknown in his own country, and is unaware of his overseas fame.



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