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Huntsville Library shows science fiction of the 1970s

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library begins a series of 1970s science fiction films on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 6 pm. All screenings in this series take place at the main library and are free to the public.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will show "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" as part of its series of 1970s science fiction films.
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will show "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" as part of its series of 1970s science fiction films.Blu-ray cover from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The first film in the series is "Colossus: The Forbin Project" (1970), starring Eric Braeden and Susan Clark.

On January 27, the library will show "The Andromeda Strain" (1971), directed by Robert Wise and adapted from the novel by Michael Crichton.

On February 3, fans of Steven Spielberg can see "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), starring Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Dillon. You can learn more about Spielberg's career as a director by watching the video at the top of this article.

The final film of the series is the original "Alien" (1977), which will be shown on February 10. Sigourney Weaver stars in Ridley Scott's iconic story.

Visit the library's official website for more information about this and other upcoming events. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is located at 915 Monroe Street near downtown Huntsville.

Jennifer Garlen writes as the Huntsville and National Classic Movies Examiner. Her book, "Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching," is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.