Japanese drama, 'Wonder Woman' and 1942 classic featured at library's film center.

The 1942 classic "Casablanca" is among the movies featured in February at the Jefferson County Library Film Center.

All films are free at the library's Rodriguez Annex, 134 SE E St., Madras, and refreshments are available.

Friday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.: "Sweet Bean" (NR). This is an award-winning, beautifully crafted Japanese drama that shows why people need compassion in society, and the virtues of opening yourselves to others.

In the story, the manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., "Wonder Woman" (PG 13), starring Gale Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright. When a World War II pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., "Casablanca" (PG). Starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, the 1942 classic is said to be one of the most popular films ever made.

In Casablanca, Morocco, in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, and must choose between his love for her, or helping her resistance leader husband escape to continue his fight against the Nazis.

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