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Jan. 12, 2012 at 8:26am OCTOBER SKY

This Saturday’s film at the Puyallup Public Library will be OCTOBER SKY (103 minutes, PG). It tells the story of a boy who struggled to escape from his apparent destiny. In his West Virginia town, "growing up" normally meant getting out of school and going to work for the local coal mine. This was his future until one night when he gazed into a star-filled sky and saw a moving object. It was Sputnik, and after that event, the boy's hopes and dreams would never be the same.

OCTOBER SKY tells a true story based on a memoir by NASA's Homer Hickam. The movie is thoroughly believable and intelligent. It will screen at 2:00 pm on January 14th in the library’s South Meeting Room.

Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:28pm HACHI: A DOG'S TALE

This coming Saturday, December 17th, the Puyallup Public Library movie will be HACHI: A DOG'S Tale (Rated: G, 93 minutes).

Starring Richard Gere, HACHI is an Americanized version of a true story, which was made into a blockbuster Japanese motion picture in 1987. The story recounts the relationship between a man and his adopted, faithful canine friend who meets him at the commuter train every day after work. Hachiko is family to Gere and the movie is a warm, loving and sometimes humorous tribute to the rich bond that can develop with our canine family members.

HACHI will screen in the library's South Meeting Room at 2:00 pm. If you are a dog person, you don't want to miss this film. Be prepared to be thoroughly inspired, and perhaps to shed a few tears.