Science Fiction Films of the '70s

We'll continue our exploration of classic science fiction movies with Hollywood Science Fiction Films of the '70s on Monday nights, January 13 and 27 and February 3 and 10, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

Here's the schedule:

January 13: "Colossus: The Forbin Project" (1970) Eric Braeden, Susan Clark. Things turn out badly when a super computer is placed in charge of the nation’s defense. This rarely viewed film is a dystopian classic.
January 27: "The Andromeda Strain" (1971)  Arthur Hill, James Olsen. Robert Wise directed this exciting version of Michael Crichton’s best seller about an alien life form threatening humanity.
February 3: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon. Steven Spielberg’s classic changed the face of science fiction films forever. We’ll watch the original 1977 version.
February 10: "Alien" (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt. Humans discover a terrifying alien species in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/ horror masterpiece. We’ll watch Scott’s director cut version.

Admission is free.