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MASA Members Attend Free Screening of October Sky (2/6/1999)

On Tuesday evening, January 26, many MASA members braved the icy winter weather and travelled to the Mall of America in Bloomington.  The evening's attraction was a free sneak preview of the movie October Sky, based upon the book Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.  (IMHO) It's a great movie and story - well worth the price of admission.  As is usually the case, the book was given somewhat of a "Hollywood" treatment during its transformation for the silver screen.  For greater information and depth of character, see the movie and then read the book; it's available at your local or online bookseller.

Comments after the movie included "I'd pay to see it again."; "Great movie!"; "A good family movie."

October Sky will go into general release in theaters during February.  For more information, check out the official web site, http://www.octobersky.com
(Alan Estenson)

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