Archive for June 2012
The Murphy Library is showing the Israeli movie, Vasermil, this Thursday, June 28 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Three teens see soccer as their ticket to success, that is, if they can learn teamwork. 90 minutes. In Amharic, Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles.
Director Mushon Salmona won the New Directors Award for his film at the San Francisco Film Fesival.
In an interview with Film Movement, he notes that he “needed a way of telling the story that would plant it deep within the reality it was trying to represent. This dictated the overall style of the film from the first moment of pre-production. Read the rest of this entry »
“Nothing is as it seems,” the young boy with the big glasses says. Valentin is eight years old and lives in 1960’s Buenos Aires, Argentina with his grandmother.
His parents have split, he rarely sees his dad, and he never sees his mom. What’s a boy to do but study on his own to become an astronaut and fly to the moon.
This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing, Valentin, a movie that will tug at your heart making you laugh – and cry. Teens who have been studying Spanish, and any adult will fall in love with this kid who needs to take matters into his own hands. It is a movie you will want to see again – I plan to.
Argentinean director Alejandro Agresti also wrote the screenplay – from his childhood memories. The film is in Spanish with subtitles in English. Running time is 86 minutes and it is rated PG-13. Call 837-2417 for details
I first saw this film several years ago at the Latin American Film Festival at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. I was involved with the festival for the 25 years it was in existence. It introduced me to countless filmmakers – some of them who made the trip to Atlanta to introduce their film.
Many of these directors make their way to Hollywood — among them the director of Valentin, Alejandro Agresti who recently directed The Lakehouse. Want to know what he looks like? Just watch Valentin — Agresti plays Valentin’s father.
The Nantahala Regional Library System is hosting a photo exhibit about the Civil War in North Carolina titled “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit.”
The exhibit will be at the Murphy Library this week, June 16-22 .
According to press releases, the exhibit “commemorates North Carolina’s role in the Civil War, a defining period in United States history.”
Posted June 16, 2012on:
Many thanks to former board member of Friends of Murphy Library, Peg Russell, for this update on something close to her heart, the Friends’ Writers Workshop.
Last month members of Friends of Murphy Library Writers Workshop won 3 out of the 4 Gold Medals and 3 out of the 4 Silver Medals in the 2012 Senior Games/SilverArts in Cherokee County. The competition includes four categories in Literary Arts: poetry, short story, life experience, and essay.
Over the past years Writers Workshop members have won the only two (so far!) Cherokee County medals at the state level, the North Carolina State Literary Arts medals : in 2008 the late Richard Argo won Silver for poetry, and in 2011 Ziggy Haus won Silver for writing his life experience story.
Writers Workshop meets the second Monday of the month at 2PM at the Murphy Library. Jerry Hobbs leads the critique group, which welcomes newcomers. Writers bring five or six copies of up to five pages, double spaced, to be discussed by the group.
Friends of Murphy Library’s fundraising Dinner at Doyle’s is this Thursday, June 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are now available for purchase at the Murphy Library. Easy listening singer songwriter Judith Beyer will be serenading us.
The chefs are cooking up a “Pasta Buffet” with Chicken Picatta, (tender breast of chicken sautéed in butter lemon caper sauce), grilled vegetables, linguini with marinara sauce and garlic bread. Yum!
Posted June 10, 2012on:
Each year, the SilverArts portion of the Senior Games, have the judges choose a Best of Show. Also this year for the first time, a People’s Choice Best of Show was chosen. Rae Forester, Murphy, was chosen by the judges for her watercolor of “Work Horses”.
Posted June 4, 2012on:
Friends of the Murphy Library have planned a special night out on Thursday, June 14. The Friends are holding a fundraising dinner at Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant in Murphy. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted June 4, 2012on:
This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Hugo, Martin Scorcese’s masterpiece. We had previously scheduled it for May 31 but the Scholastic Book Fair took over our favorite movie spot with their wonderful books. This is a film for book lovers and movie lovers and for those of us who like to solve puzzles and make things work. Read the rest of this entry »