Archive for the ‘Film Movment films’ Category
Posted May 19, 2013on:
If you love photography, whether it’s your own and perhaps those Appalachian photographs by Doris Ulmann, then you may want to take off an hour or two and watch the next movie at the Murphy Library.
On Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Found Memories, a Film Movement selection from Brazil. A young woman photographer discovers an old village in Brazil and records the beauty she finds in the people like elderly Madalena, in the stone buildings, and in life itself. She also learns to make bread. Portuguese with subtitles in English. 98 minutes. Not rated.
The small village of Jotuomba is mostly elderly — the young have left to find work. But Antonio is still working at his bar and his friend Madalena gets up early and makes bread for the bar.
The film shows Madalena bringing the bread to the bar and arguing with Antonio about where to store it.
Then, a few scenes later, again Madalena brings bread to the bar and argues with Antonio about where to store it. At first you think something has gone wrong with the DVD player, but no. That is just how every day occurs in Jotuomba.
Then the young woman Rita arrives and with her camera she sees things differently. In fact, she sees the art in everyone – even in those who lie peacefully in the old cemetery.
Posted April 22, 2013on:
French filmmaker Jennifer Devolére felt inspired by Larry David in Curb your Enthusiasm to create her film’s character, Eli – a gruff, tactless guy. This week the Murphy Library is showing Devolére’s comedy/romance The Day I Saw Your Heart, a 2011 French film distributed by Film Movement. The film will be screened Thursday at 6 p.m., in French with subtitles in English. Running time is 98 minutes and the film would not be suitable for children.
Eli is in his third marriage, to a much younger woman. One day he announces to his grown daughters that his wife is pregnant. He’s almost 60 The married daughter, Dom, has been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, and now plans to adopt. The beautiful Justine, his youngest, barely keeps a boyfriend for longer than three days, and then Eli tries to make friends with her ex-boyfriends. As you can see, this family is complicated.
Then there is the love of art. Justine wants to be an artist but needs to earn a living. Her solution? Work in a radiology lab and make art out of x-rays.
Quietly moving coming-of-age movie from Italy at Murphy Library Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Posted March 25, 2013on:
Thirteen-year-old Marta has returned to Italy with her mother and sisters after ten years away in Switzerland. It is one thing to be back with family, but another when she feels like a stranger as she walks the streets of the town where she was born.
The Murphy Library is showing Corpo Celeste, Film Movement’s quietly moving coming-of-age story filmed in Calabria, Italy, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Italian with subtitles in English. Running time is 100 minutes. The film is not rated but may be appropriate for upper high school levels.
Marta is enrolled in a class at the local Catholic church to study for her confirmation, and in hopes she will make some friends. Instead, she finds herself with many questions and no one to answer them….yet.
Call the library at 837-2417.
The year is 1982. Ellie, a 12 year-old Jewish girl from Israel has just immigrated with her family to Connecticut. She is homesick and lonely. The one bright spot is her mail (not e-mail) correspondence with her best friend back in Israel.
The Murphy Library is showing Foreign Letters, a coming-of-age story about the intersection of old friends and new ones from Film Movement this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 100 minutes and the film is shown in English, Hebrew and Vietnamese with English subtitles. The film is not rated but would be appropriate for middle school students and up.
Life at school is not easy for Ellie. She is shunned by the other students and struggles with her new language. Then she befriends a fellow immigrant, Thuy, a quiet Vietnamese girl intently studying for the SATs — in 6th grade no less. Call 837-2417 for details.
Japanese comedy Hospitalité, comes with a conscience this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Murphy Library
Posted January 21, 2013on:
Mikio Kobayashi owns a printing company in Tokyo, and lives above the business. The benefits of such an arrangement include “zero” commute time and visits at work from his daughter. The worst that had happened is the recent disappearance of his daughter’s pet parrot.
The worst, that is, until the son of an old business friend shows up, offers to help and moves in. Did he mention his girlfriend would be staying with him? Following that surprise, a group of his foreign friends drop by to run the printing presses. They move in too. Parties, music, and general mayhem ensue. Are things crazy enough? Not yet. The neighborhood watch is suspicious about those friends.
This Thursday, the Murphy Library is showing Hospitalité, Film Movement’s comedy with a conscience from Japanese filmmaker, Koji Fukuda. Running time is 95 minutes and the film is not appropriate for children. Screenings are at 4 pm. and 6 p.m. in Japanese with subtitles in English. To see the trailer, go to www.friendsofmurphylibrary.wordpress.com or call 837-2417.
Posted December 22, 2012on:
Fate gives us the next library movie.
Spanish screenplay writer and director, Fernando León de Aranoa originally wanted to study Fine Arts in college. Instead, due to a clerical error, he ended up in Film & Communication Studies. That mistake started him on a successful writing and filmmaking career and we are the better for it.
Barcelona, Spain is the location for his recent film Amador, the next Film Movement selection at the Murphy Library. Marcela, a young immigrant woman from Latin American finds a summer job taking care of an elderly man named Amador. They slowly hit it off and she adds friendship to her caretaker role. But nothing is forever or is it?
The Murphy Library is showing Amador in its original Spanish with subtitles in English this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 112 minutes and it is not rated but would not be suitable for children.
Director León de Aranoa writes that he wanted the film to have “a deliberate elegance and serenity” in the music, photography and framing of each scene. It has this and great acting as well. Call 837-2417 for details.
Want to see the trailer? Go to
Dress warm for the next Murphy Public Library film on Thursday, November 29! Brrrrr…. even though it is a looking for love movie, trust me, put on your overcoat.
Posted November 20, 2012on:
Chilly? You will be after watching Prairie Love, from Film Movement at Murphy Public Library. A lonely traveler on a wintry North Dakota prairie helps a man on the road, and later plots to steal his identity and his girlfriend. 80 minutes. Not suitable for children. Screenings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
To see the trailer, go to www.prairielove.com .
Posted October 22, 2012on:
During WWII in Nazi-occupied Paris, Jewish men, women and children were hunted down and arrested. Then, the Resistance began and helped many survive. Among those groups that helped the Resistance, one is unexpected — the Muslims of the Paris Mosque. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted September 24, 2012on:
The Murphy Library is showing Seven Minutes in Heaven, a 2009 Israeli film from Film Movement. A young woman from Jerusalem and her boyfriend board a local bus – then it explodes. The young woman has no memory of that day until she receives a package in the mail with a necklace. Screenings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. In Hebrew with subtitles in English. Read the rest of this entry »
Library is showing Film Movement’s Norwegian import, King of Devil’s Island, this Thursday, August 23 at 4 pm. and 6 p.m.
Posted August 19, 2012on:
This coming Thursday, August 23, the Murphy Library is showing King of Devil’s Island, a Norwegian film from Film Movement at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. A young man is sent to an infamous boys’ island reformatory. In Norwegian w/ English subtitles. Not for young children. 115 min.
“Haunting! Skarsgård is excellent as always and moody atmospherics enhance the conventional structure.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
“Excellent! Marius Holst gives the proceedings a fresh look, thanks to his sturdy acting, direction and cinematography.” – V.A. Musetto, New York Post
“Conceptually ambitious…[KING OF DEVIL'S ISLAND] evokes a blood-chilling climate of eternal winter.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Posted July 25, 2012on:
The Murphy Library is showing Before Your Eyes, a film from Turkey made in 2011 and directed by Miraz Bezar. Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It is in Turkish and Kurdish with English subtitles. May not be suitable for children. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »