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Join the Summer Reading Program and Dig into Reading. Our Thursday film at 6 p.m. The Secret Garden will enthrall young readers and old.
Posted June 3, 2013on:
The Murphy Library’s film program is partnering with Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson and the Summer Reading Program. Her theme this year is “Dig into Reading” and Thursday’s film The Secret Garden digs into an English garden with three of the smartest children who ever walked through the pages of a book. The film is rated G and will be screened at 6 p.m. and running time is 101 minutes. This is a film for the young and not-so-young – whatever your age, The Secret Garden will enthrall you!
Mary is a young English girl living with her parents in India. When they are killed in an earthquake she must return to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in. There seems to be no place for love or laughter in his huge mansion. But one thing is for sure, Mary is not afraid to explore. Who knows what secrets she will find in this house.
Filming locations capture the beauty of England in such places as North Yorkshire’s Fountains Abbey, Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex. Call 837-2417.
Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve this Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at Murphy Library. Young Harris College stars!
Posted May 25, 2013on:
When there is a fifth Thursday in a month, we like to show a film at the Murphy Library made in our Tri-State area. This time scenes in the movie were not only filmed in nearby Young Harris, but twenty residents had parts.
Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. the library is screening, Trouble with the Curve, a 2012 film starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake about an aging baseball scout and his daughter. Running time is 111 minutes and it is rated PG-13.
The movie was filmed throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Jasper, Athens, Macon and, especially, the campus of Young Harris College. Twenty members of the Young Harris College baseball team portray the Devils, a North Carolina high school team competing in the film for the state championship.
Posted May 6, 2013on:
There are plenty of good cooks among Friends of Murphy Library, but they deserve a night off, don’t they? Especially when the Friends are holding their annual fundraising dinner at Doyles Cedar Hill Restaurant on Andrews Road in Murphy on Thursday, May 9, starting at 6 p.m.
As musician John Desjardins helps everyone forget their cares and woes, Doyles will fill their plates with salad, chicken piccata, linguini, vegetables, coffee, tea and dessert.
Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the Murphy Library or Coconutz computer store on Valley River. Everyone is welcome. Call 837-2417 for details.
Because of this special dinner, the library is canceling the previously scheduled movie.
Please note: our summer movie hours will only be at 6 p.m.
The Murphy Library’s Thursday movie, Hope Springs, stars Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell in a comedy drama about a marriage that needs more romance. Running time is 100 minutes and rating is PG-13. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. only.
Kay and Arnold have been married over 30 years and find themselves in a rut. Kay is not too happy about that. Arnold doesn’t think anything’s wrong. When Kay signs them up for a week’s counseling session with Dr. Feld, (played by Steve Carell), Arnold is not happy. At all. But he goes.
The late, great film critic Roger Ebert gives good advice when watching this film. Keep your eyes on Tommy Lee Jones. This is not his typical role, playing a shy and vulnerable man. There is nothing like the opportunity to watch an actor stretch. Thank you, Tommy. Thank you, Roger.
When director Martin Scorsese’s mother Catherine was alive she would cook for his film crew. And often she and his father, Charles, would have walk-on parts in his films. “What,” you will ask “does that have to do with a Muppet movie?”
The Murphy Library is showing the 1984 Muppet movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Running time is 94 minutes and it is rated G. This time the Muppets find themselves in New York trying to get their big break on Broadway. The voice of the late Jim Henson can be heard as Kermit, Ernie, the Swedish Chef and a few others he made famous.
Ed Koch, the late mayor of New York, shows up in the film. So do Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Liza Minnelli, and Brooke Shields.
Joan Rivers has the perfect role for herself as a fast-talking workmate of Miss Piggy.
Which brings us back to Charles and Catherine Scorsese. Even they have walk-on roles in this Muppet movie. Perhaps the Muppets were hoping for a hot meal? Then, again, they do have the Swedish Chef on staff.
“Cupid shoot me,” “Trouble is a friend” and “When life gives me lemons I make lemonade” are three songs in the next Murphy Library movie that sum up the story of a high school girl named Olive.
Cupid hasn’t been aiming his bow at her, so Olive tries to make herself more interesting. In truth, nothing is going on. But she doesn’t tell the truth — she lies to a friend about losing her virginity and the rumor mills go ballistic.
It is the era of Facebook, after all.
Guys at school start asking Olive to lie about their exploits with her. They pay her back with gift cards. They might be gay, geeky or gawky and Olive offers them a way to protect themselves from the vicissitudes of high school life.
Unfortunately or not, the plot twists. And Olive feels more like Hester Prynne, the heroine of The Scarlet Letter.
“Trouble is a friend” plays in the background.
Finally, there is a lesson Olive needs to learn and that is how to make lemonade, especially if she can find a true friend to help.
The library is showing this comedy/romance starring Emma Stone and Amanda Bynes Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It is rated PG-13 and running time is 92 minutes.
Call the library at 837-2417.
A smart dog named Beethoven headlines the Murphy Library film this Thursday, March 7 at 4 and 6 p.m.
Posted March 4, 2013on:
A sweet puppy finds his way into a home with two children eager for a playmate. Is everyone is happy? Certainly not their father, especially when the puppy grows into a St. Bernard.
What’s more, this is a breed with lots of brainpower.
The Murphy Library is showing a movie about good guys, bad guys, and one very smart dog this Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The film is rated PG and runs for 87 minutes.
The screenplay is by John Hughes who wrote Sixteen Candles and Home Alone, among countless other films. Don’t be surprised to find an evil veterinarian who does terrible things. However, all is not lost. A Jack Russell Terrier is part of the mix, just to keep things lively.
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.
Bright Star is a romantic movie that captures the poetry of love — this Thursday, Valentine’s Day at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Posted February 9, 2013on:
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Murphy Library is showing Bright Star, a love story about a poet and the young woman who gave meaning to his words. The library will show the film Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It is rated PG and will run for 119 minutes.
In the early 19th century John Keats was finishing his studies to become a medical surgeon, but his love of writing kept getting in the way. He had a poet’s heart and vision, and captured vibrant pictures in his verses. The only problem two hundred years ago is the same one now – how does one earn a living as a writer.
That question is forgotten momentarily at a summer retreat when Keats meets his lovely eighteen-year-old neighbor, Fannie Brawne. They soon fall in love. If only family, friends and finances did not stand in their way. Stars Abbie Cornish and Ben Wishaw.
Call the library for details at 837-2417.
If you think working in a bookstore is a quiet job, check out the Murphy Library movie this Thursday, January 10. A fashion photographer wants a photo-shoot in a setting that would make both the model and her clothes look smart. When he and his crew invade a Greenwich Village bookstore he creates havoc for the saleslady as he snaps away.
To his credit the photographer stays behind to help the young woman. Later he sees that he has included her in one of his photos. She is very photogenic. Would she be interested in being a model? No. What if the agency were to take her on a photo shoot to Paris? Well, maybe.
The library is showing Funny Face, the classic 1957 film about falling in love while dancing through the streets of Paris to the music of George Gershwin, starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. The film is not rated. Running time is 103 minutes. To see the trailer, go to www.friendsofmurphylibrary.wordpress.com or call 837-2417.
Posted December 15, 2012on:
Electronic scanners, the super-fast S-1 delivery system and Mission Control are at the helm of the next Murphy Library movie. And where would all this hi-tech equipment be located? The North Pole, of course!
The animated family comedy Arthur Christmas about one Christmas Eve when Santa used his high-tech system to deliver 2 billion presents will be shown Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Murphy Library. It is rated PG and runs 97 minutes. James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Eva Longoria, Michael Palin and others provide voices.
All the elves were congratulating each other with high-fives at the North Pole Mission Control when the S-1 reindeer-less delivery system came back on Christmas Eve. Soon they discover one present was not delivered, a pink bicycle to a little girl in England. So what! That’s not bad out of 2 billion succesful deliveries.
Not bad, unless you are Santa’s younger son Arthur who works in the mailroom and remembers reading that little girl’s card requesting the bike. With the help of his aging grandfather, a loyal elf, eight reindeer and an old map, he takes off into the night with the bicycle.
Did we mention he’s afraid of heights? He is.
He also hates to go fast.
He’s scared of reindeer too.
Call the library at 837-2417 for details.
Posted November 13, 2012on:
Buddy Red Bow is an activist with a warrior’s heart on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Lame Deer, Montana. After his sister is arrested in Santa Fe, Buddy finds an unlikely ally in Philbert Bono who has the heart of a shaman and a car as rundown as the reservation they live on. They travel through the sacred places of their tribal history on the way to Santa Fe and find their own lives illuminated.
The Murphy Library is showing Pow Wow Highway, a Sundance Film Festival winner starring A. Martinez and Gary Farmer on Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It is rated R and would not be suitable for children.
Although the Lame Deer Reservation is desperately poor, like many reservations it sits on land full of natural resources. When a mining company makes an offer to the tribal council, Red Bow is not impressed especially when it’s a fellow Indian who is making the presentation. The tribe has been offered riches before and ended up with nothing.
While Red Bow is worried about the future of his tribe, Bono is contemplating the past. He sees visions of his tribal ancestors, the lands they roamed and he is heeding their call. In order to start roaming like his visions he visits a used car lot. When he spots a car to buy, some would see a dilapidated wreck but he sees his “war pony.” It carries the friends on a journey through their tribal lands and times past before bringing them back to the reality of a Santa Fe jail.
California-born actor A. Martinez (Red Bow) is part Apache and part Piegan Blackfeet. Canadian actor Gary Farmer was born into the Cayuga Nation and Wolf Clan and has been a strong voice for his native culture in publishing, music, and his acting career. Farmer appears in several movies in the library’s collection including Smoke Signals and the Canadian film The Republic of Love. He has also starred in TV and film adaptations of Tony Hillerman’s novels about an American Indian detective.
Music creates the harmony on this road trip especially when Creedence Clearwater Revival sings. Call the library at 837-2417.