The Murphy Library is showing a Film Movement selection that celebrates the wonderful moments of a long marriage this Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The documentary, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, comes from South Korea and follows fifteen months of the marriage. The husband, Byeong-man Jo, is 98 years old, and his wife, Kang Gye-Yeol is 89. They’ve been together for 76 years and still can make each other laugh and hold each other when they cry.
They live in their own home in the countryside and do all the housework, even chopping wood. The film follows their day-to-day activities, as well as their thoughts about growing old. Most of all, they carry on caring for each other.
Running time is 86 minutes and the film is not rated.
A wealthy New York heiress want to be an opera singer, but she has one problem: her terrible voice. She does have her husband on her side, and she finds a pianist ready to help her take on Mozart. However, she hits all the wrong notes and the audiences offer her laughs, not applause.
The Murphy Library is showing, Florence Foster Jenkins, with Meryl Streep in her latest comedy with feeling this Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 111 minutes and the film is rated PG-13. Hugh Grant plays her husband. Simon Helberg from The Big Bang Theory plays the pianist.
Streep received an Oscar nomination for this role and the winner will be announced on February 26. British director Stephen Frears has directed seven women in Oscar nominated performances and Helen Mirren won for The Queen. Now there may be another winner.
At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a U.S. Airways pilot and co-pilot take off with 155 passengers onboard their plane. Suddenly they hit a flock of birds. First one engine goes dead and then the other. As they try to figure out the safest place to land, the plane loses altitude and they realize the Hudson River is their only option.
This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Sully, a true story of heroism starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. The film is rated PG-13 and running time is 96 minutes. Clint Eastwood directed.
Even though you know the outcome, the film is mesmerizing as it follows plane’s descent and the government investigation afterwards. It is especially moving to watch the pilot dealing with his memories of the emergency landing, and trying to stay focused at the hearings.
Several scenes were filmed in Georgia, such as the air traffic control and hearing room at Gwinnett Technical College, a hotel entrance at 191 Peachtree Street, and a pub at 200 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.
Her name is Dorothy. She is a quiet teacher in Harlem and, even at Thanksgiving, does not feel there is enough to be thankful for. Then, one snowy night her dog Toto runs away and she races through the snowy streets to find him.
The Murphy Library is showing The Wiz, a 1978 variation on The Wizard of Oz, the classic family musical this Thursday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m. This time Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor ease on down the road and will have you singing along! The film is rated G and running time is 134 minutes.
Director Sidney Lumet filmed this adventure around New York City, including Shea Stadium, Coney Island, in front of the World Trade Center and on Wards Island Bridge filled with yellow bricks. And since all of you love the library, don’t miss Patience and Fortitude — they are the lion statues that sit on either side of the New York Public Library. Patience is the one that is hiding the cowardly lion. Okay, it was a stand-in for the real Patience.
The next Murphy Library movie is a thriller and comedy of errors that may bring some laughs, but also lots of tension since the main character is Schneider, a hit man sent out to do someone in. Unfortunately, it is his birthday and the last thing he wanted to do was work on his special day.
This Thursday, January, 26, the library is showing Film Movement’s comedy/thriller from the Netherlands, Schneider vs. Bax at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 96 minutes and the language is Dutch with subtitles in English. The film would get an R rating for violence, drugs, and nude scenes.
Schneider’s boss assures him that his target is alone in the countryside not far away and should be an easy mark. However, it turns out that drug-addled Bax is not alone. His girlfriend has been visiting him, and then his daughter shows up in the throws of depression and finally his crazy father arrives. In addition, Bax has a special job to do, even though he is normally a writer.
After five relationships ending badly including two divorces, a neurotic middle-aged science fiction writer wants to find out what is wrong with him. Could his mother have created problems when he was growing up? He thinks starting over at the beginning might offer a solution and announces to his mother that he’s moving back in with her.
This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing a 1996 comedy with some drama starring Albert Brooks and the late, great Debbie Reynolds playing his mother. Running time is 104 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.
Albert Brooks also wrote and directed the film. When he asked his friend Carrie Fisher if she thought her mother might play his mother, she knew she would. Fisher also got permission from her ex-husband Paul Simon for Brooks to use the song “Mrs. Robinson.” Listen closely, Brooks wrote new lyrics for it.
Montana and even Murphy may be covered with snow these days, but the next Murphy Library film will remind you how it looks when the sky is blue, the leaves are on the trees and the Valley River calls to you.
This Thursday at 6:00 p.m. the library is showing A River Runs Through It, a 1992 film directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt in one of his earliest films along with Craig Sheffer and Tom Skerritt. The story follows a minister and his two sons who love fly fishing even as they grow up going in different directions. The film is rated PG and running time is 123 minutes. The musical score was composed by Mark Isham and won an Oscar.