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If you watching mysteries, then Moka, the next Film Movement psychological thriller movie at the Murphy Library may intrigue you. A mother is grieving for her son who was killed in a hit-and-run accident by a mocha colored Mercedes. She is desperate to find out who did it and exact her revenge.

The library is showing this French mystery movie Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 90 minutes and in French with subtitles in English.   The film is not rated, but would not be appropriate for young people.

The woman and her husband live on the Swiss side of Lake Geneva, but when she learns that the car may be on the other side of the lake in the town of Evian, she goes in pursuit.

The tension is high in this film, but the scenery remains beautiful.

The library’s subscription with Film Movement allows the library to advertise and publicly show their films one time and then they go into the library’s collection.

Note:  if the movie trailer does not appear, click on the link below to see it.



Karen Blixen grew up in Denmark and spent her early years traveling and studying throughout Europe.   However, when she married, her husband’s parents gave the couple a coffee plantation in Africa, and she discovered a world full of the beauty and adventures she craved. Years later she would write a book about her life in Kenya.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Out of Africa, the film that won seven Academy Awards and is based on the memoir by Karen Blixen of life in Africa. The film is rated PG and running time is 161 minutes. John Barry’s award-wining score, along with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, makes the time go fast.


The Murphy Library is showing an academy award-winning picture this Thursday. It won best picture, best director and best screenplay ——over 75 years ago!

Check out these quotes from the film and see how long it takes you to name it.

First: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Next, “Round up the usual suspects.”

Next, “We’ll always have Paris.”

Finally, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Yes, it’s Casablanca! This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing this World War II romantic drama about refugees fleeing the Nazis by way of Morocco. This 1943 film is rated PG for mild violence. Running time is 102 minutes. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star.  It’s a winner!


Harry is in his third year at Hogwarts and having trouble at home. Then he learns that a dangerous criminal has escaped from prison and is out to get him. While trying to protect himself and his friends, he learns more about life and his future.

Harry Potter is visiting the Murphy Library again after all the fun he had with Bridget Wilson and her young readers at the book night in his honor. This time the Murphy Library is showing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , directed by Alfonso Cuaron in 2004.

Filmed throughout Scotland and England, it has been nominated 47 times with 14 wins for its excellent actors, director, special effects, and the music by John Williams.

The library is showing this family fantasy adventure Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 142 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The Murphy Library is showing the Bulgarian film, Glory, from Film Movement at 6 p.m. A railroad worker finds millions of Bulgarian dollars on the train tracks, hands it to the police and as a reward receives a watch that soon stops working. When he was given the watch at a special event, the publicist took his old watch, which had been handed down from his father.

Now all he wants is his old watch back. But where is it?

Running time 101 minutes.  In Bulgarian with English subtitles. Not rated. Call 837-2417.

The year is 1774 and much is happening in the world. Yet upper-class life in England goes on. A beautiful teenage aristocrat, Georgiana Spencer, is betrothed and married to the Duke of Devonshire. She expects a wonderful life, while her husband only expects her to give him a male heir. Meanwhile, he feels free to have many affairs and not worry about her. After all, he’s the duke.

The Murphy Library is showing a true story from British history starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Feinnes, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 110 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

The public adores her and her husband remains unfaithful, although she does bear him children.   Then one day she meets a rising politician who makes her smile.




The STEM program is doing good work introducing science technology engineering and mathematics to grade school and high school students. These studies have grown thanks to all the teachers who work hard to make it happen. Now the Murphy Library is showing a film based on a real story about a teacher adding a robotics club to the STEM studies and four Hispanic students who are interested.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing Spare Parts, a 2015 film based on a true story about teenagers with no experience, a few hundred dollars, used car parts and a dream.   The film is rated PG-13 so it is for high school STEM students and older. Running time is 114 minutes.

The teacher discovers an underwater robotics competition and the students go for it!   Ultimately they find themselves competing with none other than that incredible university, MIT!