Anne and Georges are retired music teachers in France and even in their eighties they are enjoying their lives. Then one morning Anne suffers a stroke and becomes disabled. Georges promises to take care of her and that is what he does until he can no longer. Then difficult decisions must be made.
The Murphy Library is showing Amour, an Oscar-winning film from France starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Running time is 127 minutes and the film is rated PG-13. The film is shown in French with subtitles in English.
The year is 1936 and a former American diplomat lives in Shanghai, China. The world is in upheaval, especially since the Japanese Army is invading wherever they can. However, the diplomat’s life has already been taken over: he has lost his wife, his daughter, and his sight to terrorist bombings. Then he meets a young Russian woman refugee and perhaps he will smile again.
This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing the Merchant & Ivory film, The White Countess, a historical drama with romance starring Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave. Running time is 135 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.
The young woman has fled the aftermath of the Russian Revolution with her beloved daughter, her aunt and her much-reviled mother-in-law. But life is no better for her since she now must work at any job she can to feed her family.
Posted October 3, 2016on:
Spelling Bee Study Words for Cherokee County Middle Schools Bee 2016-2017
Here are the Spelling Bee Study Words for this year’s Spelling Bee taking place on November 17 at Martins Creek School, 9 a.m.
Spelling Bee Study Words 2016-2017 Cherokee County Schools’ Spelling Bee will focus on the Study Words and Challenge Words, but also may include words from the Merriam Webster Dictionary.
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A high school principal asks a potential track coach if he had ever coached cross country or track, or ever competed in high school track, and the answer is “no” to everything. The principal then says, “Well, you sound perfect” and hires him.
In this Thursday’s movie the Murphy Public Library is showing McFarland USA, a true story starring Kevin Costner, and the cheers go to high school coaches and their teams. Screening time is 6:00 p.m. and running time is 129 minutes. The film is rated PG.
The coach has had problems in his teaching and coaching career and once again has to find a new school to hire him. The only one willing is in a poverty-stricken California farming community where from the age of ten the students work in the fields before and after school.
However, one day the new coach notices these young men easily run long distances in the heat.
Call the library at 837-2417.
Posted September 25, 2016on:
Teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. However it is not that they are doing things for the children, instead they help students learn to do things for themselves. A teacher is very important in the next movie at the Murphy Library, and so is a librarian.
This Thursday at 6:00 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Matilda, a 1996 film based on a book by Roald Dahl about very smart little girl. The film is rated PG and running time is 102 minutes.
Her parents have no interest in her brain. They only encourage her not to do anything but watch television. Nevertheless, she teaches herself to read and discovers a whole new world. When she finds her way to her local library at the age of four, she goes there every day. Then the kindly librarian informs the little girl about library cards. She is thrilled.
This is a fun movie if you’re a kid. And it’s also perfect for adults. Call the library at 837-2417.
During World War I the fight against colonialism rages in the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire. A young Bedouin boy name Theeb finds himself alone in the desert with a wounded man who could easily kill him.
The Murphy Library is showing Theeb, Film Movement’s version of a “Bedouin Western,” this Thursday at 6:00 p.m,. This film from Jordan includes award-winning acting, cinematography, screenplay, and music. Running time is 100 minutes. In Arabic with subtitles in English. It is not rated but there is violence and it would only be suitable for high school with parental guidance.
First-time director, Naji Abu Nowar, agrees that this is the Bedouin version of a John Ford “Western.” And to describe the essence of his film, he asks, “What would happen if you were stranded with your worst enemy but need their help to stay alive?”
Call the library at 837-2417 for details.
John is a young taxi driver in Dublin trying to help his mother fight her alcoholism and meanwhile working to keep his younger brother safe, but nothing is easy when money is nowhere to be found.
The Murphy Library is showing Glassland, Film Movement’s drama from Ireland with great acting this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 93 minutes and the film would not be suitable for high school students. Stars Jack Reynor and Toni Collette.
Life is fragile for these characters and when John makes a decision to earn money through illegal ways, he does feel like he is walking on glass. This film won a Special Jury prize at Sundance Film Festival in the Actor category.
Call the library at 837-2417.