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Murphy Library is taking a quick trip to Paris this Thursday, want to go?

Posted on: January 26, 2014

If your kids are getting cabin fever, or maybe your parents, why not invite them for a quick trip to Paris. It will only take half an hour and just a little French is spoken, with English subtitles of course.

This Thursday at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing the 1956 Oscar-winning film, The Red Balloon by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse about a young boy who finds a red balloon on the street and they become best friends. Running time is 34 minutes and all ages will enjoy this film, so we have added an extra showing at 5 p.m.

Another reason it is a family film is because Laroisse’ son Pascal played the boy with the red balloon and his daughter Sabine is the little girl with the blue balloon.

Here is a trailer with commentary by A. O Scott, film critic with the New York Times:

The balloon follows the boy through the streets of Paris, back to his home, even into school. They find joy in their camaraderie, then sadness, and finally joy appears again. Then you can go about your day, or maybe look for a French baguette and a nice Brie at one of Murphy’s groceries as you hum the music from this wonderful trip to the City of Light.

Call 837-2417 for details.

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