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Archive for February 2014

A Frenchman is moving up at the car dealership where he works, including marrying the boss’s daughter. But while out driving with two co-workers, he hits a pedestrian head on. He jumps out of the car to help, they tell him to get back in and drive away.

The Murphy Library is showing Three Worlds, a dramatic film from Film Movement that will not let you look away, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 101 minutes and it is not appropriate for children. In French and Romanian with subtitles in English.

A woman has seen the accident from her window. She runs out to help and later meets the victim’s wife at the hospital. They are illegal immigrants from Moldavia with no money. Meanwhile, the guilt-ridden young driver quietly goes to see the victim at the hospital.

Film Movement allows the library to advertise and show their films once before they go into circulation. Call 837-2417.

This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Three Kings, a 1999 Persian Gulf War film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube. Running time is 114 minutes and the film is rated R.

The Gulf War is winding down and U.S. troops are making plans for their return home. Four of the soldiers are taking a slight deviation from the road home. They’ve heard about gold the Iraqis stole from Kuwait and think life could be sweeter if they could find it…for themselves. But there is more that they find including innocent families and rebel soldiers. Call 837-2417 for details.

Dustin Hoffman was not in the running for the role in The Graduate that launched his film career. The script about a recent college grad had a tall, blond guy in mind, but director Mike Nichols saw him in a play in New York and wanted him for a screen test. Hoffman was terrified and stammered his way through it. That’s all it took for Nichols to know he had the perfect actor for his film.

This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing The Graduate, the 1967 film that also stars Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross and the songs of Simon and Garfunkel. The film is rated R and running time is 106 minutes.

It doesn’t matter if you saw this film way back in that era called the 60’s, it is definitely worth seeing again. All those feelings you had will come roaring back.