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Archive for January 2015

A young man in Chad loves to dance even with a bad leg but when he needs money for his sick stepfather, he loses his rhythm and goes to the dark side. The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s Grigris, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It has romance, crime and lots of thrills. Running time is 101 minutes and the film is shown in French and Arabic with English subtitles.

The cinematography captures the African nation of Chad magnificently, whether in the city or a tiny country village.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

If you’re into guitar music and great songwriting, mixed with folk and rock, AND an unforgettable story, watch how they give this movie heart and soul. A Detroit guitarist named Sixto Rodriguez cuts two albums during the 1970’s, and although they are critically well received, few are sold. Rodriguez drops from sight, but years later he has become a rock star — in South Africa.

This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Searching for Sugar Man, a 2012 documentary that won 40 awards around the world, including an Oscar. Running time is 86 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

A visitor to the U.S. had purchased Rodriguez’ albums and taken them back to South Africa. Over the years the albums were reprinted and the music constantly played on the radio, but no word came from him and rumors concluded the singer had died.

It wasn’t true. Come see how a South African record storeowner and a filmmaker find him, alive. Call the library at 837-2417.

The Murphy Library is showing Maleficent, the 2014 movie about a fairy eager for revenge and a child eager for peace, Thursday, January 8 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.   Rated PG.  Running time is 97 minutes.   Call the library at 837-2417.