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A French filmmaker discovers the details of her parents’ life through the papers they leave behind when they pass away. Their escape from the Nazis and early life in Lyon are part of the story. Another is the arrival of her father’s brother who everyone thought had been killed in the war. Why didn’t anyone ever talk about him?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama For a Woman about French survivors of World War II filmed in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. The library will screen the film Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in French with subtitles in English.

Running time is 110 minutes and the film is suitable for adults and mature high school students. Call the library at 837-2417.

What are you in the mood to watch after Valentine’s Day? A French comedy and love story? Maybe it has a leading actor who looks a lot like Johnny Depp. And don’t forget the beautiful French countryside.

Voila! The Murphy Library is offering Moliere, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 120 minutes and it is rated PG-13. In French with subtitles in English.

French playwright Moliere is sulking in prison for not paying the debts of his actors’ group who travel the country putting on his plays. One day a wealthy gentleman helps free him. All he wants in return are acting lessons to help him impress a certain lady. The man is already married and Moliere is staying in his chateau, so he must pose as a priest, “Father Tartuffe.” But then, he does get some great tips on writing.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

Every January 27 the United Nations remembers those lost in World War II with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our next film at the Murphy Library also reminds us that books help carry us through the most difficult times.

On the cusp of the war, a young German girl is traveling with her brother on a train, but during the trip he dies. At the cemetery the grief-stricken girl finds a book lying near the grave and takes it with her, although she doesn’t know how to read.

The Murphy Library is showing The Book Thief, a 2013 film based on a New York Times bestseller about the lives of Germans living near the Polish border during World War II. The screenings are this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 131 minutes and the film is rated PG-13, appropriate for mature teens.

The library also has the awarding winning book available to borrow. Call the library at 837-2417.

If you want a respite from the cold weather and your children like science, the next Murphy Library movie about a dolphin in a Florida aquarium is for you. The library is showing the 2014 film, Dolphin Tale 2, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 107 minutes and it is rated PG.

Winter is a dolphin in the Clearwater, Florida aquarium. As a youngster she was given a prosthetic tail and found a home in one of the aquarium pools with an elderly dolphin friend. Now, that friend has died and Winter needs a new pool mate or she will have to be moved to a new aquarium. Those are the laws. The aquarium scientists and their young helpers have their work cut out for them since the last thing they want is to have Winter cut off from them.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.


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