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In Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, the next Murphy Library film, Tom Cruise is in full glory along with lots of action, thrills and the Vienna State Opera. The library is showing this 2015 adventure on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The film is rated PG-13 and running time is 2 hours, 11 minutes.

Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is part of a special U.S. force that takes on the really tough jobs. But when the Senate disbands his team, he goes after the bad guys on his own.   Scenes were filmed in Morocco, Vienna, and throughout London and southern England.

What music does the opera perform? Songs such as Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s opera Turandot.  But don’t worry, the action backstage is what keeps you on edge.

Call the library at 837-2417.

This Thursday, March 24, the Murphy Library is showing Amour Fou, Film Movement’s Austrian drama filmed in Germany and Luxembourg about a poet in despair who wants to end his life and looks for a woman to join him. At 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.   96 minutes.   Not suitable for high school. In German with subtitles in English. Call 837-2417.


If you play the guitar or just love rock songs, you will enjoy Ricki and the Flash, the next movie at the Murphy Library.   And who would be playing the guitar?   How about Rick Springfield and Meryl Streep?  The library is showing this film about strumming a guitar but remembering to be a mother, this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Running time is 101 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

A woman leaves her family behind and moves to California to pursue her dream of being a rock star but twenty years later she must return because her daughter desperately needs her help. Her boys want to see her too, although it takes them awhile to realize that.

Meryl Streep spent several months taking guitar lessons, then she practiced two long weeks with the rest of the film’s musicians.  They would not let the director see them during this time.  But at last they let him into their practice room because by that time — they were a band!   Call the library at 837-2417.

Now that astronaut Scott Kelly has arrived safely back on earth, everyone can enjoy The Martian, the next movie at the Murphy Library without clenching their hands, at least not too much.   In this film an astronaut is left marooned on Mars. The rest of his flight crew loses him in a storm, believes he’s dead and returns to earth.

The library is showing The Martian and its story about surviving in outer space with next to nothing but your wits, Thursday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. It is rated PG-13 and running time is 2 hours, 24 minutes.

The astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) soon realizes his dilemma and gets to work to stay alive and somehow let NASA know. Both of them must put on their creative helmets.

Call the library at 837-2417