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Archive for December 2016

Here are some songs to warm you up: The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing, The Old Man, Heat Wave, Blue Skies, and Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep. Irving Berlin wrote them for the next movie at the Murphy Library.

The library is showing White Christmas, a 1954 musical comedy that also reminds us to help our veterans.  It is showing this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 120 minutes and the film is not rated but should be fine for all ages.

Two World War II veterans played by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye work as a song-and-dance team after the war. When they follow two sisters who also sing and dance to a Vermont lodge, the owner turns out to be their former general and now he needs their help.

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Restaurant chef Davis Green discovers a cousin he did not know he had when she shows up at his home one day. He has trouble believing her until his grandfather tells Davis about Joshua, his other son, and then lapses into a coma.

Davis discovers more relatives and ends up learning a family secret no one ever mentioned. The Murphy Library is screening the Film Movement drama that also has comedy, The Automatic Hate, at 6 p.m. Thursday.   Running time is 97 minutes and this film would not be appropriate for young people. Call the library at 837-2417.



The 1930’s were not easy for families in New York City during the Great Depression. Eugene Jerome lived in one such family. He is a teenage Jewish boy living in a small Brooklyn apartment along with lots of relatives. How does he deal with it? He dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, or if that doesn’t work out, he’ll try writing for a living.

This Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Brighten Beach Memoirs, a film written by playwright Neil Simon about his early life. Running time is 108 minutes and this 1986 film is rated PG-13. Jonathan Silverman and Blythe Danner play Eugene and his mother. Simon also gave the world The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and The Sunshine Boys. Growing up is difficult, but laughter helps.

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