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Drones are forecast to be the next innovative delivery system, but there could be another. A certain bird has been used for decades, maybe even centuries, to deliver babies. What if they and their flock decided instead to work for a major corporation delivering their products? On the positive side, those packages wouldn’t be crying and giggling anymore.

The Murphy Library is showing Storks, a 2016 animated adventure film about delivery birds and their new business this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 87 minutes.

This futuristic story finds the new delivery business going well for the birds, that is, until a baby appears that needs to be delivered. How is that going to work?


Some days you don’t know whom you’re going to meet. That was the way it was with a ten-year-old orphan named Sophie when she met a giant twenty-four feet tall.

The Murphy Library is showing The BFG, a Stephen Spielberg film based on a story by children’s writer, Roald Dahl, this Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 117 minutes and the film is rated PG. Read the rest of this entry »

The year is 1861 and two brothers in a small Kentucky town struggle to live in their ramshackle home on their overgrown and underused farm. The farm is in no condition to sell and the brothers have no idea how they will survive the coming winter.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement selection, Men Go to Battle, a drama about life on a poor farm in the midst of the Civil War. Running time is 98 minutes and the film is not rated. Read the rest of this entry »

Comedy and crime meet up in the Murphy Library when our weekly film has four thieves plan a big robbery in London, and then try to double cross each other for the goods.

The library is showing the crime caper, A Fish Called Wanda at 6:00 p.m. this Thursday. The film is rated R and running time is 108 minutes. Kevin Kline won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The actors he was supporting include John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Palin.

A diamond heist to bring millions to a professional thief, his girlfriend, and two helpers goes off on tangents that will make you laugh. The four thieves work hard to double cross each other in London, Oxford, Surrey and all places in between.  So, you see?  It’s a crime caper/English vacation!

Just in case you don’t have enough memories of the Oscars, here is another one. In 2007 Penelope Cruz became the first Spanish actress to be nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in a Spanish-produced film.

This Thursday, March 9, the Murphy Library is showing Cruz’ film Volver at 6:00 p.m. Volver translates as “to return” and that is the theme throughout this film.  Running time is 121 minutes and the film is rated R.

Spanish filmmaker, Pedro Almodovar wrote and directed this crime drama that offers some comedy when the mother, Irene, who died long ago in a fire with her husband, returns to clear up family mysteries.

Irene’s daughters Raimunda (Cruz) and Sole have traveled from Madrid to the village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit their parents’ graves. While there they talk to their aunt Paula who tells them their mother is alive, but they don’t see her and remain unconvinced as they return to Madrid.   Soon, their lives get more complicated by violence and a murder.