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Jo is a 25-year-old DJ from Berlin who moves to the Spanish island of Ibiza in the 1990’’s to work in a club called Amnesia, a place to forget your troubles and dance to the latest electronic music. One day he meets a neighbor of his, Martha. She has lived alone on the island for forty years. Unbeknownst to Jo, Martha is also German, but she has refused to acknowledge that or even speak her native language. Instead, they speak English.

The Murphy Library is showing the monthly Film Movement selection, Amnesia, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 96 minutes. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. The film is in French, German, Spanish and Russian with subtitles in English.

Martha has her own self-induced amnesia due to the horrors she encountered in Germany during World War II. She wants nothing to do with her country. Nevertheless, she is drawn into Jo’s world of music and even joins his family for dinner when they visit, but soon the conversations get heated and memories come back.

Call the library at 837-2417.

The Friends of Murphy Library’s 2017 annual Silent Auction runs from Thursday August 31 ending on Saturday, September 2 at 12:00 p.m.

Items for the Silent Auction have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates, as well as art, crafts, antiques and unique gifts.   Check out our photos below.

Donations are welcome anytime!Do you have a favorite cake or cookies you make that we can include in the auction? Bring it by Friday so we can add it to our table.

AND you can bring by items for our free refreshments on September also much appreciated, such as cheese & crackers, cookies, cakes, whatever you like to make. Thank you for everything!  Call 837-2417.

 

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One day a happy seven-year-old boy finds that he is no longer an only child, and no longer happy.   A new baby boy has arrived at his home.   However, this baby is wearing a suit and tie. Worst of all, he is barking out orders. What is going on here?

The Murphy Library is showing The Boss Baby, an animated family comedy this Thursday at 6 p.m. Alec Baldwin is the voice of the new baby. Running time is 97 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The older brother is very suspicious and keeps wondering, where did this baby brother come from.  Finally he realizes the baby can really talk and proceeds to tell his older brother his biggest concern, the CEO of the Puppy Company and what this man is planning.   Children will laugh all the way and so will everyone else.

It is 1962 in Poland and a young woman named Anna is a few days away from taking her vows to become a nun. She has spent all her life in a Catholic orphanage without any family, that is, until now. She is informed that she has an aunt named Wanda and goes to meet her. As they sit at her kitchen table, Wanda tells Anna that she is Jewish.

The Murphy Library is showing Ida, an award-winning Polish film Thursday at 6 p.m. It won the Oscar in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, the first time ever for a Polish film. Running time is 82 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Anna and Wanda go in search of what happened to her parents. Wanda, a former state prosecutor only feels cynicism.   Anna, sheltered from the world, knows nothing about life.  But as they learn more about each other, they also discover their inner selves.

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski made the film in black and white, giving it a feeling of looking at old family pictures, and offering a story that will stay in your mind long after.

 


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