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National Library Week runs from April 8-14 and if the Murphy Library led you to something of value in your life, this is a good time to let the librarians know.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing Matilda, a film about the incredible effects both a librarian and a teacher have on a young girl. Rated PG. Running time is 102 minutes.

Roald Dahl wrote the story about a smart kid born to two very boorish parents.   They encourage her not to do anything but watch television. In spite of them, she teaches herself to read at the age of 4, and soon finds her way to a magical place, her local library. She starts to go there every day. Then the librarian tells her about library cards and the young reader is thrilled she can take books home.

In addition, she wants to go to school. When her parents finally send her, she discovers her teacher is gentle and loving. And soon she finds her own magical powers. The question is: can she control them?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUGHWje7liM

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Did you ever want to be a kid again? Or know a kid who wants to have all the benefits that come with age?   Take a look at an older movie that reminds us of the ups and downs of growing up.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Big, a Tom Hanks movie made when he was 30 years younger than today. The film is rated PG and running time is 104 minutes.

This was one of Hanks’ first movies and he was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor. One scene that never gets old is when Hanks and his boss, played by Robert Loggia, go to the FAO Schwartz toy store and play music by dancing along a keyboard.

If you watching mysteries, then Moka, the next Film Movement psychological thriller movie at the Murphy Library may intrigue you. A mother is grieving for her son who was killed in a hit-and-run accident by a mocha colored Mercedes. She is desperate to find out who did it and exact her revenge.

The library is showing this French mystery movie Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 90 minutes and in French with subtitles in English.   The film is not rated, but would not be appropriate for young people.

The woman and her husband live on the Swiss side of Lake Geneva, but when she learns that the car may be on the other side of the lake in the town of Evian, she goes in pursuit.

The tension is high in this film, but the scenery remains beautiful.

The library’s subscription with Film Movement allows the library to advertise and publicly show their films one time and then they go into the library’s collection.

Note:  if the movie trailer does not appear, click on the link below to see it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6unr3ozN40c

 

Karen Blixen grew up in Denmark and spent her early years traveling and studying throughout Europe.   However, when she married, her husband’s parents gave the couple a coffee plantation in Africa, and she discovered a world full of the beauty and adventures she craved. Years later she would write a book about her life in Kenya.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Out of Africa, the film that won seven Academy Awards and is based on the memoir by Karen Blixen of life in Africa. The film is rated PG and running time is 161 minutes. John Barry’s award-wining score, along with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, makes the time go fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EW2kNCmZZ0

 

The Murphy Library is showing an academy award-winning picture this Thursday. It won best picture, best director and best screenplay ——over 75 years ago!

Check out these quotes from the film and see how long it takes you to name it.

First: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Next, “Round up the usual suspects.”

Next, “We’ll always have Paris.”

Finally, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Yes, it’s Casablanca! This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing this World War II romantic drama about refugees fleeing the Nazis by way of Morocco. This 1943 film is rated PG for mild violence. Running time is 102 minutes. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star.  It’s a winner!

 


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