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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.

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In a town in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking area of Belgium, two brothers commit a holdup in a home and only one of them escapes. The other is sentenced to four years in jail and never divulges the names of his co-conspirators: his girlfriend and his brother. After those four years he is released from jail and finds his girlfriend is now his ex-girlfriend.

The Murphy Library is showing the Belgian crime thriller, The Ardennes, the monthly selection from Film Movement, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In Flemish, French, and Dutch with subtitles in English.

The Murphy Library is showing Blush, Film Movement’s drama from Israel, about two teenage girls who fall in love, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 81 minutes. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.  Not rated but not appropriate for high school.


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After a serious ski accident, Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center, where she becomes dependent on the staff and also on pain relievers. But it is not just her knee that hurts. She spends time remembering the ten years she spent falling in love and then feeling destroyed by that crazed man who stole her heart.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, My King, a 2015 French romance. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In French with subtitles in English. Filmed throughout France.

The film follows Tony’s memories of her first dates with Georgio, their laughter and passion.   They fell madly in love and she did not stop to ponder the downside. But soon it was hard to miss.

 

 

A French army captain and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote area of Afghanistan, watching local shepherds and looking for Taliban sympathizers.   Suddenly people from all sides of the conflict start to disappear, for no reason. The soldiers find themselves in an existential nightmare fighting the fears of war.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, Neither Heaven nor Earth. Running time is 104 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children.   In French with subtitles in English.

French director Clement Cogitore is an artist who combines film, video, installations and photographs.   This is his first feature film and he wants the audience to leave the theatre “unable to decide it was a war film, a thriller, an indie film, a metaphysical film, an art house film…” he said in an interview with Film Movement. The film creates fear, but also spiritual emotion. It received awards at the Cannes Film Festival

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 »

The Murphy Library is showing a Film Movement selection that celebrates the wonderful moments of a long marriage this Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The documentary, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, comes from South Korea and follows fifteen months of the marriage. The husband, Byeong-man Jo, is 98 years old, and his wife, Kang Gye-Yeol is 89.   They’ve been together for 76 years and still can make each other laugh and hold each other when they cry.

They live in their own home in the countryside and do all the housework, even chopping wood. The film follows their day-to-day activities, as well as their thoughts about growing old. Most of all, they carry on caring for each other.

Running time is 86 minutes and the film is not rated.


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