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The Murphy Public Library is showing an emotional war film by award-winning director Ang Lee about a young soldier surviving an Iraq war battle and called a hero. But his flashbacks tell how difficult being a hero is.

The library is showing Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk this Thursday at 6 p.m.  The film is rated R and running time is 113 minutes.

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Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing Loving, the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple married in the late 1950’s, and later arrested for having an interracial marriage. They fight for their right to marry all the way to the Supreme Court. Running time 123 minutes. Rated PG-13.

When fishermen on a Polynesian island can no longer catch fish and crops are not growing in the fields, the only daughter of the chief investigates. She realizes a demigod has stolen the heart of a goddess and that has affected the whole island. She sails over the ocean to convince him to give the heart back.

The Murphy Library is showing Moana, an animated adventure comedy with award-winning music this Thursday at 6 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 107 minutes. It received 16 awards and was nominated 81 times in festivals around the country.

One winner was Dwayne Johnson who voices the demigod, Maui. Another winner was Auli’i Cravalho, a 15-year-old actress from Hawaii who was the last one among hundreds who auditioned for the part.

The music and songs will make your day better, especially since Lin-Manuel Miranda composed and sings them. He is the leading actor and creative force behind “Hamilton” on Broadway and has a way with words and a beat that won’t let you down.

Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing Film Movement’s suspenseful drama from Singapore, Apprentice, about a young correctional officer at a high security prison who becomes the apprentice to the chief executioner. Running time 115 minutes. In Malay with English subtitles. Not rated but not appropriate for children.

In 1939 Warsaw, Poland, the threat of a German invasion hangs over the city. However, residents Jan and Antonina Zabinski keep living their lives as normal since they have animals to feed. They own the Warsaw Zoo, and both big and small animals need care.

But soon the Germans invade and their world is not the same. Most of their animals perish in the bombings, and the zoo and rest of the city lay in ruins. The Zabinskis are horrified but not giving up.

The Murphy Library is showing The Zookeeper’s Wife, a 2017 biographical drama this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 127 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.   Filming was done in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Zabinskis realize the ruins of the zoo may offer short term hiding places for Polish Jews as they flee the city. They quietly begin working to keep them safe.

If you feel that life can change in just one day, take a look at Richard Linklater’s films. Many of the stories in his films take place over 24 ours. And he agrees with you, a lot can happen.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Before Sunset, a 2005 romantic drama by Linklater set in Paris.   The film is rated R and running time is 80 minutes.

An American has a chance encounter in a Paris bookstore with a Parisian woman named Celine, he had met nine years earlier in Vienna. That day they had talked for hours, but gave each other no contact information. Now this second meeting occurs while he is on a book tour in France. He has written a book about that day long ago. Celine had only recently seen his photo and information about his book tour, but it brought her to the bookstore to see him. Their conversations start anew.

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.


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