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Just to be clear, the Murphy Public Library appreciates all the school principals in Cherokee County.   Now that we have that straight, the next library movie is about a middle school student and the overbearing, rule-making principal and assistant principal of his new school who are driving him and the other students crazy.

This Thursday, June 1, the library is showing Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, a PG-rated 2016 family comedy about a student with artistic abilities dealing creatively with pressures at home and in school. The film will be shown at 6:00 p.m. and running time is 92 minutes. It was based on a story by James Patterson and was filmed in Atlanta at the Atlanta International School and also near Inman Park.

After too many rules, the student and some friends put their talents to good use on the school’s walls.

At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a U.S. Airways pilot and co-pilot take off with 155 passengers onboard their plane. Suddenly they hit a flock of birds. First one engine goes dead and then the other. As they try to figure out the safest place to land, the plane loses altitude and they realize the Hudson River is their only option.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Sully, a true story of heroism starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. The film is rated PG-13 and running time is 96 minutes. Clint Eastwood directed.

Even though you know the outcome, the film is mesmerizing as it follows plane’s descent and the government investigation afterwards. It is especially moving to watch the pilot dealing with his memories of the emergency landing, and trying to stay focused at the hearings.

Several scenes were filmed in Georgia, such as the air traffic control and hearing room at Gwinnett Technical College, a hotel entrance at 191 Peachtree Street, and a pub at 200 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

An American golfer plays during the 1920’s and wins the Grand Slam, the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens in golf. He goes on to build the Augusta National golf course and starts the Masters tournament.

The Murphy Library is helping you celebrate Father’s Day a little longer with Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genuis, a movie about a great golfer this Thursday at 6 p.m. starring Jim Caviezel and Jeremy Northam. Running time is 120 minutes and the film is rated PG, so future golfers can watch this with their fathers.

Scenes were shot at Agnes Scott College and other areas of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as St. Andrews in Scotland.

The Murphy Public Library is hosting a special book and movie event this Thursday, September 19,  with Atlanta writer Milam McGraw Propst.  At 4 p.m. she will discuss and sign her book, “Writer, Writer,” — the story of her writing life and for anyone wanting to learn how a writer finds material.

Atlanta author Milam McGraw Propst and former Friends of Murphy Library's president, Nora King.

Atlanta author Milam McGraw Propst and former Friends of Murphy Library’s president, Nora King.

Later at 6 p.m.,we have a great movie for children, parents and grandparents.   Milam will introduce and the library will screen the family film “The Adventures of Ociee Nash,” based on Propst’s award-winning first novel “A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street.”  We will have free popcorn and candy for our filmgoers and a reception will follow the screening. 

The movie begins in1898 when young Ociee’s widowed father sends her by train from their Mississippi farm to live with her Aunt Mamie, in Asheville, North Carolina, so that she might learn the ways of a lady.  It is not easy for Ociee to leave her beloved farm, but the world offers new adventures including meeting famous people, such as Orville and Wilbur Wright, and even a U.S president.

Besides the story taking place in Asheville, the film has other local connections.  It was made at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, and in Chattanooga on the Tennessee Valley Railroad.  Atlanta actors include Tom Key, and Atlanta-born Ty Pennington in his first movie role. Running time is 87 minutes and the film is rated G.   Call 837-2417

When there is a fifth Thursday in a month, we like to show a film at the Murphy Library made in our Tri-State area.  This time scenes in the movie were not only filmed in nearby Young Harris, but twenty residents had parts.

Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. the library is screening, Trouble with the Curve, a 2012 film starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake about an aging baseball scout and his daughter.  Running time is 111 minutes and it is rated PG-13. 

The movie was filmed throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Jasper, Athens, Macon and, especially, the campus of Young Harris College.  Twenty members of the Young Harris College baseball team portray the Devils, a North Carolina high school team competing in the film for the state championship.


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