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Film Movement is taking us to the opera in their film this month. The Murphy Library is showing the documentary, The Paris Opera, this Thursday at 6 p.m., which means we also get to visit Paris in the autumn of 2015. Running time is 110 minutes and the film is not rated but may be suitable for high school students. In French with English subtitles.

Stéphane Lissner is the new director of the Paris Opera and is preparing for his first press conference.   The backstage crew and artists work toward the first performance in the new season, although a few problems get in the way. Meanwhile a young singer studies at the opera’s academy, unaware that one day he will be called upon to save the day.

The most heartfelt part of the film is the terrorist attack on Paris when the city goes into mourning.   The opera company is under extreme pressure but they continue their struggle to unite themselves and their city.

Film Movement allows us to advertise and show their films one time in public. Then it goes into the library’s collection for anyone to borrow.   Call 837-2417.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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

Anne and Georges are retired music teachers in France and even in their eighties they are enjoying their lives. Then one morning Anne suffers a stroke and becomes disabled. Georges promises to take care of her and that is what he does until he can no longer.   Then difficult decisions must be made.

The Murphy Library is showing Amour, an Oscar-winning film from France starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Running time is 127 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.  The film is shown in French with subtitles in English.

A French teenager named Charlie struggles with the ups and downs of her parents’ relationship. Her solitude and depression do not make her the most popular girl in school. Then a beautiful and vibrant girl named Sarah arrives at the school and wants to be best friends with Charlie. But will this last?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama, Breathe, this Thursday at 6 p.m. This intense drama is for college-age and older.   Running time is 91 minutes and the film is in French with subtitles in English.

Sarah has problems of her own she keeps hidden, and soon she starts to look elsewhere for a best friend.   This tears at Charlie and her anger and hurt is not to be taken lightly.

Filming was done in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France near the Hérault River.

The next Murphy Library movie is a true story from the late 1800’s in rural France. A humble artisan and his wife bring their 14-year-old daughter, Marie, to a special boarding school, the Larnay Institute.   Marie, like Helen Keller, was born deaf and blind and struggles in her world.

The library is showing Marie’s Story from Film Movement, this Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.   Running time is 95 minutes and the film is shown in French and with sign language. Title role played by deaf student, Ariana Rivoire. The film is suitable for high school and above.

The Larnay Institute in central France is run by Catholic nuns. They teach deaf girls and save them from being sent to an asylum.   However, they never had a student both deaf and blind, nor as out of control as Marie. Nevertheless, young Sister Marguerite senses something in the young girl and convinces the Mother Superior to let her stay. Call 837-2417 for details.

A French filmmaker discovers the details of her parents’ life through the papers they leave behind when they pass away. Their escape from the Nazis and early life in Lyon are part of the story. Another is the arrival of her father’s brother who everyone thought had been killed in the war. Why didn’t anyone ever talk about him?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama For a Woman about French survivors of World War II filmed in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. The library will screen the film Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in French with subtitles in English.

Running time is 110 minutes and the film is suitable for adults and mature high school students. Call the library at 837-2417.

What are you in the mood to watch after Valentine’s Day? A French comedy and love story? Maybe it has a leading actor who looks a lot like Johnny Depp. And don’t forget the beautiful French countryside.

Voila! The Murphy Library is offering Moliere, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 120 minutes and it is rated PG-13. In French with subtitles in English.

French playwright Moliere is sulking in prison for not paying the debts of his actors’ group who travel the country putting on his plays. One day a wealthy gentleman helps free him. All he wants in return are acting lessons to help him impress a certain lady. The man is already married and Moliere is staying in his chateau, so he must pose as a priest, “Father Tartuffe.” But then, he does get some great tips on writing.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

A young man in Chad loves to dance even with a bad leg but when he needs money for his sick stepfather, he loses his rhythm and goes to the dark side. The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s Grigris, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It has romance, crime and lots of thrills. Running time is 101 minutes and the film is shown in French and Arabic with English subtitles.

The cinematography captures the African nation of Chad magnificently, whether in the city or a tiny country village.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.


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