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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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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.

 

This Thursday, March 24, the Murphy Library is showing Amour Fou, Film Movement’s Austrian drama filmed in Germany and Luxembourg about a poet in despair who wants to end his life and looks for a woman to join him. At 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.   96 minutes.   Not suitable for high school. In German with subtitles in English. Call 837-2417.

 

Uh oh. We never received the movie scheduled for this Thursday — Cannibal –from Film Movement! Sorry about that.

But never fear, we have Film Movement’s The Dark Valley, which will give you thrills and chills, just not the eat-em-up variety.

This is a German – Austrian version of the American Western movie — a lone stranger rides into a small Alpine village one day. He’s a photographer, but soon the ruling family finds out he’s much more than that. He’s out for revenge!

Running time is 114 minutes. In German with English subtitles. Not rated but probably not for children. It will be screened at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6 p.m.


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