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Celebrating our freedom doesn’t have to end on the 4th of July, it can continue on the 5th of July watching a movie and enjoying your right to laugh at silly jokes.   This week’s library movie is about a bunny and his sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, and their need to harvest fresh vegetables from a neighbor’s garden.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Peter Rabbit, the 2018 film based on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebel who likes to eat veggies someone else grows. The film is rated PG and running time is 95 minutes.

This film is a combination of animation and live action, and reviewers have noted that children laugh raucously at the goings-on. Their parents do too.

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A brother and sister are driving their family’s truck on the Columbian island where they live, and accidentally run over a goat. For two siblings who do not get along, they are now drawn together to find an explanation about the wrecked truck, or else they will really have a problem.

If you like movies with feeling and some fun along with jazzy music, then Bad Lucky Goat is for you. This Film Movement movie from Columbia will be shown this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Murphy Library. Running times is 76 minutes and the film is not rated and may not be suitable for young children. In Creole with subtitles in English.

Set on Providence Island, Columbian director Samir Oliveros’ first film has a cast of non-professional actors who live on the island. The island’s musicians composed much of the music. They go wading in the water, playing their flutes, blowing on conch shells and drumming on bottles.

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.

 

 

 

The next movie at the Murphy Library takes us to the early 1960’s folk music scene in New York’s Greenwich Village and follows a young folk singer for a week as he carries his guitar through the cold winter days struggling to find his opportunity to sing.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the library is showing Ethan and Joel Coen’s award-winner Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac and John Goodman.  Running time is 104 minutes and the film is rated R.

Folk songs fill the air such as an unreleased studio version of Bob Dylan singing “Farewell.”

A newly-divorced preschool teacher is urged by her family to get back into the dating scene by using online dating sites. How is that going to work? She also has support from her widowed father who continues to miss the love of his life, her mother. But he also is looking into dating again. So what do they learn? Nothing is easy, but it can be very funny.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Must Love Dogs, a comedy romance starring Diane Lane, John Cusack and Christopher Plummer as the widowed father. Running time is 98 minutes and it is rated PG-13.

This year everyone around the world is celebrating the 100 hundredth birthday of composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher, Leonard Bernstein.

The Library of Congress has given access to its extensive collection of Bernstein’s work. He not only composed and conducted orchestras, but also helped students learn more about music. Go to   loc.gov/collections/leonard-bernstein/about-this-collection/ to see all that’s available. There is even part of the collection for teachers to use!

That other special library, the Murphy Public Library is showing West Side Story, the landmark film showcasing Bernstein’s music about two gangs in New York and a boy and girl who fall in love.

The library is showing West Side Story Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 153 minutes. It won 10 Oscars! And it’s always good to see again.

High school students have shown the world recently how strong they are and the Murphy Library film this week offers another strong school story from back in the 1980’s.

Five students are ordered to come to school for detention all day long on a Saturday. They have nothing in come, nothing, that is, when the day begins. By the time the day ends they may have discovered how school and they themselves can change their lives.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing The Breakfast Club, a 1985 film by John Hughes starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Ally Sheedy. The film is rated R and running time is 97 minutes.

National Library Week runs from April 8-14 and if the Murphy Library led you to something of value in your life, this is a good time to let the librarians know.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing Matilda, a film about the incredible effects both a librarian and a teacher have on a young girl. Rated PG. Running time is 102 minutes.

Roald Dahl wrote the story about a smart kid born to two very boorish parents.   They encourage her not to do anything but watch television. In spite of them, she teaches herself to read at the age of 4, and soon finds her way to a magical place, her local library. She starts to go there every day. Then the librarian tells her about library cards and the young reader is thrilled she can take books home.

In addition, she wants to go to school. When her parents finally send her, she discovers her teacher is gentle and loving. And soon she finds her own magical powers. The question is: can she control them?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUGHWje7liM


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