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During World War I the fight against colonialism rages in the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire.   A young Bedouin boy name Theeb finds himself alone in the desert with a wounded man who could easily kill him.

The Murphy Library is showing Theeb, Film Movement’s version of a “Bedouin Western,” this Thursday at 6:00 p.m,. This film from Jordan includes award-winning acting, cinematography, screenplay, and music.   Running time is 100 minutes. In Arabic with subtitles in English. It is not rated but there is violence and it would only be suitable for high school with parental guidance.

First-time director, Naji Abu Nowar, agrees that this is the Bedouin version of a John Ford “Western.”   And to describe the essence of his film, he asks, “What would happen if you were stranded with your worst enemy but need their help to stay alive?”

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

In Florence, Italy, during the 14th century, the “black death” was killing hundreds of people.   To save themselves from this terrible plague, three young men and seven young women flee to the countryside for safety. As they spend time together each has a story to tell about love, some funny, others tragic, innocent, or erotic.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Wondrous Boccaccio, from Film Movement made in the Tuscany area of Italy. Running time is 120 minutes and the film is in Italian with subtitles in English. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for high school.

Want to make this a “dinner and a movie night?” Brother’s Restaurant is hosting Community Night for the library on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and they do make pasta dishes!


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 Murphy Public Library is showing Film Movement’s Second Coming, a look at the life and struggles of a family living in London, this Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m.   The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. Running time is 105 minutes.  Call 837-2417.


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.


The Murphy Library is showing God’s Slave, a serious film about terrorism this Thursday, October 15 at 6 p.m.  In 1994 a synagogue in Buenos Aires, Argentina was bombed resulting in 80 deaths. This Film Movement selection is a co-production from Venezuela and Argentina telling the story of Ahmed who has been trained as an Islamic terrorist and David, an Israeli special agent working to prevent another attack no matter what it takes.

However, in each of their lives, they have family they love and care for. The film is in Spanish with subtitles in English. Running time is 90 minutes. The film is not rated but would not be suitable for children.  Call 837-2417.

After watching Robert Redford walk the Appalachian Trail, you may want to see the Murphy Library’s hiking movie. This one takes place in the French Alps.

The library is showing the Film Movement selection, If You Don’t, I Will this Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Running time is 102 minutes and the film is in French with subtitles in English. It is not suitable for children. Read more and see trailer. Read the rest of this entry »