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STEM is big news in education these days as elementary, middle and high schools promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Back in the 1950’s and 60’s, women were not often encouraged to study and take on STEM jobs.

This Thursday at 6 p.m, the Murphy Public Library is showing Hidden Figures, an award-winning 2016 film about the math geniuses working for NASA in 1961. The film is rated PG and running time is 127 minutes. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner.

Sixty years ago, no one would have guessed that a group of African-American women mathematicians could put the first man into space. All that has changed, thanks to their efforts, and to today’s educators.   Now female scientists, tech specialists, engineers and mathematicians are a normal occurrence.

The film was made throughout Georgia, in East Point, Georgia, (Katherine’s home), Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia, (exterior scenes), Canton, Georgia, (Exterior of Library),  Atlanta, Georgia and Monroe, Georgia.

The Murphy Library is showing Blush, Film Movement’s drama from Israel, about two teenage girls who fall in love, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 81 minutes. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.  Not rated but not appropriate for high school.


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Many reasons push someone to decide on a life of pacifism. One may be their faith, another may be living through violence while growing up. However, during World War II, refusing to carry a gun was not an option, at least until Desmond Doss arrived for basic training.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning war drama. The film is rated R for intense graphic images of war violence. Running time is 139 minutes.

The commanders do not know how to push Doss to pick up a rifle.   Encouraging the other soldiers to beat him up and ordering a court-martial do not work. Finally Doss is made a medic and goes into battle with no way to defend himself.   But in the end…..he was awarded the Medal of Honor.  Watch this movie to find out why.

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If you are still singing from the last Murphy Library movie, you may want to see the next one so you can add a few dance steps. A jazz musician falls for a young actress full of dreams, but who knows what the next step should be.

The library is showing La La Land, the 2016 song and dance film that won six Oscars this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.   Running time is 126 minutes and the film is rated PG-13. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Many of us grew up watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing through ups and downs, or simply Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. Thursday’s film revives the energy and joy that singing and dancing bring.

 

Have you had a chance to hear Matthew McConaughey show off his great voice? Come by the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6:00 to hear how good he sounds along with Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and lots more stars. They star in Sing and you will be singing along with them!

Be forewarned, this film is an animated feature rated PG, and McConaughey is a koala bear named Buster Moon. He owns a grand theatre on the brink of closing and struggles to keep it going. Suddenly he has an idea: hold a singing competition with a big cash prize. The crowds start coming and they are really humming. Running time is 108 minutes full of music and laughter.

 

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

Some days you don’t know whom you’re going to meet. That was the way it was with a ten-year-old orphan named Sophie when she met a giant twenty-four feet tall.

The Murphy Library is showing The BFG, a Stephen Spielberg film based on a story by children’s writer, Roald Dahl, this Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 117 minutes and the film is rated PG. Read the rest of this entry »


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