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It is the 1960’s and Charlie Bucktin, a 14-year-old boy in a small town in Western Australia loves reading books by Mark Twain. Read the rest of this entry »

He is a “busker,” singing songs on a Dublin street for change. She is a Czech immigrant who throws him a coin one night. He wrote the love song he is singing and she likes it.   That, as they say, is the start of a beautiful friendship.

The Murphy Library is showing Once, the perfect Irish movie Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 85 minutes and the film is rated R for language, although the bad language is said with an Irish lilt, which seems to make everything sound better.

Actor and composer Glen Hansard notes in an interview that his three favorite songwriters are Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. That should prepare viewers for the music. The film won an Oscar for Best Song, Falling Slowly, written by Hansard and his co-star, Czech actress Markéta Irglová.

Both writer/director John Carney and Hansard played together in a band. They understand the magic it can create, especially in the demo session when Irglová accompanies Hansard’s guitar with her soul-searching piano and the rest of the band jumps in.

This is a great movie to see this week because next week, on Tuesday, August 21, our local singers The Pressley Girls, born and raised in Brasstown will be singing in a free concert at the Murphy Library at 6 p.m.

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.

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.”

Did you ever want to be a kid again? Or know a kid who wants to have all the benefits that come with age?   Take a look at an older movie that reminds us of the ups and downs of growing up.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Big, a Tom Hanks movie made when he was 30 years younger than today. The film is rated PG and running time is 104 minutes.

This was one of Hanks’ first movies and he was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor. One scene that never gets old is when Hanks and his boss, played by Robert Loggia, go to the FAO Schwartz toy store and play music by dancing along a keyboard.

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

 

Harry is in his third year at Hogwarts and having trouble at home. Then he learns that a dangerous criminal has escaped from prison and is out to get him. While trying to protect himself and his friends, he learns more about life and his future.

Harry Potter is visiting the Murphy Library again after all the fun he had with Bridget Wilson and her young readers at the book night in his honor. This time the Murphy Library is showing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , directed by Alfonso Cuaron in 2004.

Filmed throughout Scotland and England, it has been nominated 47 times with 14 wins for its excellent actors, director, special effects, and the music by John Williams.

The library is showing this family fantasy adventure Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 142 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The Murphy Library is showing the Bulgarian film, Glory, from Film Movement at 6 p.m. A railroad worker finds millions of Bulgarian dollars on the train tracks, hands it to the police and as a reward receives a watch that soon stops working. When he was given the watch at a special event, the publicist took his old watch, which had been handed down from his father.

Now all he wants is his old watch back. But where is it?

Running time 101 minutes.  In Bulgarian with English subtitles. Not rated. Call 837-2417.

The STEM program is doing good work introducing science technology engineering and mathematics to grade school and high school students. These studies have grown thanks to all the teachers who work hard to make it happen. Now the Murphy Library is showing a film based on a real story about a teacher adding a robotics club to the STEM studies and four Hispanic students who are interested.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing Spare Parts, a 2015 film based on a true story about teenagers with no experience, a few hundred dollars, used car parts and a dream.   The film is rated PG-13 so it is for high school STEM students and older. Running time is 114 minutes.

The teacher discovers an underwater robotics competition and the students go for it!   Ultimately they find themselves competing with none other than that incredible university, MIT!

 

 

“It’s not like everyone can become what they wanted to be.” These are the first words Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda wrote for his screenplay about the author of a prize-winning first novel who wants to write another. But that prize-winning author Shinoda Ryôta has a problem: he gambles away all his money. He is not what he wanted to be.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing the Film Movement drama about a family, After the Storm. Running time is 117 minutes and the film is in Japanese with English subtitles. It is not rated but may be suitable for mature teens.

Ryôta is also a private detective so he can try to pay his bills. His father has just died and he visits his aging mother although he has little or no money to help her.  His gambling addiction also means he cannot pay child support to his ex-wife for their 11-year-old son whom he loves dearly. However she and his mother seem to be moving on with their lives. Then one night a major typhoon is threatening, the family must spend the night together in his mother’s apartment.   Will stormy discussions also be on the horizon?

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.

 

If you want to see Meryl Streep in a film she made at the beginning of her incredible career, watch the next movie at the Murphy Library. Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons play two actors involved in a relationship and at the same time, making a movie together. Their characters in the film live in 19th century England, and are also involved with each other. However Streep’s movie character is full of melancholy and who knows how things will turn out.

The library is showing The French Lieutenant’s Woman, the 1981 film based on a novel by John Fowles this Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m.   Running time is 124 minutes and the film is rated R. It was filmed throughout England, from London to the Lake District and from Devon to Dorset. Renowned screenwriter Harold Pinter wrote the script.

 

If you aspire to be a writer, the next movie at the Murphy Library answers that age-old question of what to write about. Just look around your hometown.

This Thursday, January 11 at 6 p.m. the library is showing The Help, a film with feeling about a young Southern woman named Skeeter who finishes college at Ole Miss during the 1960’s and returns to her hometown to start a writing career. Running time is 146 minutes and the film is rated PG-13. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Octavia Spencer.

Skeeter (Stone) soon realizes the African American women who work for the white families in her town have stories to tell. She writes them down and along the way makes new friendships with the maids while trying to keep her childhood friends. Nevertheless, these are changing times and everyone is caught up in them.


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