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Karen Blixen grew up in Denmark and spent her early years traveling and studying throughout Europe.   However, when she married, her husband’s parents gave the couple a coffee plantation in Africa, and she discovered a world full of the beauty and adventures she craved. Years later she would write a book about her life in Kenya.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Out of Africa, the film that won seven Academy Awards and is based on the memoir by Karen Blixen of life in Africa. The film is rated PG and running time is 161 minutes. John Barry’s award-wining score, along with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, makes the time go fast.



The Murphy Library is showing an academy award-winning picture this Thursday. It won best picture, best director and best screenplay ——over 75 years ago!

Check out these quotes from the film and see how long it takes you to name it.

First: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Next, “Round up the usual suspects.”

Next, “We’ll always have Paris.”

Finally, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Yes, it’s Casablanca! This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing this World War II romantic drama about refugees fleeing the Nazis by way of Morocco. This 1943 film is rated PG for mild violence. Running time is 102 minutes. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star.  It’s a winner!


A young girl named Ida has never met her father but she knows he is a rodeo rider. She is at a rebellious age and soon goes searching for him. She finds more about herself along the way.

This Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Cowgirls ‘N Angels, a movie for anyone who loves horseback riding, especially fathers and daughters. The film is rated PG and running time is 92 minutes. Bailee Madison and James Cromwell star.

Ida encounters the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a group of all girl rodeo riders and after getting to know her skills, they eagerly invite her to join them.  Now she has a whole new family and who knows what the future will bring.


The Murphy Public Library is showing an emotional war film by award-winning director Ang Lee about a young soldier surviving an Iraq war battle and called a hero. But his flashbacks tell how difficult being a hero is.

The library is showing Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk this Thursday at 6 p.m.  The film is rated R and running time is 113 minutes.


Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing Loving, the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple married in the late 1950’s, and later arrested for having an interracial marriage. They fight for their right to marry all the way to the Supreme Court. Running time 123 minutes. Rated PG-13.

When fishermen on a Polynesian island can no longer catch fish and crops are not growing in the fields, the only daughter of the chief investigates. She realizes a demigod has stolen the heart of a goddess and that has affected the whole island. She sails over the ocean to convince him to give the heart back.

The Murphy Library is showing Moana, an animated adventure comedy with award-winning music this Thursday at 6 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 107 minutes. It received 16 awards and was nominated 81 times in festivals around the country.

One winner was Dwayne Johnson who voices the demigod, Maui. Another winner was Auli’i Cravalho, a 15-year-old actress from Hawaii who was the last one among hundreds who auditioned for the part.

The music and songs will make your day better, especially since Lin-Manuel Miranda composed and sings them. He is the leading actor and creative force behind “Hamilton” on Broadway and has a way with words and a beat that won’t let you down.

Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing Film Movement’s suspenseful drama from Singapore, Apprentice, about a young correctional officer at a high security prison who becomes the apprentice to the chief executioner. Running time 115 minutes. In Malay with English subtitles. Not rated but not appropriate for children.