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Jo is a 25-year-old DJ from Berlin who moves to the Spanish island of Ibiza in the 1990’’s to work in a club called Amnesia, a place to forget your troubles and dance to the latest electronic music. One day he meets a neighbor of his, Martha. She has lived alone on the island for forty years. Unbeknownst to Jo, Martha is also German, but she has refused to acknowledge that or even speak her native language. Instead, they speak English.

The Murphy Library is showing the monthly Film Movement selection, Amnesia, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 96 minutes. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. The film is in French, German, Spanish and Russian with subtitles in English.

Martha has her own self-induced amnesia due to the horrors she encountered in Germany during World War II. She wants nothing to do with her country. Nevertheless, she is drawn into Jo’s world of music and even joins his family for dinner when they visit, but soon the conversations get heated and memories come back.

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One day a happy seven-year-old boy finds that he is no longer an only child, and no longer happy.   A new baby boy has arrived at his home.   However, this baby is wearing a suit and tie. Worst of all, he is barking out orders. What is going on here?

The Murphy Library is showing The Boss Baby, an animated family comedy this Thursday at 6 p.m. Alec Baldwin is the voice of the new baby. Running time is 97 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The older brother is very suspicious and keeps wondering, where did this baby brother come from.  Finally he realizes the baby can really talk and proceeds to tell his older brother his biggest concern, the CEO of the Puppy Company and what this man is planning.   Children will laugh all the way and so will everyone else.

It is 1962 in Poland and a young woman named Anna is a few days away from taking her vows to become a nun. She has spent all her life in a Catholic orphanage without any family, that is, until now. She is informed that she has an aunt named Wanda and goes to meet her. As they sit at her kitchen table, Wanda tells Anna that she is Jewish.

The Murphy Library is showing Ida, an award-winning Polish film Thursday at 6 p.m. It won the Oscar in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, the first time ever for a Polish film. Running time is 82 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Anna and Wanda go in search of what happened to her parents. Wanda, a former state prosecutor only feels cynicism.   Anna, sheltered from the world, knows nothing about life.  But as they learn more about each other, they also discover their inner selves.

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski made the film in black and white, giving it a feeling of looking at old family pictures, and offering a story that will stay in your mind long after.

 

After a serious ski accident, Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center, where she becomes dependent on the staff and also on pain relievers. But it is not just her knee that hurts. She spends time remembering the ten years she spent falling in love and then feeling destroyed by that crazed man who stole her heart.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, My King, a 2015 French romance. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In French with subtitles in English. Filmed throughout France.

The film follows Tony’s memories of her first dates with Georgio, their laughter and passion.   They fell madly in love and she did not stop to ponder the downside. But soon it was hard to miss.

 

The week of April 9 to 15, 2017, is National Library Week and to celebrate the Murphy Library is showing a movie about a librarian.  She lives in a small town, a long way from Murphy, and hosts a murder mystery book club because those are her favorite books.

The library is showing Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, a movie starring Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 120 minutes. This is a murder mystery but graphic violence is not shown.

The librarian and the book club members enjoy their books. Then something bad happens to one of members and the librarian desperately tries to solve the mystery.

The Murphy Library is showing a Film Movement selection that celebrates the wonderful moments of a long marriage this Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The documentary, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, comes from South Korea and follows fifteen months of the marriage. The husband, Byeong-man Jo, is 98 years old, and his wife, Kang Gye-Yeol is 89.   They’ve been together for 76 years and still can make each other laugh and hold each other when they cry.

They live in their own home in the countryside and do all the housework, even chopping wood. The film follows their day-to-day activities, as well as their thoughts about growing old. Most of all, they carry on caring for each other.

Running time is 86 minutes and the film is not rated.

A divorced mom has two young kids to raise and crazy parents of her own to deal with. However, in spite of the chaos in her life, her creative side never stops coming up with ideas. Maybe one will change her life.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Joy, a 2015 film about an inventor who is also a mom, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.
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