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High school students have shown the world recently how strong they are and the Murphy Library film this week offers another strong school story from back in the 1980’s.

Five students are ordered to come to school for detention all day long on a Saturday. They have nothing in come, nothing, that is, when the day begins. By the time the day ends they may have discovered how school and they themselves can change their lives.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing The Breakfast Club, a 1985 film by John Hughes starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Ally Sheedy. The film is rated R and running time is 97 minutes.

If you like solving puzzles, the next Murphy Library movie is just what your brain needs. A Harvard professor specializing in deciphering symbols wakes up with amnesia in a hospital in Italy. With the help of a young doctor, he soon realizes the world may be in danger of a madman releasing a global virus.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the library is showing Inferno, the latest action, adventure mystery based on a novel by Dan Brown. It stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. Running time is 121 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Professor Robert Langdon and Dr. Sienna Brooks race across Europe looking for clues to foil this disaster. They find symbols everywhere, from Palazzo Vecchio in Florence to the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, and all are tied to Dante, of course!

A wealthy New York heiress want to be an opera singer, but she has one problem: her terrible voice. She does have her husband on her side, and she finds a pianist ready to help her take on Mozart. However, she hits all the wrong notes and the audiences offer her laughs, not applause.

The Murphy Library is showing, Florence Foster Jenkins, with Meryl Streep in her latest comedy with feeling this Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m.   Running time is 111 minutes and the film is rated PG-13. Hugh Grant plays her husband. Simon Helberg from The Big Bang Theory plays the pianist.

Streep received an Oscar nomination for this role and the winner will be announced on February 26.   British director Stephen Frears has directed seven women in Oscar nominated performances and Helen Mirren won for The Queen. Now there may be another winner.

The Murphy Library is showing “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy of errors for the unattached at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Thursday.   It stars Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon and is rated PG.  Running time is 97 minutes.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Oscar Wilde wrote about the lies a single person tells to get a date long before Internet dating sites became popular when he wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest.”  The Irish-born playwright created Jack Worthing, a country gentleman who loves to go to London on the pretense of visiting his poor, down and out brother, “Earnest.”  Except, there is no brother.

In London, however, Jack keeps his country life private.  He introduces himself as “Earnest.”  After all, it’s 1890, and nobody can “google” him.

Earnest/Jack’s best London friend is Algy, who never met a bill he wanted to pay.  When Algy unexpectedly visits Jack’s country house to get ahead of the bill collectors, guess what name he decides to use.  You got it:  “Earnest.”  He tellls everyone he’s Jack’s brother.  Remember him?  The brother Jack was always visiting in London?

If you’re a little confused, don’t worry.  Wilde knew how to keep us unconfused while making us laugh.