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Library movie set in Durham, NC


The late writer Horton Foote visited Durham during the downturn in the economy and noticed all the empty warehouses around town.  He was writing a screenplay based in the North Carolina city, and those warehouses gave him a story.

The Murphy Library is showing Main Street, a quiet film about restarting the economy of a southern town this Thursday at 6 p.m.  The film is rated PG and running time is 92 minutes.

The fear of what the future brings is most evident during a recession.  In this film it grows from a company looking for a place to store its hazardous waste.  The upside is that this is a chance to hear actor Colin Firth, who plays the company man, with a Texas accent!  Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Orland Bloom and Amber Tamblyn also star.

Go to www.friendsofmurphylibrary.wordpress.com to see the trailer.


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The Friends of Murphy Public Library

is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to raise funds in support of our local library.

​We run regular sales of items donated to the library, PotLuck dinners and other fund-raising activities throughout the year.

The money raised goes to maintain and upgrade our Computer Lab, Genealogy Room and general facilities, and refresh and enhance our collection of adult, teen and children's books,  audiobooks and movies.

"The Friends of Murphy Public Library" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Address: 9 Blumenthal Street, Murphy NC 28906. 
Phone: 828-837-2417
Web: www.friendsofmurphylibrary.com  
Email: fol.murphy@gmail.com

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