Coming Attractions: 

2 Screenings - Friday, Sept 19th • 7:30 PM
& Saturday, Sept 20th • 7:30 PM

Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

Voted "Best Film” at the recent 4th Beijing International Film Festival, Canadian filmmaker, Richie Mehta's Siddharth is the spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one father’s journey across India in search of his son.  

Non-rated • 97 mins • Canada / India • In Hindi with English subtitles.  Watch the trailer here.  

As a counterpoint to our sobering tale feature film -- and also Voted Best-Animated Short at Palm Springs International Short Film Fest in June -- Norwegian animator Frank Mosvold’s BENDIK and the MONSTER. will offer a classic light-hearted child’s tale of how looks can be deceiving. Imagine a not-so-scary monster who is just a a wanabe crooner in disguise!

Non-rated • 10 min • From Norway • English subtitles.


Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
No Expectations

Commentary on the Film: Gloria
By Mountain Shadow director, John Bennison

“It’s so nice to see an adult love story and a middle-aged woman as the heroine of a film. Until you see it, you don’t realize how rare that is. Gloria is someone you would like to go have a drink with.” 
                          Peggy Hora, Mountain Shadow member and Board VP

Mountain Shadow screened this film for audiences in August, 2014.

Click on the image above to read the full commentary.

 

Backseat Driver

A COMMENTARY ON THE FILM, “LOCKE”
By Mountain Shadow Director, John Bennison

Played by the very capable actor, Tom Hardy, Ivan Locke is a construction foreman and indispensable part of an impending project, when he suddenly leaves work one night, jumps in his car and leaves everything behind; including his job, home, wife and children. While he’s in the driver’s seat on what clearly turns out to be anything but a joy ride, he himself will be driven by something far more important to him than everything else he’s willing to risk losing or giving up.

Click on the image above to read the full commentary.