COMING ATTRACTIONS

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FRIDAY. FEB. 9th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. FEB. 10th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. FEB. 17th - 7:30 PM
OAK VIEW ROOM, WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
(1644 N. Broadway)
$12 Non-member tickets on sale on a first-come basis 30 minutes before show times. Members have guaranteed seats for their selected Series. For membership info, click on the tab above.

Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 23rd, and Mountain Shadow will bring the "Best"  of the animated, live-action and documentary short films and present a variety program at our February shows; and in advance of the Oscar Awards on March. 4th. Trailer  NOTE: Always one of the favorite shows all year. Members are guaranteed seats for their subscribed Series, but general admission tickets for some dates do sell out. Come early!

AND, OUR UPCOMING SHOW FOR MARCH:
Opens Jan. 26th in San francisco, but mountain shadow brings LEBANON'S OSCAR NOMINATION FOR"BEST FOREIGN FILM"  exclusively to the walnut creek area!

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FRIDAY. MARCH 16th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. MARCH 17th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. MARCH 24th - 7:30 PM

Oscar-Nominated for "Best Foreign Language Film." Synopsis: In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. Drama - Rated R - 112 min. - English sub-titles. Trailer

OUR UPCOMING SHOW FOR APRIL:

"...a one-man tour-de-force.” - IMDB
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FRIDAY. APRIL 13th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. APRIL 14th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. APRIL 21st - 7:30 PM

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Official Selection: American Documentary Film Festival, 2018 - When Matteo's life falls apart, he moves into a 1985 VW van, traces his roots to Naples, birthplace of pizza, and discovers "arrangiarsi," the art of making something from nothing. He realizes he's not only "living the film," but needs to master arrangiarsi to survive.  Documentary - NR - 96 min. - Trailer.  SPECIAL FEATURE: the filmmaker, Matteo Troncone, will appear in person, present the film and engage the audience at all four screenings!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
Home Away from Home

Journey, home and homecoming are universal themes, portrayed time and again in a stock story line. But they can be all the more powerful when depicted with characters who were once total strangers; but now find themselves thrown together by misfortune that becomes the catalyst for a semblance “family” where one never existed before. Such is the story line in Jackie van Beek’s slow-burn film, “The Inland Road.” To read a review of Mountain Shadow's selection for January, 2018, click on the image above.

Serious Monkey Business

Nearly sixty years ago, words like “liberated” -- let alone “empowered” -- were terms hardly associated with a woman’s role in Western society.  Now, in an era when TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” are a group of women known as “The Silence Breakers,” it’s almost quaint to recall the scientific community’s surprise when a young British secretary with no formal training in their field made the cover of The National Geographic magazine in 1965. To read a review of Brett Morgen's documentary, JANE, click on the image above.