COMING ATTRACTIONS

"LOST IN PARIS"

Fri. May 12th - 7:30 PM
Sat. may 13th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat. may 20th - 7:30 PM
OAK VIEW ROOM,
WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
[1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek]
$12 General Admission

(available on first-come basis, beginning 30 min. before showtime)
[Free for Mountain Shadow Members - Info? See Membership Tab]

"A film that’s Chaplin-esque, while somewhat reminscent of Harold & Maude, and with a little bit of La-La-Land thrown in for good measure, it’s just plain fun!"
-- Mountain Shadow Director, John Bennison

Opening in Bay Area theaters in June, Mountain Shadow has snagged another one early!  In whimsical comedic style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and an affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights. Comedy - NR - 83 Min - Subtitles - Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TC5XV494xI

EXTRA: Our May show also includes a charming animated short film from France, “RUBATO” A street musician lives in poverty and loneliness. After an encounter with a stray dog, his life is about to take another turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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