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COMING ATTRACTIONS

Fri. Feb.15th - 7:30 PM (Series ‘F’)
Sat. Feb. 16th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-1 & S-1)
Sat. Feb. 23rd - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-2 & S-2)
Oak View Room
Walnut Creek Library
[1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek]
For non-Members, a limited number of $12 general admission tickets will be available on a first-come basis, beginning 30 minutes before show times.

“BEST OF THE OSCAR SHORTS” - Audiences look forward to this show each year, it’s our pre-Oscar preview of the short film nominations by presenting a combination of animated, live-action and documentary shorts! We’ll have special audience ballots to vote for your favorites! Trailer

OUR MARCH SHOW

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Fri. March 15th - 7:30 PM (Series ‘F’)
Sat. March 16th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-1 & S-1)
Sat. March 23rd - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-2 & S-2)
For non-Members, a limited number of $12 general admission tickets will be available on a first-come basis, beginning 30 minutes before show times.

CAPERNAUM is one of five Oscar nominees and Lebanon’s submission for the Oscar “Best Foreign Language” film. A riveting tale of a 12-year old street-wise boy who sues his parent’s for having been born. This powerful film is on par with other titles we’ve brought to Walnut Creek from that part of the world, including “The Salesman” (2017), and “The Insult” (2018). Trailer

Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
A Life with a View

Like all bio-pics PAULA combines historical fact about the early 20th century expressionis artist with a filmmaker’s imagination that fills in those places of unknowing with universal themes found in what is most common and familiar to the human story. It is in this sense that PAULA is far more than an early women’s empowerment story, or pictorial lecture in art history. To read a Mountain Shadow review of our January selection, click on the photo above.

Sink, or Swim

In the comedic British film, “Swimming with Men,” stayin’ alive is the challenge facing Eric, a middle-aged accountant executive whose hum-drum career, marriage and family life has become so utterly and predictably dull and meaningless that his only escape is swimming solo laps after work. That is, until one day he finds himself sinking – both literally and metaphorically -- to the bottom of the pool. Then he opens his eyes and sees before him the unlikeliest form of re-immersion, initiation and rebirth. His revelatory discovery is that it’s all about coming alive once again, while he’s in the water. To read the full Mountain Shadow review, click on the image above.