FRIDAY. MARCH 16th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. MARCH 17th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. MARCH 24th - 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-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
A big hit at the recent Mill Valley Film Festival, the filmmaker himself brings this film to Walnut Creek!
FRIDAY, april 13th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. april 14th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. april 21st - 7:30 PM
Official Selection: American Documentary Film Festival, 2018: "Arrangiarsi - Pizza and the Art of Living."
From the Bay Area to Italy, Matteo Troncone searches for the meaning of life in this engaging, intimate documentary. Is it any surprise to discover that pizza is the answer? Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and star Troncone begins his fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no home. While living in his VW van on the streets of Mill Valley, he decides there is only one thing to do: trace his roots to Naples and learn the secret of Neapolitan pizza. Once there, he discovers the art of Arrangiarsi, the process of arranging yourself to make something from nothing. We meet a colorful crew of characters, from street artists to pizza makers, who find a way to live and love in the most joyful ways, regardless of circumstance. This delightful documentary combines a healthy smattering of foodie passion, intense Italian history, and quirky Neapolitans to tell the tale of one man’s journey to find himself, and the greatest pizza on earth."Documentary - NR - 96 min. - Trailer. SPECIAL FEATURE: the filmmaker, Matteo Troncone, will appear in person at all four screenings to present the film and engage the audience at all four screenings!
Film Review & Commentary
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.
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.