Fri. AUGUST 11th - 7:30 PM
Sat. AUGUST 12th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat. AUGUST 19TH - 7:30 PM
[1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek]
$12 General Admission

A unique "Summer escape" film! "IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE" is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globefrom a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planetand inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

SPECIAL FEATURE The LA-based filmmaker, Patrick Shen, will present his film and engage audiences in Q&A (in person Aug. 12th/13th, and via Skpe on Aug. 20th).  As the filmmaker explains: "The film was shot and edited in a way that mimics our experience of the world when we are still; you won’t see any crane moves, sweeping drone shots, or pans. The overall rhythm of the film was carefully crafted with the human metabolism in mind. Ultimately, I hope that the film challenges audiences to slow down and on some level make the world new again for them."

This a unique Mountain Shadow show is being partially underwritten by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, and won't be found in any commercial Bay Area theaters! Documentary - 81 min. -vIn English and Japanese with English Subtitles. Trailer.

Looking ahead to September!











Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
A Time for Honesty, or    Payback, in time?

If honesty is its own reward, the payoff may be hard to measure sometimes. That is, until a full recompense is made for others who try to work both sides of the street between feigned pretense and downright duplicity. That’s the question that’s left up to the viewer to decide in the last few fleeting and startling seconds of Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Bulgarian film, “Glory.” This was Mountain Shadow's monthly film selection for July, 2017. Click on the image above to read the Review.

What’s in a Name?

[Mountain Shadow's show for June, 2017] - In Ken Lough’s newest, I Daniel Blake, the disabled and unemployed craftsman finds himself caught up in an unwieldy bureaucratic system that only identifies human beings as case numbers to be processed; rather than human beings to be lifted up when the vicissitudes of life’s happenstances have dealt them more than a blow or two.  Fortunately however, indifference is not impervious.  Click on the image above to read the full review.