"A one-of-a-kind work of art." - Variety

"Hypnotic and beguiling." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times


FRIDAY. NOV. 10th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. NOV. 11th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. NOV. 18th - 7:30 PM
Oak View Room,
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway St., Walnut Creek
$12 General Admission

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story.  65,000 frames of the film are hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters. First shot as a live action film with actors, scenes are then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent’s famous portraits, , bringing these characters into the medium of paint. Animation, Mystery, Biopic- PG-13 -   94 min. Trailer


This show includes a delightful stop-motion animated short by Cait Davis, “Little Big Sky”  


FRIDAY. DEC. 8th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. DEC. 9th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. DEC. 16th - 7:30 PM
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway St., Walnut Creek
$12 General Admission

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It took a woman to unlock the secret of early man, so goes the promotional tagline for this film that's been described as  "Wondrous, Stirring, and truly moving." (Hollywood Reporter). Chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall challenges the scientific consensus of her time and revolutionizes our understanding of the natural world in the acclaimed documentary JANE. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage, and set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.Trailer

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This show includes the animated short by Pete Zhou, “Karma”














Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
Poetry in Motion

When I see a limber ballet artist bend themselves in half or defy gravity by flying through the air like a leaping gazelle as a form of human expression, it is nothing short of pure poetry in motion.  Capture such visual expression with the eye of a director’s camera and a realistic script and you have the makings of a good film like “Polina.” This was Mountain Shadow's selection for October, 2017. To read the Review, click on the image above.

3rd Annual Short Film Competition

Mountain Shadow's 3rd Annual Short Film Competition was held on September 15th & 16th in the Las Lomas High School Theater. Thirteen filmmakers from across the country (as well as Nils from Belgium) presented their terrific collection of short films to a total audience of nearly 600! Each film was a winner in its own right. Click on the photo above to read the results of the combined audience ballots from the two shows and awards presented to the filmmakers! To read the full review, click on the image above. To watch a YouTube presentation of the filmmaker's personal statements about their works, click here.