FRIDAY, NOV. 11th, 7:30 PM
SATURDAYS, NOV. 12th & 19th
OAK VIEW ROOM, WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
[1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek]
$12 General Admission
(available on a first-come basis, beginning at 7 PM)
[Free for Mountain Shadow Members - Info? See Member Tab]
Rotten Tomatoes rare critic's score: 100%. If you liked our October film, EL CLASICO, you'll love this one too!
Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival, with no current plans for U.S. commercial distribution, this wonderfully touching film is a Mountain Shadow exclusive you can't see anywhere else!
Brief Synopsis: Fusi is in his forties and yet has not yet found the courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks through everyday life, where routine is key. When a bubbly woman and an 8-year old girl unexpectedly enter his life, he is forced to take a leap. From Iceland, with English subtitles - NR - Drama - 94 min. Trailer.
COMING IN DECEMBER
FRIDAY, DEC. 9th, 7:30 PM
SATURDAYS, DEC. 10th & 17th
Again, from Mill Valley Film Festival, with no current plans for U.S. commercial distribution, this wonderfully quirky film is a holiday treat and Mountain Shadow exclusive you can't see anywhere else!
Brief Synopsis: After 40 years, Harold's successful business selling furniture, is bankrupt when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door. In anger and despair, he decides to go to Sweden to kidnap the IKEA-founder himself, Ingvar Kamprad. From Sweden, with English subtitles - NR - Comedy-Drama - 87 min. Trailer.
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A 2016 Calendar of our three screening dates each month is here.
Film Review & Commentary
As a place known only too well as one of international conflict and internal civil strife, modern day Iraq might seem an unlikely place for a film about two star-crossed lovers following an impossible dream. In fact, the director of El Clasico, Halkawt Mustafa, has described how filming on location in Baghdad’s “Green Zone” was interrupted numerous times by nearby bombings. At the same time, perhaps the point of the storyline is made all the more poignant and persuasive when the internal ways of the heart can withstand all the slings and arrows the outside world can heave, and still triumph in the end. With no U.S. commercial release for this film (only a few select festivals), this was Mountain Shadow's exclusive screening and selection for October, 2016. Click on the picture above to read the full review.
With the conclusion of our 2nd Annual Short Film Competition the weekend of September 16-17, the consensus is in: “Wow, ten spectacular films by some remarkable filmmakers!” All ten Finalists were winners for having beat out hundreds of other submissions; but you can click on the image above to find out the tallied results from the 300+ ballots cast from our three audiences.