COMING ATTRACTIONS

Fri. JULY 14th - 7:30 PM
Sat. JULY 15th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat. JULY 22nd - 7:30 PM
OAK VIEW ROOM,
WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
[1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek]
$12 General Admission

(available on first-come basis, beginning 30 min. before showtime)
[Free for Mountain Shadow Members - Info? See Membership Tab]

 In a suspenseful political drama, when a reclusive railway worker finds millions spilled on the tracks and turns it in to the authorities, a PR exec for the Transport Ministry uses him as a diversion from a corruption scandal. Non-rated - From Bulgaria with English Subtitles 101 min.

 This show also includes the “Best Animated Short” from the San Francisco Int’l Film Festival, “Hot Dog Hands”

 This show also includes the “Best Animated Short” from the San Francisco Int’l Film Festival, “Hot Dog Hands”

Looking ahead to August!

Fri. AUGUST 11th - 7:30 PM
Sat. AUGUST 12th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat. AUGUST 19TH - 7:30 PM
OAK VIEW ROOM,
WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
[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
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.

“Faire le Pitre” [Clowning Around]

A review of "LOST IN PARIS." [Mountain Shadow's show for May, 2017] - While the film-making team of Abel and Gordon don’t credit Chaplin directly as the inspirational source for their latest work, they readily acknowledge they are part of what they call the professional “actor-clown” tradition; with what they themselves dub as “burlesque comedy.” In this, their latest film, the dialogue is minimal; leaving facial expression and body movement to tell a tale that’s sheer comic delight. This was Mountain Shadow's selection for May, 2017. Click on the image above to read the review.