"Only by crossing the desert can we find ourselves."
Directors Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato
FRIDAY. JULY 13th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. JULY 14th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. JULY 21st - 7:30 PM
OAK VIEW ROOM, WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
(1644 N. Broadway)
Free for film sociey members. $12 General Admission tickets available on a first-come basis, starting 30 minutes before show times.
LA NOVIA DEL DESIERTO (THE DESERT BRIDE) From Argentina / Chile - Starring Paulina Garcia (from the earlier film, “Gloria” shown at Mountain Shadow in 2015). Synopsis: 54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation. Non-rated - 78 min. - English Subtitles Trailer
Film Review & Commentary
Life Lessons? What’s the worth of a teacher? In Santiago Rizzo’s autobiographical drama, an abused 12 year old graffiti addict has his life turned around by a humble middle school teacher and football coach in Berkeley; who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. “Quest” was Mountain Shadow’s selection for June, 2018. To read the Review, click on the image above.
From Chile, Oscar winning “Best Foreign Language Film,” A Fantastic Woman is a readily recognizable love story; including a tragic twist. It is one in which one lover is lost to the other; with the one left behind having to learn how to muster the strength and courage to carry on alone. The unfolding drama is subsequently one that seeks the answer to a question with which anyone who has ever mourned can identify. How shall one grieve? And specifically with the particular set of circumstances in this story, how will Marina, a transgender person, be allowed to grieve the death of Orlando? This fantastic film was Mountain Shadow’s selection for May, 2018. Click on the image above to read the review.