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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

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”



FRIDAY. JAN. 5th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. JAN. 6th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. JAN. 13th - 7:30 PM

THE INLAND ROAD (2017) - Still playing the festival circuit (Berlin, Seattle, Mill Valley & more ...), Mountain Shadow has snagged this touching film from New Zealand about what it means to be family and 'at home.'  After surviving a nasty car accident, Tia has nowhere to go. Estranged from her mother and rejected by her father, she attempts to befriend the strangers involved in the accident. Caught between the innocence of youth and the immaturity of young adulthood, this is a coming-of-age story that is both authentic and poignant. NR - 79 min. Trailer


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FRIDAY. FEB. 9th - 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. FEB. 10th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY. FEB. 17th - 7:30 PM

Oscar nominations fwill be announced Jan. 23rd, and Mountain Shadow will bring the best of the animated, live-action and documentary short films for our February shows; in advance of the Oscar Awards on Feb. 24th. Always one of the favorite shows all year! Trailer


















Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
Lend Me Your Ear

LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. First shot as a live action film with actors, the film was then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The story line is a standard murder mystery. The total charm of the film, however, is to be found less in the who-done-it-if-Vincent-didn’t storyline; and more in the manner in which each character vividly comes to life as if van Gogh had painted them through his own artistic eye, in his own style. The film was Mountain Shadow's selection for November, 2017. Click on the image above to read a Mountain Shadow review. 

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.