COMING ATTRACTIONS

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Fri. Jan.11th - 7:30 PM (Series ‘F’)
Sat. Jan. 12th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-1 & S-1)
Sat. Jan. 19th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-2 & S-2)

For non-Members, a limited number of $12 general admission tickets will be available on a first-come basis, beginning 30 minutes before show times.

A Mountain Shadow exclusive! In this inspirational bio-pic, young German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker is determined to make her own rules in her turn-of-the-20th-century world. Rejecting convention, she explores her own artistic style, as part of the early expressionist movement. The headstrong artist travels alone to modern Paris, with others, including poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Biography-Drama • 123 min. • In German & French, with English subtitles. Trailer

OUR FEBRUARY SHOW:

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Fri. Feb.15th - 7:30 PM (Series ‘F’)
Sat. Feb. 16th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-1 & S-1)
Sat. Feb. 23rd - 7:30 PM (Series M-2 & S-2)
For non-Members, a limited number of $12 general admission tickets will be available on a first-come basis, beginning 30 minutes before show times.

“BEST OF THE OSCAR SHORTS” - A Mountain Shadow favorite each year, we present a combination of animated, live-action and documentary short film nominations! Trailer

OUR MARCH SHOW

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Fri. March 15th - 7:30 PM (Series ‘F’)
Sat. March 16th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (Series M-1 & S-1)
Sat. March 23rd - 7:30 PM (Series M-2 & S-2)
For non-Members, a limited number of $12 general admission tickets will be available on a first-come basis, beginning 30 minutes before show times.

CAPERNAUM is Lebanon’s submission for the Oscar “Best Foreign Language” film. A riveting tale of a 12-year old street-wise boy who sues his parent’s for having been born. This powerful film is on par with other titles we’ve brought to Walnut Creek from that part of the world, including “The Salesman” (2017), and “The Insult” (2018). Trailer

Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
Sink, or Swim

In the comedic British film, “Swimming with Men,” stayin’ alive is the challenge facing Eric, a middle-aged accountant executive whose hum-drum career, marriage and family life has become so utterly and predictably dull and meaningless that his only escape is swimming solo laps after work. That is, until one day he finds himself sinking – both literally and metaphorically -- to the bottom of the pool. Then he opens his eyes and sees before him the unlikeliest form of re-immersion, initiation and rebirth. His revelatory discovery is that it’s all about coming alive once again, while he’s in the water. To read the full Mountain Shadow review, click on the image above.

VISION: For Those Who Have Eyes to See It

Adorableness is a given when it comes to puppy movies. It’s also the “Ahhhhh-factor” when people so much as walk past the movie poster of Dana Bachman and Don Hardy’s documentary, “Pick of the Litter.” But it’s serious business when highly bred litters begin their training at facilities like Guide Dogs of the Blind (San Rafael), or Guide Dogs of the Desert (Palm Desert, California). To read a review of Mountain Shadow’s selection for November, 2018, click on the image above.