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 Mountain Shadow’s 5th Annual Short Film Competition! Eleven Finalists selected by 22 volunteer jurors from 615 submissions will come from all over the country to present their outstanding animated, live-action and documentary short films for audience balloting and awards! Our special September shows will all be held over one weekend on: 
Friday, Sept. 20th - 7:30 PM and
Saturday, Sept. 21st - 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Las Lomas High School Theater
[1460 S. Main St., Walnut Creek - Free parking available in the High School lot]
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. NOTE: Friday night screening will have the most general admission seats available!

“Meet the Filmmakers” Special Event - Capital One Café (one of our corporate sponsors) will host a free Reception open to all between the two Saturday shows, September 21st, from 5:30 - 7 PM, 1139 Main St. (across from the Apple store and next to Anthropologie). Beverages and light appetizers served. Drop by and meet this year's Finalists!


Based on a true story, a suspense thriller that could make Hollywood jealous!

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Friday, Oct. 11th - 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 19th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Walanut Creek Library (1644 N. Broadway)
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.

“BALLOON” - Synopsis: It’s Summer, 1979, in Thüringen, Germany. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border. The Stasi finds traces of the attempted escape and launches immediately an investigation, while the two families are forced, under extreme time pressure, to build a new escape balloon. The Stasi get closer and closer each day – a nerve-racking battle against the clock begins… - Thriller, Historical - 125 min. - from Germany – 2019 In German, English Subtitles Trailer

Film Review & Commentary

Film Reviews
Scripts for Life

Mountain Shadow’s film selection for August, 2019, takes as its premise the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and then proceeds to bill itself as a romantic comedy with such an inflammatory title as “Tel Aviv on Fire.” Dubbed by several critics as a biting satire poking fun at ethnic and political divisions that are nonetheless infatuated with the twists and turns of the same soap operas on television, Sameh Zoabi’s film goes deeper. To read the full Review, click on the image above.

Night Stocker, and a Slice of Life

“In the Aisles” is a quiet little film about the lives of ordinary people. Based on a short story by Clement Meyers, it is told with subtle humor, pathos and charm. It was Mountains Shadow’s film selection for July, 2019. To read the Mountain Shadow review, click on the image above.