“A mesmerically assured piece of filmmaking.” –Daily Telegraph
Writer-director Asghar Farhadi follows his Oscar-winning A SEPARATION with the story of the Iranian Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), who returns to Paris to finalize his divorce with Marie (Cannes best actress winner Bérénice Bejo, THE ARTIST) and awkwardly winds up sleeping in the chaotic house of Marie’s new boyfriend Samir, first becoming an observer of their relationship’s crises, and then a conflicted participant in them. All three sympathetically yearn to turn a new page and start afresh, and yet discover their destinies inexorably shaped by their past moral choices and emotional commitments. With Bergman-like mastery, Farhadi creates intricate mystery and devastating emotion out of a prosaic domestic situation. (Iran, 2013, 130m)
Thurs March 6: 5:00p, 7:45p (Final shows)
The Great Beauty
“An outlandishly entertaining hallucination” –New York Times
2014 OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - HELD OVER!!!
With echoes of Fellini, Italy’s Oscar submission follows writer Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) a permanent fixture in Rome's social circles
Thurs March 6: 2:00p
Fri-Sun March 7-9: 3:00p
Dallas Buyers Club
“A fierce celebration of the unpredictable power that belongs to the outcast, the despised, the pariah. That’s not a story of the ‘80s, it’s a story of always.” –Salon
2014 OSCAR WINNERS MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (BEST LEADING ACTOR) AND JARED LETO (BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR) - HELD OVER!
In 1985, Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof’s free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Ostracized by his friends, he takes matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments Matthew McConaughey stars in a tale of117m, DCP, FilmDistrict)
Thurs March 6: 4:00p*, 7:00p*
Fri March 7: 5:00p*
Sat March 8: 12:00p*, 5:00p*
Sun March 9: 5:00p*
Mon-Thurs March 10-13: 4:30p*
True story thriller starring Abigail Breslin. Georgie Henley and Mira Sorvino. On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls Toronto area town house to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumors and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began piecing together rumors that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers. (U.S., 2013, 98m, BluRay)
1:30p Thursday, March 6 only!
Santa Fe JIN presents My Neighbor Totoro
“One of the five best children’s films ever made.” –Roger Ebert
Upon arriving at a new house, two sisters discover a secret world of fantastical creatures living in the surrounding forest. Drawn from Shinto beliefs about balance, mind-bendingly inventive and filled with humor and majesty, Hayao Miyazaki’s film invokes all of the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world around us. Featuring the voices of Dakota and Elle Fanning and Tim Daly. (Japan, 1988, 86m, DCP, recommended for all ages)
11:00 am March 8 & 9, and March 15 & 16!
Winner, Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Editing, Israeli Oscars
A Palestinan teenager lives in the shadow of his brother, a resistance hero in the fight against Israeli occupation. But he also has been brought on as an “asset” by a clever but conflicted Israeli secret-service agent with whom he has seemingly developed a father-son friendship. Yuval Adler cowrote his debut with Arab journalist Ali Vakad, who spent years researching the crisis, and it works as a tense cat-and-mouse thriller, using sharp focus to show how both sides in this endless war use ruthless means to achieve their goals. But Adler also reveals another tragedy: the perpetual atmosphere of fear, paranoia and mistrust that forces everyone to question the loyalty of their own comrades and family. (Israel, 2013, 100m)
Starts March 7
Fri-Sun March 7-9: 12:45p, 6:00p, 8:15p
Mon-Weds March 10-12: 5:30p, 7:45p
Thurs March 13: 3:15p, 5:30p, 7:45p
“A film of multiple layers and multiple mysteries … an utterly fantastical story rendered utterly plausible, and gripping.“ –IndieWire
Germany’s Oscar submission, this too-strange-to-be-true historical drama stars the great Liv Ullmann in a tale of a woman pulled back into a wartime era when children were taken from their families. It’s an unforgettable tale of compromised morals, reconciliation and continuous twists. (Germany, 2013, 97m, DCP, IFC Films)
Starts March 7
Fri-Sun March 7-9: 2:30p*, 7:30p*
Mon-Thurs March 10-13: 7:00p*
Creative Capital Brunch with Ruby Lerner
In 1999, Creative Capital embarked on a mission to reinvent cultural philanthropy and to support innovative artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines, and in the 15 years since has committed $30 million of awards to 530 artists and helped another 7,000 through its Professional Development Program. Ruby Lerner, the organization's founder and Executive Director, will discuss Creative Capital's ongoing projects and answer questions in this casual discussion intended for Northern New Mexico's artists. Coffee and pastries will be served.
10:30am Sunday, March 9! Free, first come first served!