Drama

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

| 2019 | 159 Minutes | | , ,
Written & Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Sunday August 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock) Monday August 26, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand) Tuesday August 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)BUY TICKETS

Now Playing at all 3 MV Film Society Theaters!  Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double…

SWORD OF TRUST

| 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins | | ,
Directed by Lynn Shelton
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Sunday August 25, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand) Monday August 26, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand) Tuesday August 27, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand) Wednesday August 28, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock) Thursday August 29, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)BUY TICKETS

When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. The two attempt to unload the object to…

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

| 2019 | 93 Minutes | | , ,
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Sunday August 25, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock) Monday August 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock) Tuesday August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand) Wednesday August 28, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand) Thursday August 29, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)BUY TICKETS

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church)….

JAWS – FINAL SHOW OF THE SUMMER!

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Friday August 30, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
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Fridays at the Capawock, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – SPECIAL ENCORE!

| 2019 | Running Time is 210 minutes with two intervals | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Saturday August 31, 2019, 7:30 PM
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SPECIAL ENCORE SCREENING – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The story of a family and a company that changed the world told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons. On a cold September morning…

MVIFF 2019 SPOTLIGHT: BIRDS OF PASSAGE (PÁJAROS DE VERANO)

| 2019 | 125 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

Tuesday September 03, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug…

MVIFF 2019 SPOTLIGHT: LORO (THEM)

| 2019 | 158 mins | | , ,
A Film by Paolo Sorrentino

Wednesday September 04, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world,…

MVIFF 2019: 3 FACES

| 2019 | 100 Minutes | | , ,
Directed and Written by Jafar Panhi

Friday September 06, 2019, 04:00 PM (Capawock)
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Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help–oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to…

MVIFF 2019: IN THE AISLES (In den Gängen)

| 2018 | 2 hrs 5 mins | | , ,
A Film by Thomas Stuber

Friday September 06, 2019, 6:30 PM (Capawock)
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When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, BABYLON BERLIN), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his…

MVIFF 2019: ALONE AT MY WEDDING (SEULE À MON MARIAGE)

| 2018 | 121 mins | | ,
Written & Directed by Marta Bergman

Friday September 06, 2019, 9:15 PM (MV Film Center)
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Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her…

MVIFF 2019: ASH IS PUREST WHITE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 16 mins | | , ,
Written & Directed by Zhangke Jia

Saturday September 07, 2019, 6:00 PM (Film Center)
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A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001…

MVIFF 2019: THE SOUVENIR

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | , ,
A Film by Joanna Hogg

Saturday September 07, 2019, 4:00 PM (Capawock)
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A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship…

MVIFF 2019: NON-FICTION (DOUBLES VIES)

| 2018 | 1 hr 48 mins | | , , ,
A Film by Olivier Assayas

Saturday September 07, 2019, 9:15 PM (Capawock)
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Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, NON-FICTION traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and…

MVIFF 2019: SIBEL

| 2019 | 95 Minutes | | ,
A film by Cagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

Sunday September 08, 2019, 12:00 PM (Film Center)
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25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be…

MVIFF 2019: FIG TREE

, | 2018 | 93 mins | | ,

Sunday September 08, 2019, 2:15 PM (Capawock)
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Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, FIG TREE follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She…

MVIFF 2019: EVERY DAY A GOOD DAY (NICHINICHI KORE KÔJITSU)

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Tatsushi Ohmori

Sunday September 08, 2019, 12:00 PM (Capawock)
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A college student finds solace in the meditative art of Japanese tea ceremonies.

MVIFF 2019: LUCKY GRANDMA with Director Sasie Sealy!

, | 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Sasie Sealy

Sunday September 08, 2019, 2:15 PM (Film Center)
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In the heart of Chinatown, New York, ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year–old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in,…

DOWNTON ABBEY – SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK with TEA & CAKE at 6:30 in Lobby!

| 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,

Thursday September 12, 2019, 7:30 PM (SNEAK PEEK)
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SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK SHOW SEPTEMBER 12 with TEA & CAKE SERVED at 6:30 in Lobby! Join us a few minutes early for a proper reception! This September, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important…

THE SOUVENIR

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | ,

A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship…

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

| 2019 | 2 Hrs. | |

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

DOWNTON ABBEY

| 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,

Friday September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM

This September, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS

| 2019 | 165 minutes | | ,

Thursday January 16, 2020, 7:30 PM
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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices…