Glory in the beauty of the Earth in Antartica: A Year on Ice

SWS Report | February, 2015 | Arts, Community Calendar


Each week, the Fountain Theatre presents a film you won’t see in other local movie theaters. The Fountain Theatre is one block south of the Mesilla Plaza at 2469 Calle de Guadalupe. Show times are evenings at 7:30, Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are regular $7, senior/student $6, member $5, child $5, and Wednesdays $5.

February 6 – 12: Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015, Live Action and Animated
Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation and Live Action categories for 2014.).

antarticaFebruary 13 – 19: Antartica: A Year on Ice
(Director: Anthony Powell, English, 91 min.)

If beauty and revelation is your bottom line, Anthony Powell’s rhapsodic Antarctica: A Year on Ice will prove a grand time at the movies, a tour of the ends of the Earth and the marvels above it — a glimpse at the one spot on our planet that has, until recent years, carried on as if we had never been here at all. — Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

February 20 – 26: Two Days, One Night
(Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, French, Arabic with English subtitles, 95 minutes)

Marion Cotillard plays Sandra, a married woman with children who returns to work at a factory after a breakdown, only to find that management have effectively made her the sacrificial victim. They’re proposing to fire Sandra and make everyone else work harder, with a 1,000-euro bonus as a sweetener. Solidarity is what the film is about; solidarity is what Sandra is trying to achieve as her emotional state comes to pieces, through a majority vote in a democratic election. — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

February 27 – March 5: Goodbye to All That
(Director: Angus MacLachlan, English, 87 minutes)

Otto (Paul Schneider) has a job, a marriage and is a loving father to his nine-year-old daughter, Eddie. Just a tad irresponsible and perennially unlucky, Otto’s not quite unreliable, but also a bit defective. A careless driving accident appears to be keeping in character. So Otto is blindsided when wife Annie (Melanie Lynskey) files for divorce. And so begins Otto’s post-divorce journey: one full of confusion, marital heartache, liberating sex, newfound relationships, parental anguish and exciting/scary new beginnings. — Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist



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