Beatriz at Dinner stars Salma Hayek and John Lithgow

The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a not-for-profit organization, the mission of which is to provide independent, foreign, and documentary films to audiences in southern New Mexico and west Texas. The Fountain Theatre is located at 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, a half block south of the plaza. For more information call 524-8287, go to

September 1 – 7: Beatriz at Dinner (Director: Miguel Arteta, 82 minutes)
A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down. (IMDB) Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny, and Connie Britton.

September 8 – 14:A Ghost Story (Director: David Lowery, 92 minutes)
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. (IMDB) With Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

September 15 – 21:The Midwife (Director: Martin Provost, 117 minutes, in French with subtitles)
Claire is a tightly wound midwife who forms an unlikely friendship with Béatrice, her late father’s free-spirited mistress. Though polar opposites, the two women come to rely on each other after Béatrice reveals that she has brain cancer. Starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot.

September 22 – 28:Columbus (Director: Kogonada, 100 minutes)
A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams. Starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, and Rory Culkin.

Notes: There will be no screenings of Columbus on Sunday, September 23, and on Thursday, September 28, there is a 1:30 matinee, but no evening screening.

Sunday, September 24: Art House Theatre Day,
with three special films: The Animation Show of Shows, The Lovers, and Lucky. Go to for more information.

September 29 – October 5: Manhattan Short Film Festival
You be the judge at this global event — view and vote on the finalist films in this 20th annual international festival of short films. Visit the website, for details. Note: Saturday, September 30, there is no matinee.