Film explores Native American contributions to music history

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 mesillavalleyfilm.org.

August 4 – 10: Maudie
The true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and the unlikely romance between Maud and a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke).

August 11 – 17: Lost in Paris (Paris Pieds Nus)
(In French with subtitles and English) In the comic traditions of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, this is a fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.

August 18 – 24: My Cousin Rachel
(English and Italian with subtitles) A young Englishman (Sam Claflin) plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious, beautiful wife (Rachel Weisz), believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds him-self falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

August 25 – 31: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Note:: Saturday, August 26, no matinee. Thursday, August 31, 1:30 matinee with no evening show.

This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history-featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time-exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.