Each week, the Mesilla Valley Film Society 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. Please note the revised schedule: evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Exceptions: last Thursday of the month: 1:30 matinee but no evening show; last Saturday of the month: no matinee. Ticket prices are regular $7, senior/student $6, member $5, child $5, and Wednesdays $5.
January 29 – February 4: Trumbo
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were blacklisted for their political beliefs. Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, and Helen Mirren.
February 5 – 11: Carol
In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, and Sarah Paulson.
Schedule note: The theatre will be closed Friday, February 12.
February 13 – 18: The Danish Girl
The lives and work of Danish artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
February 19 – 25: 2016 Oscar Shorts
The MVFS presents five live action and five documentary short films nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards.
Schedule note: There will be no matinee Saturday, February 20, and no 7:30 screening Thursday, February 25; there will be a 1:30 matinee instead.
Saturday, February 20, 1:30 only: A Ballerina’s Tale
A documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise and her potentially career-ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.
February 26 – March 3: Difret (Amharic with subtitles, 99 minutes)
A lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent a 14-year-old girl who shot the man who had abducted her.
Schedule note: There will be no matinee February 27.