The MVFS 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.
June 2 – 8: The Zookeeper’s Wife (Director: Niki Caro, 127 minutes, 2017)
The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the 1939 German invasion. (IMDB) Starring Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh.
June 9 – 15: Noman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Director: Joseph Cedar, 118 minutes, 2016)
The new film by Academy Award-nominated director Joseph Cedar is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man (Richard Gere) whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive — a need to matter. (Sony Pictures Classics, sonyclassics.com)
June 16 – 22: A Quiet Passion (Director: Terence Davies, 126 minutes, 2016)
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. (IMDB) Starring Cynthia Nixon, Keith Carradine, and Jennifer Ehle.
June 23 – 29: Kedi (Director: Ceyda Torun, 79 minutes, 2017, in Turkish with subtitles)
A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the cat. (IMDB) Note: Saturday, June 24, no matinee; Thursday, June 29, 1:30 matinee; no evening show.