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.).
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