The Mesilla Valley Film Society provides 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.
October 6 – 12: The Glass Castle
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton, 127 minutes, 2017
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Starring Bree Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.
October 13 – 19: The Trip To Spain
Director: Michael Winterbottom, 108 minutes
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.
October 20 – 26: Pop Aye
Director: Kirsten Tan, 104 minutes, 2017, in Thai with subtitles
On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.
Note: On Thursday, October 26, there is a 1:30 matinee with no evening show.
October 21: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.
Encore screenings at 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. only, This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history features some of the greatest music stars of our time.
October 27 – November 2: I Dream in Another Language
Director: Ernesto Contreras, 103 minutes, in Spanish with subtitles and English
A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language.
Note: On Saturday, October 28, there will be no matinee.