Lady in the Van at Fountain Theatre stars Maggie Smith

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. Films are shown 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. See changes to schedule listed for the particular shows.

April 1 – 7: The Lady in the Van (104 minutes, director: Nicholas Hytner)
This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) and Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), who parked her van in Bennett’s driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

April 8 – 14: Rams (93 minutes, director: Grimur Hákonarson, Icelandic with subtitles.) This film is free to MVFS members.
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them: their sheep.

April 15 – 21: Dough (94 minutes, director: John Goldschmidt)
An old Jewish baker (Jonathan Pryce) struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

April 22 – 28: Where to Invade Next (120 minutes, director: Michael Moore) Note: Thursday, April 28, 1:30 matinee; no evening show.
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer.

April 29 – May 5: Embrace of the Serpent (El Abrazo de la Serpiente) (123 minutes, director: Ciro Guerra, Spanish/Portuguese/German/Catalan/Latin with subtitles). Saturday, April 30: no matinee.
Embrace of the Serpent features the encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists.