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.
December 2 – 8: Denial (Director: Mick Jackson, 110 minutes)
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving (Timothy Spall), a renowned denier, sues her for libel. (IMDB) Also starring Tom Wilkinson.
Note: There is no 7:30 screening on Sunday, December 4.
December 9 – 15: A Man Called Ove (Director: Hannes Holm, 116 minutes, in Swedish with subtitles)
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. (IMDB)
December 16 – 22: Coming Through the Rye (Director: James Steven Sadwith, 97 minutes)
In 1969, the Holden Caulfield-obsessed Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff ) runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger (Chris Cooper). Inspired by actual events, Jamie’s search becomes a journey of sexual awakening, love and loss. (IMDB)
December 23 – 29: The Eagle Huntress (Director: Otto Bell, 87 minutes, in Kazakh with subtitles)
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries. (Rotten Tomatoes)
Note: The theatre will be closed December 24 – 25.
December 30 – January 5: The Handmaiden (Director Park Chan-wook, 144 minutes, in Korean and Japanese with subtitle)
Loosely based on Sarah Water’s Fingersmith, the film follows a woman who is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but is secretly involved in a plot to defraud her. (IMDB)
Note: This movie is free for current members. The theatre will be closed December 31.