The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a not-forprofit 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. 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. For more information, call 524-8287, or go to mesillavalleyfilm.org.
January 6 – 12: Moonlight (Director: Barry Jenkins, 111 minutes) A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the War on Drugs era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. (IMDB)
January 13 – 19: The Pickle Recipe (Director: Michael Manasseri, 97 minutes) Veteran actors Lynn Cohen and David Paymer join some new faces in this ethnic comedy set around a Jewish deli in Detroit. Desperate for cash, a party emcee is corrupted by his shameless uncle to steal his grandmother’s top secret pickle recipe. (IMDB)
January 20 – 26: Things To Come (Director: Mia Hansen-Love, 102 minutes, in French, German and English with subtitles) Note: Thursday, January 26, 1:30 matinee; no evening screening. A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. (IMDB) Starring Isabellle Huppert and Andre Marcon.
January 27 – February 2: Seasons (Directors: Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, 97 minutes, in French with subtitles) Note: Saturday, January 28, no matinee French co-directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s millennia-spanning Seasons does for beasts of the land what their Winged Migration and Oceans did for those of the air and sea. (Variety)