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Saturday, October 25

  • Jimi: All Is by My Side

    4:00pm, 8:00pm

    Jimi: All Is by My Side
    "With Jimi: All Is By My Side, writer-director John Ridley tries to do for the rock biopic what Jimi Hendrix did for rock ‘n’ roll itself in the 1960s — explode it, redefine it, and help it find its best self. "
    - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine (Vulture)
    "An evocative, probing, enlightening, and impressionistic look at the lesser-known period of Hendrix’s life: the pivotal time from 1966-67 during which the musician discovered his style and voice. "
    - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
    "Liberated from playing the hits, Benjamin eloquently captures Hendrix’s emerging style without having to succumb to jukebox-musical opportunism. "
    - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
    "That’s something else Ridley and his actors do: make you appreciate what a life it was - impossibly short, impossibly brilliant. "
    - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
    "What moviegoers do get is a film both thoughtful and convincing, sympathetic but not flattering to a man who had just three years after this period’s end to make himself immortal. "
    - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Tracks

    3:30pm, 6:30pm

    Tracks
    "The desert trek in Tracks is as brutal as it is beautiful; the performance by Mia Wasikowska as raw as the reality. And the camels? If they don’t steal your heart it must be stone-hinged. "
    - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
    "The best part of Tracks — aside from the spectacular images, the succinct dialogue, the elegant filmmaking and the mysterious beauty of Mia Wasikowska’s performance — is what’s left unsaid. "
    - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
    "What’s on screen will leave you in a state of wonder. The sweeping cinematography surveys the cracked earth and Davidson’s chapped skin with equal intensity, as if to remind us how vulnerable we puny mortals are. "
    - Melissa Maerz, Entertainment Weekly
    "Alternately haunting, inspiring and dreamily meditative, this is a visually majestic film of transfixing moods and textures. "
    - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
    "Anchored by a fine and flinty performance from Mia Wasikowska, director John Curran’s gorgeously rendered adventure saga succeeds not only in capturing the harshness and wild beauty of Davidson’s journey, but also in mapping a delicate interior pathway into the heart of this most atypical explorer. "
    - Justin Chang, Variety
    "Whatever your movie plans, you miss Tracks at your aesthetic pleasure peril. It’s a truly outstanding cinema experience. "
    - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
    "Though dialogue is kept to a minimum, the deeply felt, complex performance by Mia Wasikowska and the assured direction of John Curran render the film — based on a true story — a riveting adventure, as well as a dreamy meditative saga. "
    - Claudia Puig, USA Today
  • The Skeleton Twins

    1:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:45pm

    The Skeleton Twins
    "One of the better movies to come along this year. "
    - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
    "What’s singular here isn’t that the stars are playing brother and sister, or that they stir such sublime and anxious joy from each other. It’s that the real love story isn’t even between the damaged-but-lovable characters. It’s between two profoundly depressed people and life itself. "
    - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
    "As we enter this season of big, important awards contenders that “matter,” The Skeleton Twins is a small, intimate gem that might truly matter. "
    - Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com
    "This is a smart movie about complicated people in search of something approaching inner peace. "
    - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
    "We already know Kristen Wiig can act. So the real revelation in The Skeleton Twins is Bill Hader, who turns in a performance so overflowing with poignancy that he deserves to be considered on any early awards list. "
    - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
    "Warm, funny, heartfelt and even uplifting, the film is led by revelatory performances from Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, both of them exploring rewarding new dramatic range without neglecting their mad comedic skills. "
    - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    11:00am

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    "As quintessentially English as fish ‘n’ chips and as sharp as a Wiltshire cheddar, the hysterically witty import Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is absolutely fabulous for the whole family. "
    - Melinda Ennis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    "So much modern animation is technically brilliant and yet comes off as cold and indifferent. But Wallace, Gromit, and the people and creatures in their world always look warm to the touch. Someone made, and moved, all those bunnies by hand. It’s impossible NOT to believe in them. "
    - Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
    "Wallace and Gromit are arguably the two most delightful characters in the history of animation. "
    - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
    "This movie is a treat; take the kids and have a grand day out. "
    - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
  • On the Waterfront

    1:00pm

    On the Waterfront
    "Indisputably one of the great American films, its power undiminished. "
    - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
    "One of the best acted efforts to come out of Hollywood during the 1950s. "
    - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Coming Soon

Pride

starts October 31

It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. [CBS Films]

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Beetlejuice (1988) @ THE GILLIOZ

starts October 31

The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). Tickets are $5 and available at the Gillioz box office starting at 7pm. The movie begins at 8pm.

Synopsis:Michael Keaton is the name in laughter from the hereafter as an obnoxious poltergeist conjured up to bedevil an unwanted family of oddballs. (Warner Bros)

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Laggies

starts November 7

Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell)

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The Spirit of the Beehive

starts November 8

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty

The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Heidi Backes will be presenting a discussion of the film.

SUMMARY: Eight-year-old Ana lives in a close-knit Castillian village with her daydreamer mother Teresa, older sister Isabel and father Fernando, who tends beehives for a living. After watching James Whale’s 1931 version of Frankenstein with Boris Karloff, little Ana becomes convinced that the monster in living in one of the nearby, rundown houses. When an escaped convict seeks refuge in one house, Ana believes she has finally met the monster of her nightmares.

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Moxie Mornings

starts November 8

Moxie Mornings: Fall
These hour-long kid-friendly events feature innovative short films and hands-on art-making for children ages 2-6. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nov. 8 at 9 a.m.

Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.

Special thanks to the Missouri Arts Council for their support of this program. Support also comes from Mama Jean’s, Bambinos, Greater Springfield Kids Directory, The Lady In Thread, and Christ Episcopal Church.

For information on how to sponsor a Moxie Kids event or to sign up for our Moxie Kids newsletter, email info@moxiecinema.com.

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)

starts November 14

An actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself

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Rosewater

starts November 14

A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

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Citizenfour

starts November 14

In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. [RADiUS-TWC]

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

starts November 15

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty

The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Peter Meidlinger will be presenting a discussion of the film.

SUMMARY: Through a series of military and political accidents, a psychotic general - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Hayden) - triggers an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia’s strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The U.S. President (Sellers) and Dr. Strangelove (Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man’s future, work with the Soviet premier in a desperate effort to save the world

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Beautiful Losers

starts December 13

This FREE screening sponsored by the Springfield Art Museum and is part of their Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition. Oklahoma based-artist Denny Schmickle selected this film and will be on hand afterward to discuss how work.

Beautiful Losers is a feature documentary film celebrating the independent and DIY spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground youth subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk rock, and hip-hop. This documentary tells the story of how a group of outsiders with little or no formal training and almost no conception or interest of the inner workings of the art world ended up having an incredible impact on the worlds of art, fashion, music, film, and pop culture. (sidetrack Films) C

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Christmas Vacation (at the Gillioz)

starts December 28

The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will kick off our winter run and we will have plenty of Mother’s on tap to keep you warm. Join the Griswold family for only $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at 8:00 PM.

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

starts February 21

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty

The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Rich Schur will be presenting a discussion of the film.

SUMMARY: RAISIN IN THE SUN is a groundbreaking drama celebrating the human spirit, featuring an electrifying performance by Academy Award(r) winner Sidney Poitier (Best Actor, Lilies of the Field, 1963). The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve theirpiece of the American Dream. [Columbia Pictures Industries]

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ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

Saturday, Oct 25 0:00 pm

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty

The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Kevin Henderson will be presenting a discussion of the film.

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