Thursday, December 5
starts November 9
Moxie Mornings: WINTER/SPRING
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. 9 at 10 a.m.
Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.
Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.
March 8 at 10 a.m.
March 22 at 10 a.m.
April 5 at 10 a.m.
Special thanks to the Missouri Arts Council for their support of this program. Support also comes from Good Girl Art, Wieland Studio, Mama Jean’s, Bambinos, Greater Springfield Kids Directory, the Springfield Art Museum, Meek Chiropractic, and the Springfield Regional Arts Council.
For information on how to sponsor a Moxie Kids event or to sign up for our Moxie Kids newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
starts December 6
Blue is the Warmest Color centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. [IFC Films]
starts December 12
Buy tickets online here.
Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock’s puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love, and coffee. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows band leader/drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson and his “caffeinated retardedness” as he pushes his rotating door of bandmates to “achieve ALL,” his philosophy of going for greatness at all costs. Stevenson is a force to be reckoned with, proving that not even a grapefruit-sized brain tumor can keep him down. Interviews with the band, along with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and many more reveal the story of a band—if not THE band—responsible for pop-punk as you know it.
Showing at the Moxie one night only.
starts December 13
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
starts December 13
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. [Sony Pictures Classics]
starts December 20
“NEBRASKA” is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it’s ultimately the story of a son trying to penetrate his impenetrable father.
starts December 22
A self-proclaimed “ex-lesbian,” Jill hunts down her ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. “Heterosexual Jill” is a satire about sexuality where nothing is as it seems.
starts December 27
The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). Grab the new year by the horns and come out for Mel Brooks’ cult classic. Tickets are $5 and available at the Gillioz box office starting at 7pm. The movie begins at 8pm. Synopsis: Planet Spaceball’s President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia’s abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
starts January 31
The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). Grab the new year by the horns and come out for the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, The Big Lebowski. Tickets are $5 and available at the Gillioz box office starting at 7pm. The movie begins at 8pm. Synopsis: “Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
starts February 8
A meditation on friendship and life in the disappearing wilderness of the West, ‘Low and Clear’ follows two formerly close friends who re-unite for one last fly fishing trip. Over the course of their time together they come to understand how much they have each changed and how these changes now threaten the friendship.
starts February 28
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.
News and Events
Friday, Jan 17 1:05 pm
Springfield’s only arthouse movie theater plans to move to a new downtown location in January 2014. Construction crews have already started building out the two-screen location on the ground floor of 305 S. Campbell, a new mixed use under development by Brentwood Management that is attached to the College Station parking garage.
The move will not increase the size of the theater but will give it several key amenities, according to Mike Stevens, the Executive Director of the non-profit theater. “We’ll suddenly have tons of free covered parking, comfy new seats and be on a lively stretch of Campbell that only looks to get busier,” said Stevens. “We’re excited.” The move comes just months after The Moxie raised $120,000 to pay for a new digital projection system mandated by Hollywood studios. The new projection system will make the move as well. “It’s been a busy year at The Moxie,” says Stephanie Stenger Montgomery, president of the theater’s Board of Directors. “We’re so appreciative that Springfield rallied behind The Moxie. It really showed how much the community values what The Moxie does, namely bring artistically worthy films to town.” The January move will instantly create a “Theater District” with the Regal College Station 14 only one block north on Campbell. “You’ll be able to see virtually any movie playing within a 150-mile radius in one square block of downtown Springfield,” said Rusty Worley, the Executive Director of the Urban Districts Alliance. “This reinforces the walkability of downtown and the opportunity to park once and enjoy a wide variety of offerings.”
The Moxie Cinema screens first-run independent and foreign films that otherwise would never come to Springfield. The original one-screen location on Walnut Street (408 W. Walnut) opened in September of 2005. The theater transitioned to a non-profit in 2010 following a national trend among arthouse theaters. Aside from regular screenings of first-run films, The Moxie promotes local filmmakers though regular screenings, collaborates with other local non-profits (Sister Cities, Ozarks Public Television, NAACP, etc…) on free community screenings and has built a robust education program that offers youth workshops on visual storytelling as well as regular free kids screenings..