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Saturday, November 1

  • Pride

    2:30pm, 6:00pm

    Pride
    "Quite simply, one of the best movies of the year so far. "
    - Michael Ordona, San Francisco Chronicle
    "It’s a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. Truly lovely. "
    - Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
    "It is the kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed. "
    - Stephen Holden, New York Times
    "Pride is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own. "
    - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
    "A joyous, well-researched and liberating film in the feel-good spirit of “Billy Elliot,” “The Full Monty” and “Calendar Girls.” "
    - Rex Reed, The New York Observer
    "Pride naively thinks it can change the world with a single movie. Talk about fighting spirit. I couldn’t have liked it more. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "A feel-good charmer with an important message, Pride will have you clutching your sides, wiping your eyes and punching the air in triumph. "
    - Neil Smith, Total Film
  • Dear White People

    2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

    Dear White People
    "It’s an American film that talks about race with strong feeling, common sense and good humor; it’s an indie screenwriting-directing debut as polished as it is provocative; it’s a satire that also lets its characters be people; it’s a showcase of clever craft and direction as well as whip-smart comedic writing brought to life by a dedicated, charismatic cast that also conveys real ideas and emotion. "
    - James Rocchi, The Playlist
    "Like the movie itself, every character is a beautiful swirl of contradictions. "
    - R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
    "The small miracle of the movie is that Simien finds so many laughs in what are genuinely bewildering issues. "
    - Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
    "Comparisons to Spike Lee’s movies are unavoidable, particularly with a setting that recalls Lee’s “School Daze” and a conclusion that echoes “Do the Right Thing.” But Dear White People is a film of the moment, and an essential one at that. "
    - Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News
  • The Skeleton Twins

    4:00pm, 8:30pm

    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

Coming Soon

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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Mondo Moxie: The Toxic Avenger (1984)

starts November 22

THIS FILM IS PART OF AN EXCITING NEW MONTHLY SHOWCASE OF FRINGE, UNDERRATED, WEIRDO CINEMA ENTITLED: MONDO MOXIE!

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

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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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Mondo Moxie: Repo Man (1984)

starts December 20

THIS FILM IS PART OF AN EXCITING NEW MONTHLY SHOWCASE OF FRINGE, UNDERRATED, WEIRDO CINEMA ENTITLED: MONDO MOXIE!

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted ‘64 Chevy.

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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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Mondo Moxie: Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)

starts January 24

THIS FILM IS PART OF AN EXCITING NEW MONTHLY SHOWCASE OF FRINGE, UNDERRATED, WEIRDO CINEMA ENTITLED: MONDO MOXIE!

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

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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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Moxie Mornings: FALL

Saturday, Nov 8 10:00 am

Moxie Mornings feature innovative short films and hands-on art-making for children ages 2-6. Admission is FREE thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council. Everyone is welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat. Oct. 4 @ 10 a.m. Sat. Oct. 18 @ 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 8 @ 10 a.m. Sat. Nov. 15 @ 10 a.m.

Special thanks to the Missouri Arts Council for their support of this program. Support also comes from Mama Jean’s, Bambino’s, Greater Springfield Kids Directory, The Springfield Art Museum, Christ Church, The Lady in Thread 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 info@moxiecinema.com.

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