Now Showing

Wednesday, October 1

  • Rich Hill

    6:30pm

    Rich Hill
    "Rich Hill doesn’t just make you feel like you know these boys; it makes you care about them. "
    - Michael Sullivan, Washington Post
    "It emerges as an artistic statement as multi-faceted, nuanced and hauntingly original as any of its fictional counterparts. "
    - Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com
    "A truly moving and edifying film, Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations. "
    - Katie Walsh, The Playlist
    "Co-directors Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos let the painful stories emerge naturally, without prodding questions or talking-head experts who place the boys’ grim lives in the larger context of the post-industrial economy. "
    - Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    "Frustrating, at times agonizing, the film is nonetheless dappled with a sad beauty. It’s one of the best documentaries of the year. "
    - Kyle Smith, New York Post
    "The brutally sparse documentary Rich Hill removes poverty from the realm of the abstract and makes it personal. "
    - Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
    "Inside these average American lives are futures far too often passed over or, worse, written off. This terrific film gives the teenagers their due. "
    - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
    "Often heartbreaking, Rich Hill presents real life as few filmgoers know it. In certain respects it’s almost as if cultural anthropologists descended on a foreign land, but, unfortunately, it’s a withered part of this nation that is rarely visited. "
    - Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
  • The One I Love

    8:30pm

    The One I Love
    "Boasting spectacular performances from Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a husband and wife on the brink of separation, this incredibly assured directorial debut of Charlie McDowell essentially turns the idea of a two-hander upside down and inside out. "
    - Geoff Berkshire, Variety
    "Duplass and Moss are so good, and their reactions to the frankly nutty circumstances of the film are so plausible, that the preposterous premise of the story hits home both conceptually and emotionally. "
    - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
    "The One I Love is an odd, unsettling and ultimately satisfying movie. "
    - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
    "First-time director Charlie McDowell and writer Justin Lader are skillful at subverting domestic-comedy clichés, and Moss and Duplass are superb at being tender, funny and borderline satiric. "
    - Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
  • The Trip to Italy

    6:00pm, 8:15pm

    The Trip to Italy
    "Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom journey to the Mediterranean in this warmly enjoyable continuation of their improvised cultural and culinary adventures. "
    - Scott Foundas, Variety
    "As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived. "
    - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
    "A leg up on the first “Trip,” an altogether more delightful vacation with two blokes who might wear us and each other out along the way. But then, that’s half the fun. "
    - Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    "If you go in for allusive British humor that builds slowly from dry to uproarious, as executed by two absolute masters of the form, The Trip To Italy will work for you, I believe. I also think the film, directed, like the prior one, by the astute Michael Winterbottom, is a somewhat smoother trip than the first. "
    - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
    "The sumptuous views of gorgeous locations and savory foods combine with the improvised dialogue and behavior to give these movies a sensuous sort of spontaneity. "
    - Michael Sragow, Orange County Register

Coming Soon

The Skeleton Twins

starts October 3

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.

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Ida

starts October 3

Poland, 1962. Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), an eighteen-year-old novitiate nun is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

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Love Is Strange

starts October 10

Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of New York’s new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve, and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stay with friends while they sell their apartment and look for cheaper housing. George crashes with two gay police officers, while Ben, who’s a painter, bunks with his nephew’s family in Brooklyn—a temporary situation that weighs heavily on all involved. [Sony Pictures Classics]

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The Searchers (1956) FREE!

starts October 11

This free screening is sponsored by the Springfield Art Museum and is inspired by the Museum’s current exhibit Into the West. Sarah Buhr, the Museum’s Curator of Art, will be on hand for a pre-screening introduction.

If John Ford is the greatest Western director, The Searchers is arguably his greatest film, at once a grand outdoor spectacle like such Ford classics as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950) and a film about one man’s troubling moral codes, a big-screen adventure of the 1950s that anticipated the complex themes and characters that would dominate the 1970s. John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, a former Confederate soldier who returns to his brother Aaron’s frontier cabin three years after the end of the Civil War. Ethan still has his rebel uniform and weapons, a large stash of Yankee gold, and no explanations as to where he’s been since Lee’s surrender. A loner not comfortable in the bosom of his family, Ethan also harbors a bitter hatred of Indians (though he knows their lore and language well) and trusts no one but himself. Ethan and Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), Aaron’s adopted son, join a makeshift band of Texas Rangers fending off an assault by renegade Comanches. Before they can run off the Indians, several homes are attacked, and Ethan returns to discover his brother and sister-in-law dead and their two daughters kidnapped. While they soon learn that one of the girls is dead, the other, Debbie, is still alive, and with obsessive determination, Ethan and Martin spend the next five years in a relentless search for Debbie — and for Scar (Henry Brandon), the fearsome Comanche chief who abducted her. But while Martin wants to save his sister and bring her home, Ethan seems primarily motivated by his hatred of the Comanches; it’s hard to say if he wants to rescue Debbie or murder the girl who has lived with Indians too long to be considered “white.” John Wayne gives perhaps his finest performance in a role that predated screen antiheroes of the 1970s; by the film’s conclusion, his single-minded obsession seems less like heroism and more like madness. Wayne bravely refuses to soft-pedal Ethan’s ugly side, and the result is a remarkable portrait of a man incapable of answering to anyone but himself, who ultimately has more in common with his despised Indians than with his more “civilized” brethren. Natalie Wood is striking in her brief role as the 16-year-old Debbie, lost between two worlds, and Winton C. Hoch’s Technicolor photography captures Monument Valley’s savage beauty with subtle grace. The Searchers paved the way for such revisionist Westerns as The Wild Bunch (1969) and McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), and its influence on movies from Taxi Driver (1976) to Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Star Wars (1977) testifies to its lasting importance.

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20,000 Days on Earth

starts October 17

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. [Drafthouse Films]

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Dear White People

starts October 24

At prestigious Winchester University, biracial student Samantha White begins her radio show, “Dear White People, the amount of black friends required not to seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, your weed man, Tyrone, doesn’t count.” Sam becomes president of the all-black residential hall Parker/Armstrong, whose existence is facing extinction in the name of diversification. TV reality show “Black Face/White Place” smells gold in Sam’s story and decides to follow it, rejecting the proposal of fellow black student Coco Conners, who pitched her show “Doing Time at an Ivy League”. The clamor over Sam’s rise also becomes a career-defining opportunity for black misfit Lionel Higgins when he is asked to join the school’s lily-white newspaper staff to cover the controversy, even though he secretly knows little about black culture.

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Tracks

starts October 24

Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) treks 1,700 miles across the Western Australia desert with four camels and her faithful dog.

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On the Waterfront

starts October 25

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.

SUMMARY: Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this masterpiece of urban poetry. A raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and social corruption, On the Waterfront follows Terry’s deepening moral crisis as he must decide whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) and Johnny’s right-hand man, Terry’s brother, Charley (Rod Steiger), as the authorities close in on them. Driven by the vivid, naturalistic direction of Elia Kazan and savory, streetwise dialogue by Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront was an instant sensation, winning eight Oscars®, including for best picture, director, actor, supporting actress (Eva Marie Saint), and screenplay.

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Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

starts October 25

FREE SCREENING of Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

SUMMARY: The cheese-loving Wallace and his ever faithful dog Gromit, the much-loved duo from Aardman’s Oscar-winning clay-animated shorts star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film. (DreamWorks)

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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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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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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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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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News and Events

Moxie Mornings: FALL

Saturday, Oct 4 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. 1 @ 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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