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  • The Leisure Seeker

    5:00pm

    The Leisure Seeker
    • Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
    • Director: Paolo Virzì
    • Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Romance
    • Rating: R
    • Running Time: 112 min.
    "Two great performances by two legendary actors. "
    - Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
    "Wonderful. Donald Sutherland is so good. Helen Mirren, as usual, is simply superb. "
    - Pete Hammond, Deadline
    "The heart of Paolo Virzi’s film is the palpable bond between these two gifted actors, and their journey through decades of memories, loves and regrets. "
    - Steve Pond, TheWrap
    "This first English-language film from the Italian director Paolo Virzì, which premiered at Venice last night, is a consoling, teary-funny road trip comedy about an ageing couple who realise their days – of living independently, at least – are numbered. "
    - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
  • Isle of Dogs

    4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm

    Isle of Dogs
    • Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray
    • Director: Wes Anderson
    • Genre(s): Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation
    • Rating: PG-13
    • Running Time: 101 min.
    "A movie whose every image is a miniature triumph of imagination and execution. "
    - A.A. Dowd, AV Club
    "The film is not only hilariously entertaining, but also firmly in the tradition of such political parables as George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm.’ "
    - Calvin Wilson, St Louis Post
    "Wes Anderson’s stop-motion canine fairy tale-with a timely political subtext-is a triumph of pure imagination. Expect to wag your metaphorical tail in delight. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "This Fox Searchlight release is an admirably ambitious film, one whose appreciation for its mishmash of genres ultimately proves infectious and winning. "
    - Brian Lowry, CNN.com
    "The unique charm of Isle of Dogs is its bottomless vault of curios, its sly humor, playful graphic inserts and dexterous narrative detours. "
    - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
    "This one follows its own goofy rules, fills the screen with astonishing images, tells a touching tale of outcast dogs and a faithful boy, and does so with ultralively deadpan wit. My only regret after seeing it at a screening was that I couldn’t stay and see it again. "
    - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
    "One of Wes Anderson’s best movies, an imaginative and amusing travelogue through incredible settings, populated by wonderful characters, with a lot of heart and even a little insight. You can feel the love radiating off of this movie, like a hug from your own beloved pet. "
    - William Bibbiani, IGN
    "It is beautiful, lyrical, tragic, redemptive, and focused down to the last tick on a dog’s nose. His animated characters have all the grace, quirk, and charm of any live-action performance. "
    - Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle
    "While Isle of Dogs can be enjoyed simply for its surface pleasures — its unique story, its singular voice and its gorgeous animation — there are elements there that will appeal to those who want to dig deeper. That includes an argument in favor of an aggressive and adversarial press, as well as a fairly glaring distrust of government. "
    - Mike Scott, New Orleans Times
  • The Death of Stalin

    9:00pm

    The Death of Stalin
    • Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor
    • Director: Armando Iannucci
    • Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Comedy
    • Rating: NR
    • Running Time: 106 min.
    "Iannucci’s brand of political satire is applied to one of the darkest chapters in modern history, with sensational results. The Lives Of Others with laughs, it’s farcical, frightening and a timely reminder that things could always be worse. "
    - Nick de Semlyen, Empire
    "The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop. "
    - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
    "There is one thing that power can’t stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated. "
    - Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    "It’s ‘Veep’ in the Soviet Union, a welcome expansion of Iannucci’s canvas that keeps his savage comedy intact. "
    - Eric Kohn, Indiewire
    "The Death of Stalin is Iannucci’s most complex and almost nihilistic rendering of what politics is: A team of bumbling and weak-minded people who lack any real conviction other than a desire for power and position. "
    - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
    "A riotous farce of doublespeak and plotting laced with moments of bitumen-black horror. "
    - Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
    "Its application of [Iannucci’s] signature barbed comic voice to such grim history (executions are a constant source of gallows humor) packs its own punch. "
    - A.A. Dowd, AV Club
    "From start to finish, director/co-writer Armando Iannucci (creator of HBO’s brilliant Veep) delivers an audacious and insightful and ridiculous and hilarious send-up that reminded me of the classic Monty Python films of the 1970s and 1980s. "
    - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
    "Armando Iannucci’s hilarious, profane satire about politburos pole-positioning for power could not be more timely. It’s the funniest, fiercest comedy of the year. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
  • Loveless

    6:30pm

    Loveless
    • Starring: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov
    • Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
    • Language: Russian
    • Genre(s): Drama
    • Rating: R
    • Running Time: 127 min.
    "There’s something profoundly affecting in its ugly truths, a sliver that gets under the skin and stays there. "
    - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
    "A couple goes looking for their missing son and exposes the corrupt soul of Putin-era Russian in an Oscar-nominated stunner that means to shake you and does. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "A fiercely smart drama, its despairing mood sticks with you long after it ends. "
    - Dave Calhoun, Time Out
    "[Zvyagintsev] continues to solidify his place as one of the most important and original voices in world cinema. "
    - Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com
    "Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Loveless is a stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe: a drama with the ostensible form of a procedural crime thriller. It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end. "
    - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
    "With his devastating, finely layered new drama Loveless (Nelyubov), Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society. "
    - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
    "Takes an ominous, reverberating look not at the politics of Russia but at the crisis of empathy at the culture’s core. "
    - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

Coming Soon

On Stage: Julius Caesar

starts April 21

The Moxie: On Stage is a new series showcasing world class performances from stages across the globe.

Tickets: $20/adults; $15/members & students.

This series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Summary: Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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SATO 48 2018

starts April 26

Short films made as part of the SATO 48 (2018) film festival. Details on individual screenings and groups below.
Each 55-minute screening requires a ticket. Tickets are $6 per screening. Tickets can be purchased online (click BUY TICKETS below) or in person at the theater during business hours. We open 45 minutes before the first showtime of the day.

Screenings in the small theater (43 seats) will be noted. All other screenings will be in the big theater (84 seats).

BLOCK A: ASH (1981)
Screening times: Thursday @ 5:30pm; Saturday @ 8:30pm; Sunday @ 11:30am

Films in Group Ash ELEVEN YEARS
INSIDE
Release
Sara
Marked
A Hair Cut Please
“Goodnight, Darling!”
Within
Lucky Juice
Welcomed Guests
Clothes Encounters

BLOCK B: BEN (1968)
Screening times: Thursday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 10:00pm; Sunday @ 1p

Films in Group Ben
I Am 7-teen; She is 5-teen
Key To Consumption
The Dryad’s Maze
RED
Hex of a Salesman
The Parting Glass
Captain Guy
The Comeback
Lunar Elixir Regional TV Spot
Band House
The Next Episode

BLOCK C: CARRIE (1976)
Screening times: Thursday @ 8:30pm; Saturday @ 2:30pm; Sunday @ 8:30p

Films in Group Carrie
I’m not doing SATO this year
Welcome to the Dunston
Howie Who
You Can’t Change the Weather
Found and Lost
The Girl and The Spaceman
Paranormal Survival Tips for the Clever
Masquerade
Pardon My French
Forward
Thane Grandalgar & The Shadow-Knight

BLOCK D: DORA (2001)
Screening times: Thursday @ 10pm; Saturday @ 11:30am; Sunday @ 2:30p

Films in Group Dora
Grieve
Mutually Assured Hunger
Circe
Malchanceux (Media Maniacs)
Hitchicks
Air D&D
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Ballistic
What About Owen?
A Brother’s Bond
Shadows

BLOCK E: ELLEN (1979)
Screening times: Friday @ 4pm; Saturday @ 1pm; Sunday @ 4p

Films in Group Ellen
Press Start
The Departure
The Bitch Of The Ball
A Debt in the Family
Mission: 1101
Manaids
Only Star in the Sky
CLEAN HOUSE
Malchanceux (1893 Productions)
Low Budget Man VS The Tamperer

BLOCK F: FOX (1996)
Screening times: Friday @ 5:30pm; Saturday @ 7pm; Sunday @ 9p (small theater)

Films in Group Fox
The Meeting
“Hey, Assistant”
A Beautiful Fraud
NOVEMBER 1st
Aberrant
A Mon Frere
I Walk Alone
Music Man
The Game
Ever So Slightly More Than Eleven Hundred Superfluous Explosions

BLOCK G: GORT (1951)
Screening times: Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ noon(small theater); Sunday @ 5:30p

Films in Group Gort
Broke-In
Going OUT
D’elatroux
Oh Sato
Mr. Pondwater
Reset
MUSHROOM SOUP
Hypnocide
Could Knitting…?
The Chest

BLOCK H: HANNIBAL (1981)
Screening times: Friday @ 8:30pm; Saturday @ 4p; Sunday @ noon (small theater)

Films in Group Hannibal
How to Win a Job Interview
Inheritance
Lost Sole
“Here, Still”
Startup
ChurchKey
Full Moon Afternoon
INNER-RUPTIONS
My Pound of Coke
Null & Void

BLOCK J: JULIET (1597)
Screening times: Friday @ 10p; Saturday @ 5:30p; Sunday @ 7p

Films in Group Juliet
Found
Sail Away
Cabine Malchanceux
Ahh! A Bee!
Unspoken
Love On Record
PTA
Something Fishy
Seville
Penny’s Kitchen

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Seek Help Season Two

starts April 30

SEEK HELP is back for a second season! Picking up a few months after the cliffhanger of Richard’s rejected and ill-timed love-confession, abruptly overheard by his wife, Lucy, and a reporter for Psychology Weekly… Richard’s life is in free-fall. His practice has closed in scandal. A story has broke, uncovering the truth that his parents faked his child genius status. Lucy has left him and is on war-path for revenge. Utterly lost and alone, Richard experiments with some unfortunate hair choices. Meanwhile, Alexandria and Beth are enjoying life after the news of Beth’s remission. The two are looking to adopt and Beth is still in the dark about Alexandria’s transgression. Season Two is all about REVENGE, REDEMPTION, and REBIRTH.

Local screenings are $5. Seating is first come first serve.

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Itzhak

starts April 30

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby’s lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

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Lean on Pete

starts May 4

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

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A Quiet Place

starts May 4

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

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Blood Simple (1985)

starts May 6

Essential Coen Brothers
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Joel and Ethan Coen’s career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner releases a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. Actor M. Emmet Walsh looms over the proceedings as a slippery private eye with a yellow suit, a cowboy hat, and no moral compass, and Frances McDormand’s cunning debut performance set her on the road to stardom. The tight scripting and inventive style that have marked the Coens’ work for decades are all here in their first film, in which cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld abandons black-and-white chiaroscuro for neon signs and jukebox colors that combine with Carter Burwell’s haunting score to lurid and thrilling effect. Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene.
[Criterion]

Summary: Deep in the heart of Texas, a sleazy bar owner suspects his wife of having an affair and hires a private detective to confirm his suspicions—only to have the crosshairs turned back on himself. [Janus Films]

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Member Picks: Crazy Heart (2009)

starts May 9

Member Picks showcases the movies that inspired the Moxie’s biggest supporters.

Every month, one member picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.

May’s pick was made by moxie members Jennifer & Thomas Klein.
“Crazy Heart is one of those movies that doesn’t challenge the viewer, but doesn’t insult him or her, either. It’s easy to watch and easy to love,” said Jennifer Klein.

Why are they members?
“To us, The Moxie elevates the quality of life in Springfield and we want to do our part to make sure it not only continues to exist, but also flourishes,” Klein said.

Free for members

Synopsis: Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart. [Fox Searchlight]

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Final Portrait

starts May 11

Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?” [Sony Pictures Classics]

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On Stage: Bernstein Centenary

starts May 12

The Moxie: On Stage is a new series showcasing world class performances from stages across the globe.

Tickets: $20/adults; $15/members & students.

This series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony.

Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

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Moxie Mornings

starts May 12

Moxie Mornings: 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.

Spring 2018

Sat. May 12 @ 10 a.m.

Sat. May 26 @ 10 a.m.

Sat. June 9 @ 10 a.m.

Sat. July 14 @ 10 a.m.

Sat. July 28 @ 10 a.m.

Sat. August 11 @ 10 a.m.

Sat. August 25 @ 10 a.m.

Special thanks to the Missouri Arts Council for their support of this program. Support also comes from Mama Jean’s, Discovery Garden Montessori, Bambino’s, Greater Springfield Kids Directory and The Springfield Art Museum.

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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Raising Arizona (1987)

starts May 13

Essential Coen Brothers
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Summary: A surreal, hyperactive farce in which a bumbling petty thief and the lady cop who keeps arresting him fall in love and decide to start a family. When they discover they can’t have babies, they steal one from a furniture mogul who has just sired a set of quintuplets. The joys of parenthood are soon marred, however, by the difficulties of raising an infant on the run. The none-too-bright couple must flee across the southwestern desert in order to elude the villainous biker that has been hired to retrieve the tyke. (20th Century Fox)

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Foxtrot

starts May 13

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. [Sony Pictures Classics]

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Back to the Future (1985)

starts May 18

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Film Synopsis: In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

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RBG

starts May 18

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.

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Fargo (1996)

starts May 20

Essential Coen Brothers
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Fargo (1996) is a self-proclaimed “homespun murder story” set in the white-washed, winter wilderness of the frozen and bleak Upper Midwest. An anomaly of categorization, the contemporary masterpiece is a film noir (with stark white vistas and backdrops), a satirical comedy, a suspenseful crime drama, and a violent mystery thriller. The Coen Brothers’ film is an original mix of black mirth and murder that both delights and disturbs the viewer.

The off-beat, absurdist morality tale from the creative and original producing/writing/directing collaborative team of Joel and Ethan Coen is unlike many of their previous films, with a straight-forward, realistic narrative devoid of their typically quirky and bizarre sequences.

A kidnapping gone awry, a triple homicide (a highway patrolman and two innocent passersby), two contrasting families (the male-dominated Lundegaards and the female-dominated Gundersons), the corruptible effects of fast food, TV watching and pecuniary greed, and a hapless extortion scheme make up the film’s story, but the major strong point is the realistic performances of the two leads. [filmsite.org]

May 6 & 7: Blood Simple
May 13 & 14: Raising Arizona
May 20 & 21: Fargo (1996)
May 27 & 28: O Brother Where Art Thou (2001)
June 3 & 4: No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Sunshine (2007)

starts May 25

Staff Picks Series
Every month a member of the Moxie staff picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.
May’s pick was made by Derek Dunn.

“Sunshine is both creepy and beautiful. The two aspects coalesce until the movie makes the idea of a cosmic end seem almost romantic.”

Synopsis: The sun is dying. It is no longer providing the energy and the light that mankind needs to survive on Earth. The entire global community pools its resources to send a mission into space to deliver a bomb to reignite the part of the sun that is failing. Our story concerns the eight astronauts and scientists who lead this mission. On their journey towards the sun the crew stumble upon the ship that was sent on the same mission seven years previously, the Icarus I, drifting in space. From this point on things start to go very wrong. Its about how the crew react under the enormous pressure of their endeavor to save mankind. (Fox Searchlight)

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Boogie Nights @ Mother's Brewery

starts May 25

We’re teaming up with Mother’s Brewing to screen “Boogie Nights” in Mother’s Backyard! (215 South Grant Ave.) So bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs to ensure you are comfy during the movie. Better yet, bring your picnic fixins so you can dine outside while watching a great movie! You can’t bring booze, but don’t worry, Mother’s has you covered on that. They will have beer flowing outside so you don’t even have to go inside for a refill during the movie! This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $5 and on sale at the door. Try to bring cash!

Summary: A multifaceted look at the porn industry in Los Angeles in the 70’s and 80’s, focusing on the journey of a young man (Wahlberg) from restaurant dishwasher to porn star and beyond.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

starts May 27

Essential Coen Brothers
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Summary: In the Depression-era deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang: Everett Ulysses McGill, sweet and simple Delmar, and the perpetually angry Pete, embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and return to their homes. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, they make a hasty run for their lives and end up on an incredible journey filled with challenging experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley, who tracks men, bent on bringing the trio back to the prison farm.

May 6 & 7: Blood Simple
May 13 & 14: Raising Arizona
May 20 & 21: Fargo (1996)
May 27 & 28: O Brother Where Art Thou (2001)
June 3 & 4: No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Big Sonia

starts May 30

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski - great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor - runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

starts June 3

Essential Coen Brothers
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Summary: When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) has just stumbled into the find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet-strewn pickup truck surrounded by the corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers two million dollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in the back of the vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town. Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, and Kelly MacDonald co-star in a distinctly American crime story that explores timeless biblical themes in a contemporary Southwestern setting. [Jason Buchanan, Rovi]

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

starts June 8

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

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On Stage: Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte

starts June 9

The Moxie: On Stage is a new series showcasing world class performances from stages across the globe.

Tickets: $20/adults; $15/members & students.

This series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh…

In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love. The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible.

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How to Survive a Plague (2012)

starts June 13

This Free screening will be hosted by the Greater Ozarks Pridefest in partnership with Moxie Cinema.

Summary: How To Survive A Plague is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition – and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. These drugs saved their lives and ended the darkest days of the epidemic, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals. (IFC Films)

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Seasons (2016)

starts June 14

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Summary: After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time—the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established, and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later that man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare. With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, Seasons is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world. [Music Box Films]

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

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Porco Rosso (1992)

starts July 20

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Film Synopsis: In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

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On Stage: The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake

starts July 24

The Moxie: On Stage is a new series showcasing world class performances from stages across the globe.

Tickets: $20/adults; $15/members & students.

This series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934.
This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Bringing Up Baby (1938)

starts August 17

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Summary:A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist. [TCM.com]

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

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West Side Story (1961)

starts September 21

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Summary: This romantic musical update of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

starts October 26

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Film Synopsis: You’re in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another — all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. [Paramount Pictures] A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

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