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  • Foxcatcher

    6:00pm

    Foxcatcher
    "The hypnotic and haunting Foxcatcher can prove its worth as one of the year’s very best films. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give the performances of their lives. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "Mesmerizing in its incremental layering of a bizarre, tragic and thoroughly warped character study, Foxcatcher sees director Bennett Miller well surpassing even the fine work he did in his previous two films, Capote and Moneyball. "
    - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
    "Miller finds grand, America-describing themes in the interactions between these three men: the extraordinary influence of inherited wealth, the hunkered-down ambition of working-class athletes, the equation of material success with honour and moral rectitude. "
    - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
    "Rare is the drama that plumbs the quirky, unsettling depths of human nature like Foxcatcher. Simultaneously understated and grippingly edgy, this is an arresting examination of naivete, mismatched worlds and old-fashioned American oddness. "
    - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
  • The Theory of Everything

    6:30pm

    The Theory of Everything
    "This is the extraordinary biopic about the fascinating, complex and inspirational example set by genius cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking. "
    - Rex Reed, The New York Observer
    "Visually imaginative, The Theory of Everything is an unusually compelling true-life story about an extraordinary couple triumphing over adversity. It’s my favorite movie so far this year. "
    - Lou Lumenick, New York Post
    "The film is striking, at times even piercing, for the way it infiltrates some universal realities of marriage. "
    - Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
    "This delightful and inspiring drama succeeds the way Hawking has, even as he fails to deliver that “one theory” that explains “everything.” It’s reaching beyond your grasp, in life, in science and in film biographies, that achieves greatness. "
    - Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    "The Theory of Everything, referring to Hawking’s dream of finding an equation to explain all existence, is riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "James Marsh’s movie, which co-stars Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking, the celebrated physicist’s wife, is a biographical love story that doesn’t depend on science to shape the plot — it’s rich in emotional intelligence. "
    - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
    "Just in physical terms, Eddie Redmayne transformation’s into Stephen Hawking is something remarkable. "
    - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Whiplash

    9:15pm

    Whiplash
    "Whiplash is cinematic adrenalin. In an era when so many films feel more refined by focus groups or marketing managers, it is a deeply personal and vibrantly alive drama. "
    - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
    "It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion. "
    - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
    "Revealing both the dangers and payoffs of artistic ambition, Whiplash is sure to establish Chazelle as a directorial force to be reckoned with. "
    - Emma Myers, indieWIRE
    "The music is brilliant, Chazelle’s writing and directing are something to behold, Teller is really good — and Simmons delivers one of the most memorable performances of the year. "
    - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
    "The quest to be the best is a familiar film story, but if director-writer Chazelle has achieved anything here, it’s a deeply and richly different take on that journey—not only examining the cost of struggle but the reward of it, showing both what it takes to be great and what happens when you don’t have it. "
    - tJames Rocchi, The Playlis
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)

    8:45pm

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)
    "A triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution. "
    - Peter Debruge, Variety
    "It’s dazzling and rambling, intimate and sprawling, and it’s carried along by an infectious, off-the-cuff jazz score. As soon as it ends, you’ll be dying to fly with it again. "
    - Cath Clarke, Time Out London
    "The film’s exhilarating originality, black comedy and tone that is at once empathetic and acidic will surely strike a strong chord with audiences looking for something fresh that will take them somewhere they haven’t been before. "
    - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
    "It’s borderline miraculous. "
    - Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
    "Birdman is a rich, startlingly clever and multi-layered collage, with Iñárritu creating a meta-universe of mirrors and performances upon performances. "
    - John Bleasdale, CineVue
    "Spectacular, star-powered cinema that makes us ask anew what cinema is for. Call it a “Dark Knight” of the soul. "
    - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

Coming Soon

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) @ The Gillioz

starts January 30

The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at 8:00 PM.

Summary: Ferris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He’s a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man, Ferris (Broderick). One spring day, toward the end of his senior year, Ferris gives into an overwhelming urge to cut school and head for downtown Chicago with his girl (Sara) and his best friend (Ruck), to see the sights, experience a day of freedom and show that with a little ingenuity, a bit of courage and a red Ferrari, life at 17 can be a joy! (Paramount)

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Oscar Animated Shorts (2015)

starts January 30

Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) – 14 minutes/Canada/English

Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) – 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue

The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) – 7 minutes/UK/English

A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) – 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue

The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) – 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue

ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:

Sweet Cocoon – 6 minutes/France/Non-dialogue
A caterpillar about to undergo her metamorphosis finds her cocoon is much too small to squeeze into. Two helpful insects come to her aid.

Footprints – 4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue
A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation. Directed by Bill Plympton.

Duet – 4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue
Animated in its entirety and directed by Glen Keane, DUET tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life weave together to create an inspired duet.

Bus Story – 11 minutes/Canada/English
Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch.

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Oscar Live Action Shorts (2015)

starts January 30

Parvaneh (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger)
25 minutes/Switzerland/Dari and Swiss German

Boogaloo and Graham (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney)
14 minutes/UK/English

Aya (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis)
39 minutes/Israel and France/English, Hebrew, Danish

The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas)
21 minutes/UK/English

Butter Lamp or La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak (Hu Wei and Julien Féret)
15 minutes/France and China/Tibetan

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Still Alice

starts February 6

Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a successful Columbia University linguistics professor happily married with three grown children, struggles to maintain her mind after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

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Inherent Vice

starts February 6

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble. [Warner Bros.]

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Mr. Turner

starts February 13

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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OSCAR DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: Program A (2015)

starts February 13

Joanna (Aneta Kopacz)
40 minutes/Poland/Polish

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry)
39 minutes/USA/English

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OSCAR DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: PROGRAM B (2015)

starts February 13

Our Curse (Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki)
27 minutes/Poland/Polish

White Earth (J. Christian Jensen)
20 minutes/USA/English and Spanish

The Reaper (La Parka) (Gabriel Serra Arguello)
29 minutes/Mexico/Spanish

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Treehouse

starts February 20

This is a locally made film. Synopsis: A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town.

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Mondo Moxie: The Warriors (1979)

starts February 21

This film is part of a new monthly showcase of fringe, underrated, weirdo cinema called Mondo Moxie.

New York City. Home to 7,000,000 people. They work, play, and have fun by day, but at night the city is run by ruthless street gangs. Gangs such as; The Furies, The Boppers, The Hi-Hats, The Lizzies, The Turnbull AC’s, and The Gramercy Riffs. One night, at at summit of all the city’s gangs, the leader of the Riffs, Cyrus, makes a speech and creates a plan to unite them all: One gang strong enough to overpower the police. Suddenly he is shot, and the blame is wrongfully placed upon a little outfit out of Coney Island known as The Warriors. Now they have to cross from The Bronx back to their home turf, escaping 20,000 policemen and 100,000 sworn enemies as they go. They got one way out. They got one chance. They’ve got one night. They are… THE WARRIORS.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) @ the Gillioz

starts February 27

The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at 8:00 PM.

Summary: You’re in for thrills as Indiana Jones (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]

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

starts February 27

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

starts February 28

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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Ghost Bird

starts March 7

The ivory-billed woodpecker has long been considered the Holy Grail by diehard birders who refused to believe it went extinct over sixty years ago. When scientists announced that the bird had been found in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas, the nation’s 70 million birders celebrated the woodpecker’s second coming. As did the citizens of nearby Brinkley who welcomed the flood of tourists to their down-and-out Delta town. Following the largest recovery effort ever undertaken for a lost species, and despite millions of dollars in funding, ivory-bills remain as elusive as ever. With the current rate of species extinction estimated at over 100 times the planet’s evolutionary average, salvation may be too late for more than just the ivory-billed woodpecker. Ghost Bird brings the ivory-bill’s blurry rediscovery into focus, revealing our uneasy relationship with nature and the increasing uncertainty of our place within it. (Anthology Film Archives)

This film is sponsored by the Springfield Nature center and is FREE. Call 888-4237 to reserve your spot as seats are limited. Adults only. This film is not rated.

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Old School @ Gillioz

starts March 27

RESCHEDULED AFTER RAIN DELAY! The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s moves indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). Summary: A raucous comedy about a trio of thirty-something buddies who try to recapture the outrageous, irrepressible fun of their college years by starting their own off-campus frat house. (DreamWorks Pictures)

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) @ The Gillioz

starts April 24

The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at 8:00 PM.

Summary: Amy Heckerling’s chronicle of a year in life of a group of teenagers at a Southern Calfornia high school in the 1970s is based on Cameron Crowe’s undercover experiences and has clearly set the bar for all teen comedies to shoot for.

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Moxie Mornings: WINTER

Saturday, Jan 31 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., Jan. 31 @ 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 14 @ 10 a.m. Sat., Feb 28 @ 10 a.m. Sat., March 14 @ 10 a.m. Sat., March 28 @ 10 a.m.

Special thanks to the Missouri Arts Council for their support of this program. Support also comes from Tea Bar & Bites, 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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