Wednesday, March 12
The Broken Circle Breakdown
"It’s a rich, raw, heartache of a film, a beautifully composed, soul-stirring drama about love, family, sex, sorrow, faith, and music. "- Joyce Kulhawik, RogerEbert.com
"The soundtrack is irresistible, the cast is enthralling and the passions are universal. "- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This Belgian drama is the real deal, an alternately wrenching and ecstatic viewing experience, adapted from a play by lead actor Johan Heldenbergh. "- Sara Stewart, New York Post
"A tough, vital, electrifying film. "- Tim Robey, The Telegraph
"Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious. "- Richard Corliss, Time
"Her is a 21st-century love story that perfectly captures the mood of the times and finds new inroads into the exhilaration and heartbreak that have existed since the first “I love you.” "- Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"This is a handcrafted, passionate and sometimes impossibly beautiful film that argues for both the past and the future, with a poetic spirit that’s extremely rare in American cinema. "- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"At once a brilliant conceptual gag and a deeply sincere romance, Her is the unlikely yet completely plausible love story about a man, who sometimes resembles a machine, and an operating system, who very much suggests a living woman. "- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"It is a love story. Also a profoundly metaphysical meditation on what it means to be human. Also one of the more touchingly relevant movies to the ways we actually live and may soon live. Oh, and the year’s best film, or at least the one that may stick with you until its story line comes true. "- Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"What’s surprising is that Jonze has taken what could easily have been a glib screwball comedy and infused it instead with wry, observant tenderness and deep feeling. "- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A screwball surrealist comedy that asks us to laugh at an unconventional romance while also disarming us with the realization that its fantasy scenario isn’t too far from our present reality. "- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Acerbic, emotional, provocative, it’s a risky high dive off the big board with a plot that sounds like a gimmick but ends up haunting, odd and a bit wonderful. "- Ken Turan, Los Anegeles Times
12 Years a Slave
"It speaks to the courage and resilience of one man, the savagery of many, and the potential, for both good and for ill, in us all. "- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Intense, unflinching, bold in its simplicity and radical in its use of image, sound and staging, 12 Years a Slave in many ways is the defining epic so many have longed for to examine — if not cauterize — America’s primal wound. "- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Movie audiences have never been presented with anything quite like the intertwined beauty and savagery of 12 Years a Slave. "- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Ejiofor’s tightly clenched conviction perfectly embodies hope and righteousness against all odds. He gives the best performance of his career to date, and what’s more, he gives “Slave” its bruised, beating heart with every scene. "- Film.comWilliam Goss
"Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi pursues his exploration of guilt, choice and responsibility in a superbly written, directed and acted drama that commands attention every step of the way. "- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"It is an intricate and often brilliant drama, with restrained and intelligent performances; there is an elegantly patterned mosaic of detail, unexpected plot turns, suspenseful twists and revelations "- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"The Past is just about as good as a relationship drama is ever going to get. The plot is teased out with deliberate grace, the performances are sublime and the revelations, even the most melodramatic, feel right and true. It’s big canvas stuff painted by a new master "- Jordan Hoffman, Film.com
"An indelible tapestry of carefully engineered revelations and deeper human truths. "- Justin Chang, Variety
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 March 14
Gloria is a “woman of a certain age” but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair—until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever
starts March 21
Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.
starts March 28
The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s moves indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). Summary: An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
starts March 29
This landmark Italian neorealist drama became one of the best-known and most widely acclaimed European movies, including a special Academy Award as “most outstanding foreign film” seven years before that Oscar category existed. Written primarily by neorealist pioneer Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio DeSica, also one of the movement’s main forces, the movie featured all the hallmarks of the neorealist style: a simple story about the lives of ordinary people, outdoor shooting and lighting, non-actors mixed together with actors, and a focus on social problems in the aftermath of World War II. Lamberto Maggiorani plays Antonio, an unemployed man who finds a coveted job that requires a bicycle. When it is stolen on his first day of work, Antonio and his young son Bruno (Enzo Staiola) begin a frantic search, learning valuable lessons along the way. The movie focuses on both the relationship between the father and the son and the larger framework of poverty and unemployment in postwar Italy.
starts April 4
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). [Magnolia Pictures]
starts April 4
University lecturer Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Mélanie Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Sarah Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle.
starts April 5
Entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape, this film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man’s life. (Sony Pictures Classics)
starts April 12
An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore how hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks and self-esteem of the black community. (Roadside Attractions)
News and Events
Saturday, May 31 2:23 pm
Springfield’s only arthouse movie theater opened their new location at 305 S. Campbell on Friday, Jan. 31. We remain a two-screen theater but have added some incredibly comfy seats and more than 400 covered parking spots courtesy of the College Station parking garage which is attached to our new building. Take the elevator in the garage’s southeast corner to the Ground floor and you can enter directly into our new posh lobby.