Monday, April 21
"They are two intelligent, sophisticated people searching for the spicy condiment they need to keep their relationship fresh during a bittersweet weekend in Paris, and, like the film that frames them, they are smart, substantial and enchanting. "- Rex Reed, The New York Observer
"In the capable hands of these fine filmmakers and actors, even its most bitter observations about life and aging are nearly always reliably balanced by moments of warmth, understanding and out-and-out screwball humor. "- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Director Roger Michell (“Notting Hill”) has the good sense to step back and let Broadbent and Duncan work their magic on Hanif Kureishi’s script. They don’t disappoint. "- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"A smart, ardent, profound movie. "- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"It’s lightly played, often very funny and shot all over Paris with energy and wit, and boosted by superb, inquiring turns from Broadbent and Duncan. "- Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
Nymphomaniac: Volume I
"A ferociously entertaining experience in which one finds von Trier at the peak of his craft, linking together ideas about female sexuality, fly-fishing and artistic creation with equal amounts of playfulness and intellectual rigor. "- Scott Foundas, Variety
"Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac bludgeons the body and tenderises the soul. It is perplexing, preposterous and utterly fascinating. "- Xan Brooks, The Guardian
"Racy subject aside, the film provides a good-humored yet serious-minded look at sexual self-liberation, thick with references to art, music, religion and literature … "- Peter Debruge, Variety
The Grand Budapest Hotel
5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm
"Wes Anderson’s captivating 1930s-set caper offers a vibrant and imaginative evocation of a bygone era. "- Justin Chang, Variety
"As with all of Anderson’s films, the magic is in the cast. Fiennes, with his rapid-fire delivery and rapier mustache, is hilarious, dapper and total perfection "- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"There are moments of depth there as well, as Anderson touches on themes of friendship and loyalty. More than anything else, though, The Grand Budapest Hotel is just a fun ride — a wild, wonderful ride seemingly plucked out of Anderson’s dream journal. "- Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic styling is The Grand Budapest Hotel, an exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic. "- David Edelstein, New York Magazine (Vulture)
"I’m not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but “The Grand Budapest Hotel” strikes me as something very close. "- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
starts April 25
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an old man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.
starts April 25
Short films made as part of the SATO 48 (2014) film festival. Details on individual screenings and groups below. Each 55-minute screening requires a ticket
Groups and films as well as film schedules to be announced by Tuesday April 21 .
starts May 2
Nymphomaniac: Volume II picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications.[Magnolia]
starts May 2
Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig), a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken (Guy Pearce), Sabitha’s estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment
starts May 3
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.
starts May 9
We Always Lie To Strangers is a story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, one of the biggest tourist destinations in America. Directors AJ Schnack and David Wilson and Producer Nathan Truesdell spent the past five years documenting Branson and profiling four families who live and perform there. Set against the backdrop of a country dealing with economic uncertainty and changes in attitudes on social issues, these four families form a composite both of Branson and of contemporary America.
starts May 9
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. [IFC Films]
starts May 9
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic, Dune.
starts May 10
The story of a boy, his grandmother, his dog and his dream of winning the Tour de France. When the boy is kidnapped by two mysterious men during the race, the search leads to the megalopolis of Belleville and the renowned Triplets of Belleville, eccentric female music-hall stars from the ’30s.
starts May 16
After twelve years in prison, Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.
starts May 16
An alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
starts May 17
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
starts May 24
Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)’s first foray into 3D animation.The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead.In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale.
News and Events
Saturday, May 10 10:00 am
Moxie Mornings 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.
Moxie Mornings: SUMMER
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.
May 10 at 10 a.m May 24 at 10 a.m. June 7 at 10 a.m. June 14 at 10 a.m. June 28 at 10 a.m.
Special thanks to the Missouri Arts Council for their support of this program. Support also comes from Wieland Studio, Mama Jean’s, Bambino’s, Greater Springfield Kids Directory, The Springfield Art Museum, 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.