The Wave

Norway  1hr 44min  Drama/Thriller  Rated R

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

“AN IMPRESSIVE, THUNDEROUS NERVE-WRACKER.”- Peter Debruge, Variety

 

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SEARCHING for SUGAR MAN

Sweden  1hr 35min

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
“Do NOT miss it. Astonishing.” – Roger Ebert

TIME: Food Trucks, Wine & Beer 5:30pm – Live Music 6-7pm – Film 7pm
LOCATION: 100 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001

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The band Musicalatitues is rehearsing for their upcoming gig at the Museum of Ventura County on Thursday, June 16.
Following their performance will be the film “Searching for Sugar Man”. This event is produced by the Oxnard Film Society as part of their Summer Music Film Series at MVC.

My Golden Days

France 2hr 3min  Drama/Comedy Rated R

MY GOLDEN DAYS is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan  (Matheiu Amalric). Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix‹his mother’s attacks of madness, his father’s alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.

“MASTERPIECE. THIS IS WHAT GREAT CINEMA LOOKS LIKE. Richly, fully alive.”

Viva

Ireland/Cuba  1hr 40min  Drama  Rated R

VIVA stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, VIVA becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.

“A REMARKABLE, STARTLINGLY BEAUTIFUL MOVIE. The cast is absolutely superb.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

 Italy  2hrs 4min  Drama/Suspense   Rated R

In A BIGGER SPLASH, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A BIGGER SPLASH is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

“A tale of love and jealousy, obsession and seduction, A Bigger Splash takes its time getting where it’s actually going … but that’s all right.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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Buena Vista Social Club

USA/Cuba  1hr 45min

This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences.
“Infectious, intoxicating joy is the emotion conveyed in every frame of this ravishing, exuberant documentary.” Hal Hinson, New Times

TIME: Food Trucks, Wine & Beer 5:30pm – Live Music 6-7pm – Film 7pm
LOCATION: 100 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001

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Dheepan

France  2hrs 3min  Drama  Rated R

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) is a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift “family” sets about establishing a new life—only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris. A heartrending saga of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle, Dheepan is both a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience.

“The most compassionate and humanistic film Audiard’s made to date.” Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

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Janis Joplin Little Girl Blue

USA  1hr 35min

Archival footage and interviews highlight the life and career of singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, from her musical rise in the 1960s to her battle with alcohol and heroin addiction.
“Poignant archive footage shows Janis Joplin as both timid and triumphant in this engrossing documentary.” Mark Kermode – The Guardian

TIME: Food Trucks, Wine & Beer 5:30pm – Live Music 6-7pm – Film 7pm
LOCATION: 100 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001

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