March 2016

A War

 Denmark   1hr 55min  Drama  Rated R

Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him – and his family back home.

Like his 2012 film “A Hijacking,” Danish writer-director Tobias Lindholm’s drama “A War” explores the theme of moral compromise with an uncomfortably astringent honesty.

Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

 

1916: The Irish Rebellion

Special Screening at Museum of Ventura County

1hr 20min  Documentary

On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels—including poets, teachers, actors and workers—took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would soon win a moral victory—with their actions leading to the creation of an independent Irish state and contributing to the eventual disintegration of the British empire. They have inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world—from Ireland to India.

The Oxnard Film Society presents A Centenary Commemorative of the Irish Easter Rising

The special screening preshow will include live Irish Music by the Decker Brothers and Irish ballads from the era with Willie Quinn from Kildare while examining artifacts from the 1916 Easter Rising including a full size reproduction of the PROCLAMATION, Irish War Medals, and memorabilia from the more recent conflict in Ireland.  John McNally, who recently attended Centenary events in Ireland, will share his first hand impressions, discuss the newest thoughts on the Rising, and answer questions after the screening.

The Thursday event starts at 6pm with Irish music, exhibit, food and drink at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.  Film starts at 7 pm.
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