May, 16 2021 | 6:00 pm
305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806
$9/Adults, $8/ Students & Seniors, and Free for Moxie Members
The Essentials: Sofia Coppola
May 2 & 3: The Virgin Suicides
May 9 & 10: Lost in Translation
May 16 & 17: Marie Antoinette
May 23 & 24: Somewhere
Tickets: $9/Adults, $8/ Students & Seniors, and Free for Moxie Members
This quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.
Oscar winner Sofia Coppola has, over the last two decades, established herself as one of contemporary cinema’s most stylistically adept and emotionally perceptive auteurs. [Criterion]
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Summary: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s. (R, 97 min.)
“Tragic, haunting, and sometimes darkly comedic, this movie leaves a strong impression in its telling of a story about the destruction of innocence.” – ReelViews
Lost in Translation (2003)
Summary: A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
(R, 102 min.)
“Lost In Translation will restore your faith in the power of the medium.” – Empire
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Summary: The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
(PG-13, 123 min.)
“It’s a highly personal film, which takes us into the very limited universe of a very young woman forced to play a very public role, gorgeously laying forth the trappings of luxury.” – Refinery29
Summary: After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. (R, 98 min.)
“A fascinating, mature, beautifully crafted work of art, from a director who continues to surprise us.” – Salon