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    Oxnard Film Society Will Begin STREAMING Two New Films


    Monday Night Foreign Film Series
    Since we are unable to screen films at the Plaza Cinemas due to COVID-19 pandemic for the next few months, the Oxnard Film Society has partnered with distributors to provide STREAMING of our films to you at home for $12 per film. You can watch each film as many times as you want over a 72 hours period. If you have any questions you can email at [email protected] or call 805.798.0830.
    Links will be activating soon after final testing.
    George J. Sandoval, Executive Director
    Critic Reviews for Corpus Christi
    “Directed by Jan Komasa in only his third feature and starring a complexly compelling Bartosz Bielenia, this is a blistering drama, intense, disturbing and inescapably thought-provoking, a film that gets its power from a merging of potent opposites.”
    “Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all.” – Leslie Felperin, Guardian
    Corpus Christi
    (Boze Cialo)
    2019 Poland 1hr 54min
    Drama   NR
    In Polish with English Subtitles
    2020 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film – Official Selection of Poland
    After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy – but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk – even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth.
    Film Sponsor: Keith Powell and Michela Feli
    Critic Reviews for Vitalina Varela
    “IT’S ESSENTIAL CINEMA. Socially conscious, but dreamlike, elegiac. Stunning pictorialism. In the opening shots of this film, one thinks of Goya and Velasquez; the clouds in the night sky evoke El Greco. Critic’s Pick.”— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
    “Having seen it a second time myself at home, I can attest that not only does the spell still take hold, but also that there is a strange solace, even refuge, to be found in its labyrinth of shadows. Dim the lights, cast your distractions aside and let Costa’s dark rooms merge with your own.”— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
    Vitalina Varela
    2020 Portugal 2hr 4min
    Drama   NR
    In Spanish with English Subtitles
    A film of deeply concentrated beauty, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. Vitalina plays a Cape Verdean woman who has travelled to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, only to arrive mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life. Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Vitalina Varela is a film of shadow and whisper, a profoundly moving and visually ravishing masterpiece.
    George J. Sandoval, Executive Director
    The Oxnard Film Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. (#20-5734347)
    Oxnard Film Society | PO Box 606Oxnard, CA 93032


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