2/25: Embark on a journey to 1760s France with the mesmerizing screening of PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE at the Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre, on Sunday, February 25. Witness the compelling story of Marianne, commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman seeking freedom from the confines of a convent. As a reluctant bride-to-be, Héloïse's portrait becomes a clandestine act of passion, painted by firelight under the guise of companionship. The intimate dance between Marianne and Héloïse unfolds, weaving a tale of forbidden love and collaboration that transcends the boundaries of convention. In French with English subtitles.
3/3: Experience the magic of the 8th annual NY DOG FILM FESTIVAL at the historic Nevada Theatre on Sunday, March 3rd, in collaboration with Nevada County Pets in Need (NCPIN). We are excited to bring you a canine-centric program featuring a diverse selection of animated, documentary, and narrative short films from around the world, all celebrating the profound bond between dogs and their human companions. As part of our commitment to giving back, 10% of every $13 ticket will contribute to the invaluable work of NCPIN, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Grass Valley, California. NCPIN is dedicated to enhancing the lives of animals and their families in Nevada County, particularly those belonging to the unhoused, low-income, military, and senior populations. By attending this film festival, you not only immerse yourself in the joy of canine cinema but also support a meaningful cause, ensuring that pets in need receive the care, warmth, and nourishment they deserve.
3/10: Indulge in a chilling cinematic experience at the Nevada Theatre on Sunday, March 10th, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic horror film, IT FOLLOWS. Immerse yourself in the suspenseful narrative of this ultra-stylish and intellectually gripping masterpiece. Follow the harrowing journey of a young college student whose life takes a terrifying turn after a seemingly ordinary romantic encounter with her new boyfriend. As he mysteriously vanishes, she finds herself ensnared in a nightmarish reality where a relentless supernatural entity pursues her with unrelenting determination, stopping at nothing until its target meets a grim fate.
Nevada Theatre 3/17: In anticipation of Bong Joon-ho’s newest film MICKEY 17, which debuts later this year, we are excited to celebrate some of the director’s most notable works. We kick off the 3-part series with the film that introduced Bong Joon-ho to a global audience – THE HOST. This cinematic gem seamlessly blends the thrills of a monster movie with the biting wit of political satire. The story unfolds after an American military pathologist carelessly disposes of formaldehyde into South Korea's Han River, triggering a series of unusual events. Citizens report sightings of an amphibious creature inhabiting the waterways, and a local vendor, whose shop is situated by the river, finds himself in a gripping battle to protect his family once the monster emerges from its lair. Don't miss this captivating evening as we delve into the genius of Bong Joon-ho's storytelling and cinematic prowess. Join fellow enthusiasts for an exploration of THE HOST, a film that captivates with its thrilling narrative and sharp social commentary. Secure your spot for a night of entertainment and appreciation of one of cinema's visionary directors at the Nevada Theatre!
Nevada Theatre 3/24: In anticipation of Bong Joon-ho’s newest film MICKEY 17, which debuts later this year, we are excited to celebrate some of the director’s most notable works: the second film in our series, MEMORIES OF MURDER, draws inspiration from South Korea’s first confirmed serial murders, making it a standout in the crime thriller genre. Regarded as one of the greatest, this cinematic masterpiece unfolds against the backdrop of political unrest in 1980s South Korea. Venture into the gripping narrative as two detectives, one a local policeman and the other an investigator from Seoul, unite in a race against time to apprehend an elusive and intelligent serial killer wreaking havoc in a rural town. MEMORIES OF MURDER stands as a testament to Bong Joon-ho’s storytelling prowess, offering an intense and unforgettable cinematic experience.
Nevada Theatre 3/31: In anticipation of Bong Joon-ho’s newest film MICKEY 17, which debuts later this year, we are excited to celebrate some of the director’s most notable works: for our final film in the series, we offer the winner of the 2019 Palme d’Or and the first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, PARASITE is undoubtedly Bong Joon-ho’s crowning achievement. Join us as we revisit the genre-blending classic that mixes thriller, horror, and black comedy whilst putting wealth inequality firmly under the microscope. When the son of an impoverished household lies his way into employment as a private tutor for the daughter of a tech CEO, he begins to develop feelings for his pupil. Meanwhile, his sister and parents follow his lead, gaining employment from the wealthy family through amoral means. Their infiltration into the upper crust will come with consequences no one could foresee.