Events

Sunday, December 29, 7:00 PM

Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.

Few realize that sound is 50% of the cinematic experience. Building on the pioneering sight-and-sound discoveries of iconic filmmakers, this documentary features the first generation of recognized Sound Designers who designed great movies with sound before a frame was shot. The film explores the collaborative relationship between Sound Designers and the visionary directors they work with by entering their creative realms via interviews and clips from their movies. EVERYONE is in this film – George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Peter Weir, Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan, Sofia Coppola, and Ryan Coogler – and the sound men and women with whom they collaborate. Check out the latest discoveries and advances in sound technology and learn how sound transforms not only the cinematic experience but also our lives.“Making Waves pays an all-too-rare tribute to an aspect of filmmaking that’s utterly fascinating but often overlooked.” –Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes.“Pretty Irresistible.” –Mark Feeney, Boston Globe.

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Sunday, December 22, 7:00 PM

(100 Minutes)

On North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast, a young indigenous man undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch – to make a name for himself by giving everything away. In Rome, Italy, a factory occupied by migrant families is transformed into a living museum, protected by a barricade of art: a model of resistance, and an invaluable gift. In the pirate utopia of Burning Man, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-apocalyptic desert landscape. Meanwhile, in Auckland, New Zealand, artist Mingwei Lee prepares to launch Sonic Blossom – a “transformative gift” of song. GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. In these days before Christmas, here’s a different, lovely take on giving gifts. “A beautiful, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on the creative process and the things that make us human.” – Jonathan Lethem, American novelist

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The Portal

Sunday, December 15, 7:00 PM

THE PORTAL is a documentary created as part of a bold, global vision to shift humanity out of a state of crisis by meditating daily. It brings to life the stories of six very different people who overcame great adversity using stillness and mindfulness. It’s a vibrant tapestry of technology, love, the future, existentialism,
human potential, and inner peace. Exploring a new way forward, this powerful film, written and produced by Tom Cronin and written and directed by Jacqui Fifer, opens hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity. Supported by insights from some of the world’s foremost futurists–and an empathetic robot–the film unfolds like a beautiful, audiovisual spectacle.

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Sunday, February 16, 7:00 PM

Genre: Documentary Runtime: 120 min. 

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. Lists of titles in each program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 13th.

For more information visit SierraTheaters.com

Sunday, February 9, 7:00 PM

Genre: Documentary Runtime: 120 min. 

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. Lists of titles in each program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 13th.

For more information visit SierraTheaters.com

Sunday, February 2, 7:00 PM

Genre: Documentary Runtime: 120 min. 

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. Lists of titles in each program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 13th.

For more information visit SierraTheaters.com

Sunday, January 26, 7:00 PM

Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min. 

Rated PG

CUNNINGHAM traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. Alla Kovgan’s documentary weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, CUNNINGHAM is a timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

“What Kovgan’s utterly transporting film does, through a thoughtful and dynamic combination of curated material and new performances, is radiate the rapturous power of dance.”

–Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter.

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Sunday, January 12, 7:00 PM

Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min. NR

Five courageous, smart and self-determined women break the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities in this powerful new documentary by Barbara Miller. With incredible strength and positive energy, they fight for sexual liberation and autonomy for all women as they break beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats, and prosecutions.

#FEMALE PLEASURE shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women today. Their story spans cultures, religions, and continents, from Japan and India and the Somali Muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe, and have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and is first and foremost meant for procreation, without regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy. These women decided to speak up. They are the ultimate example of how courage, strength, and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures. “The stories of their radicalization are engaging, and Miller’s deft editing and objective approach result in a surprisingly intimate and life-affirming film.”

–Maria Garcia, L.A. Times.

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Sunday, January 5, 7:00 PM

Genres: Program /Animation Unrated

The latest edition of the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to the Nevada Theatre Film Series. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the 2019 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.“ The animation is an incredibly versatile medium that allows artists to explore situations and ideas that you won’t see anywhere else,” says ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS founder and curator Ron Diamond. “From political and philosophical concerns to the complexities of individual identity and personal relationships, animated short films are uniquely able to capture the many facets of human experience.”

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