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Next in the lineup, February 11, is the 2019 Spanish drama ‘Pain and Glory’, starring Antonio Banderas as a director with declining health, in a story that focuses on reflection and retrospection of the character. on his previous life.

The third in the series, February 25, is the French-speaking and Polish historical film “Les Innocents”, with an intrigue led by a Red Cross nurse discovering a convent housing a number of nuns at the end of their pregnancy, and the contradictions and crises of faith that the discovery poses for her and the women of the convent.

The penultimate film in the series, March 11, is the Korean dramatic thriller “Mother”, directed by Oscar winner Bong Joon-Ho of “Parasite” fame. The film follows a devoted mother whose son with an intellectual disability is accused of murder, and explores the psychology of the characters and the audience by raising questions about the son’s guilt or innocence.

The series is scheduled to end on March 25 with “The Hunt”, a Danish and Polish spoken word drama that follows the story of a kindergarten teacher whose life is torn apart by a lie that causes him to lose his job and his connections.

Screenings are set at 7 p.m. for the bimonthly series. Single tickets for movies are $ 10 each and season tickets are $ 45. More information is available here.

Holidays in the valley

The San Ramon Valley Museum’s annual holiday exhibit is scheduled to end after its last day on January 2.

This year’s “Holidays in the Valley” exhibition kicked off a new tradition for winter vacations at the museum, exploring local history and other traditions and cultures beyond Christmas. .

For the first year of this new theme, the museum focused on the Chinese New Year, showcasing the local and international history of the tradition throughout the date of the exhibition. The tradition, which follows the lunar rather than the Gregorian calendar, begins on February 1.

Residents and visitors to the San Ramon Valley can explore Chinese New Year history this week through Sunday, except January 1, when the museum will be closed. It will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. More information is available here.

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