Ever stumble upon a little gem of a movie that's simply so good you can't wait to recommend it to everyone you see?
That's how I felt after watching the intimate, poignant and gorgeously photographed "Chronicle of My Mother."
Director Masato Harada's enriching film follows a successful Japanese writer untangling himself from his own misguided perceptions about his ailing mother.
The award-winning film plays at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch ($7-$8, 925-757-9500, www.elcampaniltheatre.com) then moves Feb. 22 to the Orinda Theatre for a week of showings (tickets and more information at www.lamorindatheatres.com).
Don't miss it. Just keep a hankie on hand.