|APRIL AT THE STONZEK THEATRE
APRIL 13 - APRIL 19
dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Drama, Not Rated, Iran, Persian with English subtitles, 2018, 114 min.
what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas
Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his
work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art
forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct
the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken,
Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark
landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and
digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute
vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement,
perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image
making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the
giants of world
Film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami
TALL: THE AMERICAN SKYSCRAPER
AND LOUIS SULLIVAN
APRIL 13 - APRIL 19
dir. Manfred Kirchheimer, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 79 min
This film tells the story of the
unstoppable rise of the skyscrapers. Starting in 1869, in New York and
Chicago, elevators, steel, and electricity combined to create a frenzy
of tall and taller buildings. Tall traces the experiments of the early
skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect
(and mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright) who pioneered a new skyscraper form.
His credo was that "form ever follows function." His elegant buildings,
some still standing and featured in the film, bear out his reputation as
the father of the skyscraper. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham,
builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money,
and power. The progressive designs of the 1880s and 90s once again
reverted to historical styles, culminating in the "Cathedral of
Commerce," the gothic Woolworth Tower of 1912. Tall pits the struggle
for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client's
bottom line. It documents the showdown between Louis Sullivan and Daniel
Burnham. The outcome changed the future, shaping the modern skyline
throughout the world.
LEANING INTO THE WIND
APRIL 20 - APRIL 26
dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer, Documentary, Not Rated, UK, English, 2018, 93 min
into the Wind is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy
Goldsworthy's world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of
France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh
kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue,
Goldsworthy's work and Thomas Riedelsheimer's exquisite cinematography
redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.
APRIL 20 & APRIL 21
dir. Scott Rosenbaum, Biography / History / Music / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 77 min.
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory provides an intimate look into the incredible lives of three of the last Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin. These legendary bluesmen, who performed and recorded into their 80's and 90's, played a significant role in shaping modern popular music. The film features some of the last interviews conducted with all three men as well as their final live performances together
The best of the blues returns to the Stonzek for 2 days only.
DIRECTOR SCOTT ROSENBAUM WILL JOIN US IN THE STONZEK AFTER THE 8 PM SCREENING ON FRI AND SAT NIGHTS
LOVE AND BANANAS
APRIL 22 - APRIL 26
dir. Ashely Bell, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 77 min.
Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine's Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her to freedom.African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. L&B exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to endure to become a service animal; a process knows as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. LOVE & BANANAS aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.
APRIL 27 - MAY 3
dir. Francois Ozun, Drama / Thriller / Romance, Not Rated, France, French with subtitles, 2018, 107 min.
(Marine Vacth), who works as a guard at a museum in Paris, seeks to
shore up her resiliency and enters psychoanalysis. In Paul Meyer
(Jérémie Renier), the sensitive patient finds a caring psychiatrist who
helps her overcome bouts with depression. Following the end of the
treatment, both realize that they have fallen in love. A new chapter
begins for Chloé when she and Paul move in together, yet Chloé soon
comes to believe that Paul is keeping a secret. She impulsively visits
another psychiatrist, Louis Delord. Spiraling emotional and sexual
stakes will push all three of them to extremes, forcing Chloé to take
action in order to solve a mystery and save herself. Collapse
DEATH OF STALIN
MAY 4 - MAY 10
dir. Armando Iannucci, Biography / Drama / History / Comedy, Rated 'R', UK, English, 2018, 107 min
1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic
cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet
leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey
Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic
secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they
bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running
From Armando Iannucci director of "In the Loop" and "The Veep"
MAY 4 - MAY 10
dir. Lucrecia Martel, Drama, Not Rated, USA, Spanish with English subtitles, 2018, 115 min
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits
for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in
which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He
must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to
accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors
who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from
the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a
party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
NY TIMES CRITICS PICK
GREAT ARGENTINIAN DIRECTOR LUCRETICIA MARTEL'S LONG AWAITED NEW MOVIE
GODARD MON AMOUR
MAY 11 - MAY 17
dir. Michel Haznavicius, Biogrpahy / Drama / Comedy / Romance, Not Rated, France, French with English titles, 2018, 107 min.
France, in the late 1960s. Actress
Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin) finds herself juggling political protests
and artistic challenges in her married life with renowned filmmaker
Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel). As her country undergoes enormous
cultural change, so too does Anne’s dynamic with her husband. Godard Mon
Amour is a story of both real love and reel love.
"The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second'.
MAY 11 - MAY 17
dir. Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson, Sci-Fi / Thriller / Horror, Not Rated, USA, Engllish, 2018, 111min.
Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed
filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller
that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring
them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping
to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to
reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable
phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of
a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly
impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with
MOTHER'S DAY MAY 13
Libra Sene is delighted to make South Florida her new home and already feels embraced by the wonderful, vibrant artistic and music communities!
A songstress beyond measure, Libra been one of New York's Most Popular Jazz and Neo-Soul Artists. Libra kows owns and sings the Standards We Love and blends them with her own unique repertoire of music. Her performances often leaves the audience breathless and wanting more.
Libra Sene has performed at the premiere spots in NYC including Birdland, S.O.B.'s, the Blue Note, BB King's with regular appearances at the Ashford and Simpson' s Sugar Bar.
SONGBIRD, Libra's one-woman show has been enjoyed by audiences in Europe, the Middle East and West Africa!
Like her name, Libra Sene Is Dedicated to Bringing Balance and Joy to Many Hearts through Her Music!
MAY 18 - MAY 24
Besty West and Julie Cohen, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 97 min
the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has
developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop
culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique
personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the
nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her
biggest fans – until now.
LEAN ON PETE
MAY 25 - MAY 31
dir. Andrew Haigh, Adventure / Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 121 min.
Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his
single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start
after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal
turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack
where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On
Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his
seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his
father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter,
prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life.
Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an
odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt
Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak
in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency
as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.
THE DESERT BRIDE
MAY 25 - MAY 31