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64 years of excellence

 

 

 

 

20162-DUB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 L-DUB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

 

 

MAY AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

FRANCOFONIA

April 29 – May 12

EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 12

dir. Aleksandr Sokurov, Documentary, Not Rated, Germany / France, English / German / French / Russian, 2015

Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum’s history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) applies his uniquely personal vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for this fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich and their compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation. These two remarkable men - enemies then collaborators - share an alliance which would become the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. In its exploration of the Louvre Museum as a living example of civilization, FRANCOFONIA is a stunning and urgently relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.

Throughout his vast filmography – documentary, fiction and others somewhere in between – Alexander Sokurov has demonstrated that a museum is much more than a place to preserve art. Museums are the veritable DNA of a civilization, the living organ of the city where the heart of a nation beats. With FRANCOFONIA, he explores a historical chapter that we might know, but whose description does not take into account all the lines that run through it. Sokurov’s body of work includes his “Men of Power” tetralogy (Faust, The Sun [Emperor Hirohito], Taurus [Vladimir Lenin] and Moloch [Adolph Hitler]), Russian Ark (set entirely in St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum), Mother and Son and Father and Son.

 

              

 

 

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

April 29 – May 5

dir. Matt Sobel, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 84 min.

Ryder, an artsy, confident California teen heads to Nebraska for a family reunion. After planning to come out to his conservative relatives, he holds off at his mother's request but nevertheless makes a showy entrance at the cookout with his short shorts and his eye-catching shades. No one seems particularly impressed except his 9-year old cousin Molly, who likes to follow him around. When they go to the barn to look for birds in the rafters and she comes back screaming and inconsolable, Ryder comes under suspicion and, in the process of clearing his name, learns that some family secrets are sometimes better kept that way.

 

             

 

 

TAMING OF THE SHREW

APRIL 30  NOON  &  MAY 1  11 AM

FREE ADMISSION TO TAMING OF THE SHREW

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A KID LIKE JAKE

 

The Florida Premiere of Daniel Pearle’s play begins on the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools; Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern.

 

    

 

 

          

 

 

IF YOU WEREN'T INVITED TO THE RECENT MET GALA

THE STONZEK THEATRE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO.......

FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

May 6 –May 12

dir. Andrew Rossi, Documentary, Rated ‘PG-13”, USA, English, 2016

The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.

 

THE FASHION EVENT OF THE SEASON IS NOT ON WORTH AVE

BUT IN

LAKE WORTH

 

                  

 

 

 

FRANCOFONIA

April 29 – May 12

EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 12

dir. Aleksandr Sokurov, Documentary, Not Rated, Germany / France, English / German / French / Russian, 2015

Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum’s history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) applies his uniquely personal vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for this fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich and their compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation. These two remarkable men - enemies then collaborators - share an alliance which would become the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. In its exploration of the Louvre Museum as a living example of civilization, FRANCOFONIA is a stunning and urgently relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.

Throughout his vast filmography – documentary, fiction and others somewhere in between – Alexander Sokurov has demonstrated that a museum is much more than a place to preserve art. Museums are the veritable DNA of a civilization, the living organ of the city where the heart of a nation beats. With FRANCOFONIA, he explores a historical chapter that we might know, but whose description does not take into account all the lines that run through it. Sokurov’s body of work includes his “Men of Power” tetralogy (Faust, The Sun [Emperor Hirohito], Taurus [Vladimir Lenin] and Moloch [Adolph Hitler]), Russian Ark (set entirely in St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum), Mother and Son and Father and Son.

 

              

 

 

SHAKESPEARE AND US

MAY 7  &  MAY 8   NOON

ADMISSION FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Schama’s Shakespeare and Us (2012)

Featuring interviews with Judi Dench, Tim Pigott-Smith, Andrew Scott

Directed by Ashley Gething

In this riveting documentary, acclaimed historian Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong “to all time” without first understanding just how much he was of his time. “Yes, it’s been said before, but Schama said it better.” – The Telegraph

120 mins

 

 
 

 

RIVER OF GRASS WILL NOT BE SHOWN THIS WEEK DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE MEDIA

 

WE HOPE TO BRING YOU KELLY REICHARDT'S PREMIER MOVIE SHORTLY

 

 

DOUGH

MAY 13-19  

 

dir. John Goldschmitt, Drama / Comedy, Unrated, UK, English, 2016, 94 min

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Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Tony award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce, currently in HBO's "Game of Thrones") clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. DOUGH is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

 

            

 

VIVA

MAY 13- MAY 19

 

dir. Paddy Breathnach, Drama, Not Rated, Cuba, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 2016, 100 min.

 

Jesus (Héctor Medina) is a hairdresser for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel, a former boxer, who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again.

 

             

 

 

LOUDER THAN BOMBS 

May 20 – May 26

 

dir. Joachim Trier, Drama, Rated ‘R’, France, French w/ English titles, 2016, 109 min

 

An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed(Isabelle Huppert) three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene (Gabriel Byrne) and withdrawn younger brother Conrad (Devin Druid) than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.

 

                

 

NEON BULL

 

MAY 20 –MAY 26

 

 

 

 

 

dir. Gabriel Mascaro, Drama, Not Rated, Brazil, Portuguese, 2016, 101 min.

 

Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the northeast of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural Vaqueiro, feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which he shares with his co-workers; Galega, an exotic dancer, the truck driver and mother to the young & spirited Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bullpen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles elaborate new fashion designs

 

Special Jury Prize ….. Venice Film Festival

 

                

 

 

 

GREEN ROOM

  May 27– JUNE 2

 

dir. Jeremy Saulnier, Thriller /Horror /Crime, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 95 min.

 

Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

            

 

 

 

MEASURE OF A MAN

  MAY 27 – JUNE 2 

 

dir. Stephanne Brize, Drama, Not Rated, France, French w/ English subtitles, 2016, 93 min.

 

 

At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry (Vincent Lindon) starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?

 

 

            

 
 

 

                                SCOTTY P.   RETURNS

   TO FILL THE HOUSE AT THE STONZEK

         AND HEAT UP YOUR SUMMER

 

                                              JULY 16     9:03 PM

                                

 

                                                            

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON 

 

                         JUNE 3 - JUNE 9     TALE OF TALES 

                        JUNE 3 - JUNE 9            HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS

          JUNE 15                  A TIME TO CHOOSE 

          doc on  global warming   ONE SHOW ONLY     

      JUNE 17 - JUNE 23  THE LOBSTER

      JUNE 24 - JUNE 30  ART BASTARD

      JULY 22 - JULY 28   GURUKULAM

 

 

   

 

            

 

 

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