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63 years of excellence


March and April at the Stonzek Theatre

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIAN AMSALEM

March 20 – March 26

 

 dir Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz, Drama, Not Rated, Israel, French / Arabic / Hebrew, w / English subtitles, 1015, 115 min.

An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.  In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her religiously devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian of CASINO ROYALE and PERSEPOLIS), continually refuses. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.  

Official Israeli entry in 2015 Academy Awards

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GIRLHOOD

March 20 - March 27

 

dir.  Celine Sciamma,March 20 – March 26, Drama, not rated, France, French w/ English subtitles, 2015, 113 min.

 Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

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http://www.latimes.com/entertnment/movies/la-et-mn-girlhood-review-20150206-column.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/movies/in-girlhood-a-french-adolescent-comes-out-of-her-shell.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUEEN AND COUNTRY

March 27 - April 2,

dir. John Boorman, Drama, Not Rated, UK, English, 2015, 115 min.

The hilarious highlight of John Boorman’s HOPE AND GLORY (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman’s alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill (played by a charming Callum Turner) is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

John Boorman’s final film.      A  N.Y. Times critics pick.

http:/ww.rogerebert.com/reviews/gett-the-trial-of-viviane-amsalem-2015

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

March 27 – April 2

 

 

dir. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi, Horror / Comedy, Not Rated, New Zealand, English 2015, 86 min.

 

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection, modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

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The Wizard of Oz Sing-A-Long     

Calling all Wizards, Munchkins, Twisters, Witches, Broomsticks and Flying Monkeys! Come sing along with Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow on the yellow brick road to Oz. The classic movie will be played on the big screen with subtitles for all the songs, and there will be several opportunities to interact with and participate in the fun beyond just singing. The film is still as fresh, frightening and funny as it was when first released in 1939.

March 28th, 2015 

7pm  

Tickets Adult: $12; Child: $8

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A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

April 3- April 9

 

dir. J.C. Chandor, Action  / Drama / Thriller / Crime, Rated “R”, U.S., English / Spanish, 2014, 125 min.

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and––above all––his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path. - 

 

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SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY

April 3 – April 9  

dir. Mary Dore, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2014, 92 min.

They said 'the personal is political' and made a revolution: in the bedroom, in the workplace, in all spheres of life. Called threatening by the FBI, yet ignored in many histories, these women changed the world. SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women's movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time.

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KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

April 10 – April 16

 

 

dir. David Zellner, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2015, 105 min.

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies.

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WHITE GOD

 April 10 – April 16

dir. Kornel Mundruczo, Drama, Germany / Hungry / Sweden, English / Hungarian, 2015, 121 min

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Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard Award at this year’s Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczo’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed “human superiors,” but it’s also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him...

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An Honest Liar

April 17 – April 23

dir. Justin Weinstein & Tyler Meason, Biography / Documentary / History / Comedy, USA, English,2015, 90 min


An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived


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THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

   April 17 – April 23 

dir. Guillaume Nicloux, Drama / Comedy, Not Rated, France, French / Polish, 2015, 96 min.

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.

 

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’71

April 24 – April 30

dir. Yann Demange, Action / Drama / Thriller, Rated “R”,UK, English, 2014, 99 min.


’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape


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OF HORSES AND MEN

April 24 – April 30

dir. Benedikt Erlingsson, Drama / Comedy / Romance, Unrated, Iceland, Icelandic / Swedish, 2015, 81 min


Against a breathtaking seaside landscape, a cast of hot-blooded characters struggle to connect with nature and each other. Among them, a pair of wistful human lovers are thwarted by equine libidos, sparking their tentative courtship into action; a determined alcoholic gets his last ride at sea from a surprisingly seaworthy companion; and an adventurous tourist sets off for a leisurely ride on horseback that spirals into a quest for survival. The lines between species blur seamlessly throughout these memorable tales, reflecting love, death and the quirks of human and beast alike

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    From Ayiti Images

filmmaker Rachelle Salnave's personal journey to Haiti and her past

April 25   7 PM

 

 

La Belle Vie:  The Haitian Bourgeois Society on Screen   

My Grandmother was a beautiful woman who truly understood the dynamics of the Haitian Bourgeois society in Haiti. Growing up in Les Cayes (the Southern region of the Island), Grandma was determined to be educated but knew education alone would not get her into the upper crust club of Pétionville's (Port au Prince's Suburb) high society. Dreaming of living a life free from restrictions, her dream came true when she met my Grandfather, Raoul Berne, a wealthy businessman. Grandpa didn't waste anytime marrying my Grandmother who already had 2 children from a previous marriage. He went against the rules of his social class and followed his heart. Grandma was instantly inducted into the Bourgeois club but it came with a price. Dark skin with no family name, "Who was this woman?" most people asked. Why did she hide her family's identity? Why did she deny her identity in her search of La Belle Vie or did she cleverly defeat the system?

 

The Art of the Machete 


Alfred Avril used his religion, the natural herbs and the knowledge of his ancestors to preserve what very little know in today's generation about the Art of Machete fencing. While, parts of this art form can be found in other Afro-centric martial art movement's across the African Diaspora, such as Capoeria, origins of this affiliation can only be assumed that the art of Haitian machete fencing came from the roots of Africa and the Haitian revolution. With very little money or support from local government to sustain this historic art form, his passion to conserve this history to the residents has caught the attention of some Foreigner's ready to help spread his message to the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gray Mockingbird Community Garden

Presents

OPEN SESAME

The Story of Seeds

April 26 2PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dir.  M. Sean Kaminsky, Documentary Unrated, USA, English, 2015, 82 min.

One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. This film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. While the price of gold and oil skyrockets the fate of our most priceless commodity is ignored. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. They are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink... but given far less attention. Over the past one hundred years, seeds have steadily shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property. This film tells the story of seeds by following the challenges and triumphs of some of their most tireless stewards and advocates.

tickets    $10 in advance      $15 day of the show

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www.graymockingbird.com  561-246-0148

 

 
 

 

coming soon to the Stonzek:

 

May 1 - May 7 Seymour: An                                          Introduction

May 8 - May 14   Welcome to Me

May 22 - May 28 In the Name of                             My Daughter

   

 

            

 

 

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