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66 years of excellence

OCTOBER

THE CAKEMAKER

September 28 – October 4

dir. Ofir Raul Graizer, Drama, Not Rated, Germany, German / Hebrew, 2018, 113 min

Thomas, a young and talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his secret for himself, he starts working for Anat, his lover’s widow, who owns a small café. Although not fully kosher and despised by the religious, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city attraction. Finding himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, Thomas will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

SUPPORT THE GIRLS

September 27 – October 4

dir. Andrew Bujalski, Comedy, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 90 min .

Lisa is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side 'sports bar with curves',--but as general manager at Double Whammies, she's come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely--but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction...Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?

 

I AM NOT A WITCH

OCTOBER 5 – OCTOBER 11

dir. Rungano Nyoni, Drama, Not Rated, Zambia, English /German, 2018, 93 min

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

PICK OF THE LITTER

October 5 – October 11

dir. Dana Nachman and Don Hardy Jr., Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 81 min.

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil—five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog—who has what it takes?

 

 

 

TEA WITH THE DAMES

OCTOBER 12 – OCTOBER 18

dir. Roger Michell, Documentary, Not Rated, UK, English, 2018, 84 min

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered.

ALL ABOUT NINA

October 12 – October 18

dir. Eva Vines, Drama / Comedy, Rated “R”, USA, English, 2018 97 min.

Nina Geld (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is an up-and-coming comedian in New York City. She’s funny, smart and has worked hard to build a career for herself in the male-dominated world of stand-up. But when it comes to romantic relationships, Nina’s life is a mess. Random guys in bars, abusive married men (Chace Crawford), and an inability to stand up for herself finally convince Nina it’s time for a change. She packs up and moves to Los Angeles, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to audition for Comedy Prime — the end all, be all of late night comedy. After killing it in Los Angeles, she meets chill contractor Rafe Hines (Common), who tempts the brash New Yorker into considering commitment. Sublimating her own desire to self-destruct, Nina has to answer the question, once and for all, of whether women can indeed have it all.

CHURCH & STATE

October 18 – October 28

Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting. “A crackling script. Feels very of the moment. An enjoyable, thought-provoking and, I promise, humorous piece of theatre. I wish every member of Congress would see it!” —NPR.

 

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THUNDER ROAD

OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 25

dir. Jim Cummings, Drama / Comedy, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 92 min.

The Grand Jury prize winner at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival tests the limits of how long one can sit with the unflinching portrait of an angry, broken man whose life is falling apart in every direction, and it turns out it’s about 91 minutes. Writer-director-star Jim Cummings’ adaptation of his acclaimed 2016 short focuses on a wayward police officer who can’t manage to put his life together, largely due to his own simmering rage and sloppy mistakes. Cummings’ unruly performance as the mustachioed anti-hero engenders a paradoxical character study, in which the filmmaker takes to both sides of the camera to beg the audience for empathy, but doesn’t make it easy. From its teary-eyed, cringe-inducing opening eulogy to the tragic finale, “Thunder Road” maintains a beguiling funny-sad balance that’s unique to Cummings’ filmmaking voice, and won him overnight fans at SXSW. Considering the charged image of the police officer in America at the moment, this complex portrait could hit the zeitgeist; more than that, it would put a distributor in business with a filmmaker who’s clearly just getting started.

THE GUILTY

OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 25

dir. Gustav Moller, Drama / Thriller / Crime Not Rated, Denmark, Danish w/English subtitles, 2018, 85 min.

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him.

Audience Award Winner Sundance Film Festival

 

 

THE CHILDREN ACT

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 1

dir. Richard Eyre, Drama, Rated ‘R’, UK, English, 2018, 105 min.

Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is intensely dedicated to her profession, never finding time to have her own children while fully assuming the immense responsibility of making life-and-death decisions about the children of others. As Fiona is about to embark on one of the most challenging cases of her career, Jack (Stanley Tucci) her neglected and increasingly frustrated husband, makes a shocking revelation, sending her into an emotional tailspin. The case in question concerns seventeen-year-old Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah’s Witness suffering from leukemia, whose life could be saved by a simple blood transfusion, but who is refusing on religious grounds. Though just months shy of his eighteenth birthday, when he could legally choose for himself, Adam’s fate instead rests with Fiona, who, uncertain in her decision, makes the unusual move of leaving her courtroom to visit Adam’s hospital bedside. Their encounter forges a profound and unexpected connection, leading them both to challenge their beliefs, evaluate their choices, and grapple with the ultimate question of what constitutes right and wrong.

 

 

FUNNY GIRL

OCTOBER 24 AND OCTOBER 28

Directed by: Michael Mayer

Starring: Sheridan Smith, Darius Campbell

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” Hilarious, glorious, and ‘exhilarating’ (The Independent), don’t miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.

THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION

OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 1

dir. Peter Bogdanovich, Documentary, Not Rated. USA, English, 102 min, 2018

The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. “a celebration and also an invitation to some of the purest, strangest laughter the screen has to offer” A.O. Scott N.Y. Times “Peter Bogdanovich has completed a beautiful cinematic love letter to the greatest of all silent-era comedians, Buster Keaton, with The Great Buster: A Tribute. Sorry, Chaplin fans, but it’s true.” Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly

 

NOVEMBER

 

***SPECIAL STONZEK THEATRE EARLY BIRD PRICING***

$10 off use Special Promo Code "DISCOUNT10" at check out.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.

Peter Fogel brings is critically acclaimed multi-media
solo show back to the Stonzek Theatre

Fri-Sat Nov. 16-17th 2018 at 8 PM

The Perfect Evening of Entertainment for Single, Divorced, or Devoted Couples! LAST CHANCE to see this hilarious multi-media show in 2018 before its National Tour... Eternal Bachelor Peter Fogel, 50s, has MAJOR commitment issues and is stuck in "Manolescence!" He also senses his own mortality and after much soul searching decides to revisit the scene of all his romantic disasters. And with that decision he brings you his auto-biographical tale of a comedians Quixote Quest to finally searching for the one woman who can transform his life with his hysterical multi-media solo show, "Til Death Do Us Part You First! True Confessions about Marriage, Sex, & other things that end prematurely" Til Death Do Us Part You First spins a heartwarming hilarious yarn. So if you're divorced, married or ever b een single (and that's everyone) and want to experience (again) the feeling of finding that Special Person to share your life with then you'll want to fasten your seat belt for 90 minutes of Non-Stop laughs! If you've laughed at "Men Are From Mars & Women are From Venus" and "Defending The Caveman!" you'll LOVE Peter Fogel's "Til Death Do Us Part... You First!"

SEATING is LIMITED. Peter's SOLD-OUT every time he's been at the Stonzek.

For tickets, reviews, and promo video -- and to get your discount go right now to http://tildeathdouspart.brownpapertickets.com

MUSEO

NOVEMBER 2-8

dir. Alonzo Ruiz Palacios, Drama / Crime, Not Rated, Mexico, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 2018, 128 min.

Perennial students Juan and Wilson are planning a daring coup. They intend to break into the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and steal precious Mayan, Mixtec and Zapotec artefacts, in particular the funerary mask of King Pakal. While their families celebrate Christmas they get down to business, just like a couple of seasoned criminals. Everything goes off without a hitch and, with their sports bags stuffed full of treasures, they return home to see on the news how their deed is described as an attack on the entire nation. Only now do they realise the gravity of their actions. Feeling more than a little queasy, they set about fencing their haul. The ensuing road movie takes us from the impressive Mayan ruins of Palenque to the chic seaside resort of Acapulco. Even when Juan and Wilson are behind the wheel, their endeavour has long since gone off the rails

 

SCIENCE FAIR

NOVEMBER 2-8

dir. Cristina Costatini and Darren Foster, Documentary, Rated ‘PG’, USA, English, 2018, 90 min.

Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair.

PARDON MY FRENCH - CABARET SHOW

NOVEMBER 9-10 8PM | NOVEMBER 11 2PM | $25

“Pardon My French” is an unorthodox French Cabaret Show, in English bien sûr. A one-of-a-kind performance with classic Parisian songs, Gallic humor and just the right amount of jokes that will make you blush.

Pardon my French is filled with classic French songs like “C’est magnifique”, “C’est si bon”, “If you go away” and songs from French related movies like “Gigi”, “An American in Paris”, “Let’s make love” …

But don’t think for a second that it is only another tribute to Colombel’s French heritage, not ! Tangi adds his own flavor, his “Ameri-French” sense of humor and this “je ne sais quoi” that will make you ask for more !