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64 years of excellence

 

 

 

 

20162-DUB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 L-DUB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

 

 

JULY AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

 

JUNE 24 – JUNE 30

 

dir. Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci, Adventure /Mystery / Thriller / Comedy / Animation, Rated ‘PG’, France, French with English titles, 2016, 105 min

 

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

Brilliant animated film for all ages

from the makers of Persepolis

in original French w/ English subtitles

showings listed in GREEN are dubbed in English no subtitles

 

            

 

 

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

  June 24 – June 30

 

dir. Bill Siegel, Biograph / Sport / War/ Documentary. Not Rated, USA, English 2013, 86 min.

The Trials Of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America's controversies over race, religion, and war.

 

             

 

 

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

July 1 – July 7

 

 

 

 

dir. Whitt Stillman, Comedy / Drama / Romance, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 92 min.

 

Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia (Chloë Sevigny), but two particularly handsome suitors (Xavier Samuel and Tom Bennett) complicate her orchestrations

 

From a Jane Austen Short Story

Starring Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale

             

 

DHEEPAN

 

July 1 – Jul 7

 

 

dir. Jacques Audiard, Crime / Drama, rated ‘R’, France, English / French / Tamil. 2016, 115 min

 

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.

Winner Palme d’Or 2015 Cannes Film Festival

 

            

 

 

ART BASTARD

  JULY 8 – JULY 14

 

dir. Victor Kanefsky, Biography / History / Comedy / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 82 min.

 

Art Bastard is the rousing tale of a rebel who never fit into today’s art world but has become one of its most provocative, rabble-rousing characters nevertheless. At once a portrait of the artist as a young troublemaker, an alternate history of modern art and a quintessential New York story, Art Bastard is as energetic, humorous and unapologetically honest as the uncompromising man at its center: Robert Cenedella.

What is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one's personal vision? These are some of the questions raised as we follow fiercely independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression. A student, protégé and friend of German artist George Grosz, Cenedella is now passing on the legacy of Grosz's approach to art, in the very same room where Grosz taught. In portraying Cenedella's determination to buck the system of what's popular while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down.

 

                   

 

The Music of Strangers:

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

July 8 - July 14

 

dir. Morgan Neville, Documentary, Rated ‘PG-13’, USA, English, 2016, 96 min.

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution

 

             

 

 

De Palma

July 15 –July 21 

 

dir. Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach, Documentary, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2015, 107 min.

 

One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma’s career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field.

 

            

 

RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

  

July 15 – July 21  

dir.  Sang-Soo Hon, Drama, Not Rated, South Korea, Korean, 2016, 121 min.

 

Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk. And together, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi and Soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different

            

 
 

 

                                SCOTTY P.   RETURNS

   TO FILL THE HOUSE AT THE STONZEK

         AND HEAT UP YOUR SUMMER

 

                                              JULY 16     9:03 PM

                                

 

                                                            

 

The Hunt for Wilderpeople

 

July 22 – July 28

 

dir. Taika Waititi, Drama / Comedy, Rated ‘PG-13’, USA, English, 2016, 101 min.

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

 

Gurukulam

 

July 22 – July 28

 

dir. Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Datal, Not Rated, USA / Canada, English / Sanskrit / Tamil, 2016, 108 min.

In vivid and sensuous detail, Gurukulam follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. Daily chores, meditation, ritual, and rigorous study are woven together connecting the natural and spiritual worlds in moments of surprising revelation and comic contradiction. Deeply observational and experiential, Gurukulam evokes the presence of the place and a tactile sense of the sacred. The richly layered soundscape and the intimate imagery bring us into a place of extraordinary beauty and simplicity. From Swami Dayananda’s first lesson: ‘Saying is only an expression of what you see,’ Gurukulam is a rare invitation to look, listen, and experience a contemplative rhythm of life as old as the Bhagavad Gita and as new as present-day India.

 

 

Weiner-Dog

 

July 29 - August 11

   

 

            

 

 

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