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66 years of excellence

 

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24 FRAMES

APRIL 13 - APRIL 19

dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Drama, Not Rated, Iran, Persian with English subtitles, 2018, 114 min.

 

 

For 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

cinema.

Film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami

Jean-Luc Godard

           

 

 

 

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

Leaning 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.

           

 

 

 

 

SIDEMEN

APRIL 20 & APRIL 21

 

dir. Scott Rosenbaum, Biography / History / Music / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 77 min.



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.

 

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE LOVER

APRIL 27 - MAY 3

 

dir. Francois Ozun, Drama / Thriller / Romance, Not Rated, France, French with subtitles, 2018, 107 min.

 

 

Chloé (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

 

Moscow, 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 the government?

 

From Armando Iannucci director of "In the Loop"  and "The Veep"

 

         

 

ZAMA

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'.

         

 

THE ENDLESS

MAY 11 - MAY 17

 

 

dir. Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson, Sci-Fi / Thriller / Horror, Not Rated, USA,  Engllish, 2018, 111min.

 

         

 
 

 

LIBRA

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!  

 

 

RBG

MAY 18 - MAY 24

 

dir. Besty West and Julie Cohen, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 97 min

 

At 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.

Fifteen-year-old 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

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