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65 years of excellence

 

 

LDUB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 L-DUB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

 

 

MARCH AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

    

 

 

 

2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

 

 

AND THE WINNER IS!

 

                                                         STONZEK AUDIENCE                                            ACADEMY                                                            

       BEST LIVE ACTION                            SING                                                                SING

                       

     

       BEST DOCUMENTARY                      4.1 MILES                                               THE WHITE HELMETS    

     

        BEST ANIMATED                              PIPER                                                              PIPER

 

 

 

NERUDA

February 24 – March 2

dir. Pablo Larrain, Biography / Drama, Rated ‘R’, Argentina, French / Spanish w/ English titles, 2016, 107 min.

 

Beloved poet Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.

            

 

 

 

TANNA

February 24 – March 2

 

dir. Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, Drama /Romance, Not Rated, Australia / Vanuatu, in Nauvhal w/ English titles, 2016, 100 min.

In the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an intertribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.

2017 OSCAR Nominee Best Foreign Language Feature

 

            

 

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THE TEMPEST

March 3 – March 9

dir. Gregory Doran, Drama / Fantasy / Shakespeare, Not Rated, UK, English (and oh what English!), 2017, 145 min.

 

On a distant island a man waits. 

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

In a unique partnership with Intel, we will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

 

            

 

LAPLAND ODYSSEY

MARCH 3 - MARCH 9

 

dir. Dome Karukoski, Comedy, Not Rated, Finland, Finnish, 2010, 90 min.

 

Quirky, laugh-out-loud funny and totally unpredictable, this action-packed Finnish road movie is an absolute charmer. Set in the dark, snow covered and frozen landscape of northern Finland, the story starts in a completely normal fashion: a young woman named Inari get frustrated that her good-for-nothing boyfriend Janne won’t even get off his ass to buy the only thing she wants: a TV cable box. So she makes an ultimatum: either a converter box by morning or she’s moving out. This propels Janne, along with his two hapless and equally lazy friends, out of the house and into a series of increasingly crazy misadventures, all in the quest of getting that elusive cable box. They soon encounter gun-shooting Russians, some very mean reindeer, Inari’s vengeful former boyfriend, a watery oasis filled with topless water polo-playing beauties, and a naked run through the snow. All the while the police are on their heels. Reminiscent of the wacky characters that seem to inhabit Aki Kaurismäki films, this comedy, filmed at breakneck speed, is an absolute delight.

            

 

CHECK OUT THE

FINNISH CULTURE and FUN

MARCH 3 - 5

BRYANT PARK    LAKE WORTH

 

PLEASE NOTE

TIME CHANGES FOR

WED MARCH 8      AND

THURS MARCH 9

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CAT WEEK   AT THE STONZEK

 

KEDI

MARCH 10 – MARCH 16

 

dir. Ceyda Torun, Documentary,Not Rated, Turkey, Turkish w/ English subtitles, 2017, 80 min.

 

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could

 

 

             

 

ROAR 

MARCH 10 – MARCH 16

 

dir. Noel Marshall, Adventure / Thriller, Rated ‘PG’, USA, English, 2015 102 min

 

Wildlife preservationist Hank (The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director) lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife Tippi Hedren and step-daughter Melanie Griffith) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

No animals were injured in the making of this movie; but 70 members of the cast and crew were.

 

            

 

 

 

 

MY CATS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE SALESMAN

March 17 – March 23

 

         2017 Oscar WINNER for Best Foreign Language Film

 

dir. Asghar Farhadi, Drama / Thriller, Not Rated, Iran, Persian, 2017, 125 min.

 

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

 

The Iranian director, Asghar Farahadi, 2 time Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film boycotted the ceremony.  His statement:

It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the academy, my crew in Iran, my producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Cohen Media, Amazon and my fellow nominees in the foreign-film category.

I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.

Dividing the world into the "us" and "our enemies" categories creates fears. A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in  countries which have themselves been victims of aggression.

Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever. Thank you.

 

            

 

    

    

 

20th C. WOMEN

March 17 – March 23

 

dir. Mike Mills, Drama / Comedy, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2016, 119min.


Set in Santa Barbara, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. 20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KRISHA

 

 MARCH 24 – MARCH 30

dir. Tray Edwars Shults, Drama / Comedy / Family, Rated ‘R”, USA, English, 2016, 83 min.

 

When Krisha shows up at her sister's Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning.

 

             

 

MEN AND CHICKENS

MARCH 24 – MARCH 30

 

CONTINUING THE STONZEK'S BOLD EXPLORATION OF THE FARTHER REACHES OF POULTRY

 

dir. Ander Thomas Jensen, Comedy, Not Rated, Denmark, Danish, 2015, 104 min.

 

Men & Chicken is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” ingeniously cast against type) about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon  three additional half-brothers—each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies—living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they’re reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together.

This inventively bizarre and outlandish comedy is directed by acclaimed, Oscar®-winning director Anders Thomas Jensen and also stars David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.)

 

The marvelous Mads Mickkelsen as you’ve never imagined him.

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

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THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

March 31 – April 6

 

dir. Emil Ben Shimon, Drama /Comedy, Not Rated, Israel, Hebrew, 2017, 96 min

 

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984

APRIL 4th   6PM

SPECIAL PROGRAM

George Orwell's Masterpiece

starring John Hurt and Richard Burton

Indie movie houses across the nation will be screening Orwell's '1984' on this date to resist the 'alternative facts' movement in Washington and the threats to arts and humanities funding. oh and also the threats to our bodies and souls.

WE WISH TO ENCOURAGE  A LOCAL POST SCREENING DISCUSSION OF

POLITICAL LANGUAGE and LANGUAGE AS POLITICS

PLAYWRIGHT ISRAEL HOROVITZ WILL JOIN OUR DISCUSSION WITH

HIS SHORT FILM 'INTERROGATION'

YURY LOBO, PAINTER / COLLAGIST, WILL JOIN US WITH HIS SHORT FILM  'CATCHING UP WITH POLLACK'

TAZ GOLDSTEIN'S SHORT MOVIE '2084'

 

dir. Michael Radford, Drama / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance, Not Rated, UK, English, 1984, 90 min.

 

"This story is, of course, well known. 1984 must be one of the most widely read novels of our time. What is remarkable about the movie is how completely it satisfied my feelings about the book; the movie looks, feels, and almost tastes and smells like Orwell's bleak and angry vision. John Hurtt, with his scrawny body and lined and weary face, makes the perfect Winston Smith; and Richard Burton, looking so old and weary in this film that it is little wonder he died soon after finishing it, is the immensely cynical O'Brien, who feels close to people only while he is torturing them.Suzanna Hamilton is Julia, a fierce little war orphan whose rebellion is basically inspired by her hungers.

Radford's style in the movie is an interesting experiment. Like Chaplin in "Modern Times," he uses passages of dialogue that are not meant to be understood -- nonsense words and phrases, garbled as they are transmitted over Big Brother's primitive TV, and yet listened to no more or less urgently than the messages that say something. The 1954 film version of Orwell's  novel turned it into a cautionary, simplistic science-fiction tale. This version penetrates much more deeply into the novel's heart of darkness."

      Roger Ebert

           

IN MEMORIUM JOHN HURT 1940 - 2017

1984 RUNS FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK

  

 

 

 

 

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CEZANNE ET MOI

MAY 5 - MAY 11

 

 

dir. Daniele Thompson, Biography / Drama, Rated 'R', France, French, 2017, 117 min

 

Cézanne Et Moi traces the parallel paths of the lives and careers of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Émile Zola, from school pals in Aix-en-Provence to working artists in Paris, while exploring their fears and ambitions. Through a slew of flashbacks, we see the two grow up to share a mutual love of art and beautiful women. Zola, who was fatherless and poor, dreams of becoming a writer and eventually joins the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his youth. Meanwhile Cézanne, who came from a wealthy background, wound up rejecting society to focus entirely on his work, which was only recognized at the very end of his life.

 

 

 

 

 

COMING TO THE STONZEK SOON

     

 

LOST IN PARIS          MAY

                               

I, DANIEL BLAKE       by Ken Loach          in June

AFTERIMAGE             by Andrzej Wajda   in June

 

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