62 years of excellence

 

 

 

NOVEMBER at the STONZEK

Cooler weather and ocean breezes bring lots of activity to the Stonzek Theatre.  By popular demand we are bringing back the fabulous NYC fashionistas of a certain age. Advanced Style will return for the week of Oct 31.  Also that week we will re-examine (or for some examine for the 1st time) America's Last Days in Vietnam in this brilliant new documentary. 

 On Nov 7 Blue Room brings to the screen a noir psychological thriller from the novels of the incomparable Georges Simenon.  Listen Up Philip brings together Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss and Jonathan Pryce in an intimate, idiosyncratic comedy. We conclude the week with 2 special events:  Fri night Nov 7th at 8pm an evening of hand made music, a singer / song writer roundtable with Rod Macdonald, Marie Nofsinger and Amy Carol Webb.

Sat. night Nov. 8 at 7pm our eyes and ears return to Haiti with new movies from that torn island......

Avalanche!!!  Nov 14 - 20  Force Majeure A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, is a wickedly funny and precisely observed family drama.

Watchers of the Sky uncovers the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities.

Nov 21-27 The world lost a Master filmmaker in March, Alain Resnais gifted us with 6 decades of billiant movies and we are saddened and honored to show his last work Life of Riley.

 

 

 

ADVANCED STYLE

October 31 - November 6

 

THEY ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Lina Plioplyte, Documentary, Unrated, US, 2014, 72 min

                 

Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal
style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog
of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish
women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and
Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

Advanced Style is Lina Plioplytes feature directorial debut.

Join us for a skype Q&A / Discussion with Ari Seth Cohen after the Tues. Nov 4th 4 PM screening (approx. 5:15 PM)

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LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

October 31 - November 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Rory Kennedy, Documentary, Not Rated, US, 2014, 98 min

 

In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place. Still, over the last days in Vietnam, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible.

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Songwriters’ Circle 

Friday November 7, 8 pm


         Songwriters’ Circle features three of south Florida’s most prominent acoustic singer-songwriters on stage together, sharing their original work, in the intimate (62-seat) setting of the Stonzek Theater.
 
Marie Nofsinger moved south from her native Massachusetts in the early 1980s, and for two decades was one of South Florida's busiest performing artists. Since then, she’s reduced her annual calendar to occasional “Dark & Stormy Night” themed shows and Suwanee Stringfest, where she’s been a headliner for several years. Citing her “stellar new Wildlife Rides Again CD,” Palm Beach Pulse wrote: “the disc blends bluegrass and country in sincere, humorous and rootsy ways not often heard since the advent of music video.” Catch this rare oppportunity to see Marie Nofsinger in a concert setting.
   
Rod MacDonald began in Greenwich Village clubs in the 1970s, co-founding the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, before moving to south Florida in 1995. Since then, he’s been named “Best Local Acoustic Artist” and one of “Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers Of All Time” by New Times, and one of “Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County” by the Palm Beach Post. He’s made 11 cds in the US and Europe and been covered by Dave Van Ronk, Shawn Colvin, Four Bitchin' Babes, Jonathan Edwards, and Garnet Rogers. He also was named 2012 Distinguished Faculty Member in FAU’s Lifelong Learning program. His latest cd is Later That Night. As Fort Lauderdale’s Labyrinth Café says, “Rod’s songs will stay in your heart and mind long after the music has ended.

Amy Carol Webb was named one of South Florida’s “Ten Best Folk Singers of All Time” in 2013 by New Times, and "One to watch in the next millennium" by the Miami Herald. Born into a musical family in Oklahoma, channeling the pioneering spirit of her Native American great-grandmothers and her own spiritual search, she’s appeared at the Kennedy Center and numerous Florida festivals, where her "liquid vocals sing of a better world - and make it a joyful proposition" (Performing Songwriter). Amy’s most recent recording is Moments: Music-Mantra-Music,  “inspired by myriad traditions including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Indigenous People.”

 

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iKALEB

November 8   7 PM

ONE NIGHT ONLY

directed by Kervans Barthelemy, Drama, USA, Creole, English subtitles, 2014, 77 min.

Kaleb, tells the story of a Father’s strict religious ways and how his cultural disconnection tears his family a part when his decision to kick out his eldest son, Kaleb, affects the entire family. A year later, his Father (played by Atibon Nazare) discovers that Kaleb is accused of rape and must decide, will he stand by his son and keep his family together or will his religion and culture dictate their fate.

Shot in Long Island, NY this film explores a common thread among the Immigrant experience. The film explores generational, cultural and religious conflicts in a society unfamiliar. The film also examines one aspect of the Haitian Diaspora journey.

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THE BLUE ROOM

November 7 –  November 133

 

directed by Mathieu Amalric, Crime / Thriller, Not Rated, France, French with English subtitles, 2014, 76 min.

Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Grand Budapest Hotel) directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation—but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way.

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LISTEN UP PHILIP

November 7 – November 13

 

 

 

directed by Alex Ross Perry, Drama, Not Rated, U.S., English, 2014, 109 min

 

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject — himself. A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. 

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FORCE MAJEURE

November 14 - November 20

Directed by Ruben Ostlund, Drama, France/Sweden/Denmark/Norway, English, Rated R, 2014, 118 min

 

A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Cannes observers were stunned that this provocative and improbably entertaining new film by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wasn’t selected for competition. A sardonic connoisseur of social disintegration, Östlund blends psycho-drama and explosive black humour to potent effect. 

Östlund, who may have never composed a banal image in his life, began his career as a director of skiing films. He returns to the slopes (Les Arcs, in France) for this drama of a model Scandinavian family taking a break in an upmarket ski resort.

“Ruben Östlund’s fourth feature took the Jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, but also, more importantly, took the coveted honor of being The Film We’d Heard Nothing About Prior That Gained So Much Buzz While There We Had To See It.” — Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

2014 Cannes Film Festival – Winner:  Un Certain Regard Jury Prize  

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WATCHERS OF THE SKY

November 14 - November 20

 

Directed by Edet Belzberg , Documentary, Not Rated, US, 121 min

So timely its cut from todays headlines


Watcher-of-the-sky n. [WoTS]

An individual who recognizes the moral imperative of ending cycles of violence &/or works to improve the quality of life for forgotten populations.

With his provocative question, “why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?” Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history.  An extraordinary testament to one man’s perseverance, the Sundance award-winning film Watchers of the Sky examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.  Before Lemkin, the notion of accountability for war crimes was virtually non-existent.  After experiencing the barbarity of the Holocaust firsthand, he devoted his life to convincing the international community that there must be legal retribution for mass atrocities targeted at minorities. An impassioned visionary, Lemkin confronted world apathy in a tireless battle for justice, setting the stage for the creation of the International Criminal Court.

Watchers of the Sky links Lemkin’s forgotten legacy with four visionary humanitarians: Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the U.N.; Luis Moreno Ocampo, ICC chief prosecutor; Benjamin Ferencz, Nuremberg prosecutor; and Emmanuel Uwurukundo, U.N. refugee officer. As all of them struggle to prevent future atrocities, their urgent trajectories intertwine with Lemkin’s.

Aesthetically imaginative and intellectually rigorous, Edet Belzberg’s lyrical film illuminates the power of one word and one man’s determination. At the same time, it reveals how the persistence and magnitude of genocide require a tribe of warriors banding together over generations and continents to build  a temple to the law.

The MacArthur Foundation, in selecting Belzberg as a fellow, praised her for her “raw, graceful, and insightful” films.

 

4 STARS "Essential viewing. A story of how committed people have fought and struggled to create the possibility for hope." - Keith Phipps, The Dissolve

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SUN DRIED

November 14th   9 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

directed by Connor Murphy, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2014, 40 min

SUN DRIED is a Florida film showcasing the talent of up-and-coming skateboarders from Palm Beach county. Directed by Conner Murphy, the film features the skateboarding talents of Matt Ramsey, Vince Harris, Jake Sanso, Alex Rodriguez, Brandon Rasouli, Chris Crawford, Tyler Bolar, and Andrew Hoang, as well as Conner Murphy and Frank Kaminski.

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LIFE OF RILEY

November 21 - November 27

directed by Alain Resnais,  Drama, Not Rated, France, French with English subtitles, 2014, 108 min.

Adapted from Alan Ayckbourn's play Relatively Speaking, LIFE OF RILEY is the ebullient and highly stylized story of the emotional entanglements among three couples living in the English countryside. When the couples learn that their close mutual friend George is terminally ill, their shared bonds are laid bare and Resnais' exquisitely developed characters begin to grapple with their own mortality and romantic vision of life. The brisk and shrewdly articulate encounters between the characters unfold an intimate real life story that bleeds in and out of the theater piece in which they are all cast. Splendid scenes of the English countryside and gorgeously illustrated settings demarcate the turning points in the plot, and the continuously blurred line between fiction and reality. A joyously unsettling meditation on the elasticity of the boundaries of love and affection, LIFE OF RILEY is an entirely unique, ingeniously structured and poignantly jubilant farewell from one of the greatest directors of all time.

The Stonzek Theatre is both saddened and honored to screen this, the last film of the masterful Alain Resnais (1922 - 2014)

 

Prior to the screenings of "Life of Riley" we are pleased welcome the French actor YANN LERAT, from Cannes.  He will show two of his “court-métrages” (short movies) and Les Clochards des Temps Modernes of Jérôme Genevray and speak about the Cannes Festival and working in the French film industry.

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Diplomacy

November 21 - November 27

 

 

directed by Volker Schlondorff,  , Drama, Not Rated, France/Germany, French & German with English subtitles, 2014, 84 min.

 

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then 'only as a field of rubble'. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city's former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan.

Directed by Academy Award winner Volker Schlondorff (“Tin Drum”)

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A Musical Heartache

November 21  8 PM  SOLD OUT

additional show added

November 23 NOON  tickets available below

directed by Michael Eldon Lobsinger, Music Video / Documentary, USA,  unrated, 2014, 45 min

 

A music video documentary short film about an independent musician who encounters obstacles in the recording studio while trying to record an emotional song about a relationship break-up. 

As singer/songwriter Bobby Gugliuzza experiences technical difficulties, with the absence of a producer and/or engineer, he attempts to keep the heartfelt emotions with him while recording his song, 'She'll Be Ok'. 

The film includes a music video showing the story behind the lyrics of the song as a woman (Catherine Windecker) goes through an emotional heartbreak with the absence of a man she thought was 'the one'.

Cast:

Bobby Gugliuzza

Catherine Windecker

Paul Granato

Frank Carter  

Also screening the music video Mustard Seed.

 

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ART and CRAFT

November 28 - December 4

 

directed by Mark Becker  & Sam Cullman,  Documentary, Unrated, USA, English , 2014,

99 min.

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering multiple styles and periods. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money, but instead donates his fakes to museums across the country. When Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar in Cincinnati, discovers the ruse and organizes an exhibition of the work, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. However, it's not so clear that he can. Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic whose elaborate con is also a means to cultivate connection and respect - feeding what he now understands as an outright "addiction to philanthropy." ART AND CRAFT starts out as an art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity. What emerges is an unflinching exploration of life with mental illness and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

 

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THE GREEN PRINCE

November 28 - December 4

 

directed by Nadav Schirman,  Drama / Thriller /Documentary, PG-13, Germany / USA, Hebrew / English , 2014,  101 min.

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman's THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him

As a defiant teenager growing up in Palestine, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. Shaken by Hamas’s brutality within the prison’s walls and a growing disgust for their methods, particularly suicide bombing, he had an unexpected change of heart and began to see Hamas as more of a problem than a solution. Recruited by the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security agency) and given the code name "Green Prince," he spied on the Hamas elite for over a decade, constantly risking exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and people. Along the way, what started as a cautious alliance between Mosab and his Shin Bet handler Gonen Ben Yitzhak grew into an enduring loyalty that no one could have predicted.

 

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Special Event

"2053" Two Girls, a Dragon and a Fisherman

November 28   1 PM

 

directed by Gary Davis,  Sci-Fi / Martial Arts / Drama, Unrated, USA, English , 2014

 

from Chin Li, Tony Lo & Chocolate Star Entertainment presents

A Gary Davis Film

a story from Chin Li

 starring
Shawna Tran, Dave Jia, Aeja Pinto
Borkety "Bee One" Boyefio, Massiel
and Gary Davis

Two Girls and One Fisherman can always lead to a few problems, especially when there is a dragon around...

While tryng to control the balance of power, a young and very beautiful ex-soldier is saved by a handsome fisherman and his teenage companion. Trouble arises when she overstays her welcome and the teen persues her own quest to control the balance of power...

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Cabernet Cabaret presents:

“The Beginning Is Near”

a neo-revisioning of Burlesque

November 29 at 9 PM

 

Cabernet Cabaret, a recently formed production group based in Lake Worth, Florida, will premiere its new show, THE BEGINNING IS NEAR, for one night only on Saturday, November 29th. A unique multi-media blending of dance, music, comedy, story and burlesque, as it’s never been seen before.

THE BEGINNING IS NEAR follows the antics, happenings, and dreams of a Burlesque troupe as they rehearse and prepare for the opening of their new show the following day; which may never come. Burlesque and cabaret performers, hosts, and stage crew intermingle and interact, as the audience, to its delight, is privy to onstage, offstage and dressing room activities. Expect the unexpected from this Cabernet Cabaret production of THE BEGINNING IS NEAR.

$10 admission

Cabaret/Burlesque theme dress is encouraged.

 

Cabernet Cabaret was founded in 2014 by burlesque dancer/choreographer Tuesday Muse and Director/producer Saxz Stevens.

The Cabernet Cabaret group supports and promotes the goal of an atmosphere free of bigotry, oppression, and all forms of discriminatory repression. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to charity.

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COMING IN DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIVA LA LIBERTA

December 5 - December 11

 

 

 

 

directed by Roberto Ando,  Drama / Comedy, Unrated, Italy, German,French Italian, with English subtitles, 2014, 99 min.

In this elegant and chilling story about world politics, the great Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political failure in the role of the disgraced ideologue and party leader, Enrico Oliveri. In the second, he embodies the shrewd genius of a madman as Oliveri’s unhinged twin brother who seizes control of the nation amidst the void of his brother’s disappearance. 

As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes into the night. The party leadership tries to hedge for time by concealing Oliveri’s disappearance with a series of acrobatic sidesteps. In a desperate move, right hand man Andrea Bottini seeks out Oliveri’s look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum.  Slowly and steadily, Giovanni insinuates himself into his brother’s public persona, impersonating Oliveri’s every tick and mannerism exquisitely – yet slightly imperfectly. Giovanni quickly surpasses his brother’s political prowess with an eerie talent for rallying the masses through fearless and heroic speeches. As Andò shifts between the failure of the sincere intellectual and the heroics of a madman, he probes the driving forces behind our contemporary global political reality leaving behind a rich web of questions in this unpredictable and provocative thriller.

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Teasers

A Hint of December

 

 

  ELSA & FRED

DEC 5 - DEC 11

 

STARRING     CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER     SHIRLEY McCLAIN      MARCIA GAY HARDEN

 

 

 

 

  GLEN CAMPBELL: I'LL BE ME

DEC 12 - DEC 19

 

 

 

  THE WAY HE LOOKS

DEC 12 - DEC 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POINT AND SHOOT 

DEC 19 - DEC 25  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   HORSES OF GOD

 

DEC 26 - JAN 1

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

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