NOVEMBER at the Stonzek Theatre




November 6 - November 12


dir. Michael Almereyda, Drama / Biography / History, Not Rated, USA, English 2015 98 min.


In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducted the "obedience experiments" at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary people asked to send harmful electrical shocks to a stranger. Despite pleadings from the person they were shocking, 65 percent of subjects obeyed commands from a lab-coated authority figure to deliver potentially fatal currents. With Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s Kafkaesque results hit a nerve, and he was accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. Experimenter invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind, beginning with his obedience research and wending a path to uncover how inner obsessions and the times in which he lived shaped a parade of human behavior inquiries




  November 13 – November 19



dir. Kate Geis, Biography / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2015, 86 min.


 Paul Taylor is one of the dance world's most elusive and respected choreographers. For over 50 years he has only given glimpses into his creative process, this film is an unprecedented exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single dance. The dominant voice is Paul's, between the guarded and unguarded moments we see him with new eyes and new understanding.








Dir.  Patricio Guzman, Documentary, Not Rated, Chile / Spain, Spanish w/ English subtitles 82 min. 2015.


The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian Indigenous people, the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.










dir. Rick Alverson, Drama, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 110 min., 2015

A broken, aging comedian (Neil Hamburger) tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters

“A twisted, existential comedic masterwork.”  “Bizarrely entrancing” - Indiewire 

“Revelatory…a roadtrip to the center of a harrowing abyss.” - The Guardian 

“Existential and hysterical….extraordinary to behold in its bizarre humanity.” - Twitch Film

“A full-circle union of underground exotica and Hollywood legend. Makes Don Rickles look like Mr. Rogers.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker












Dir. Naji Abu Nowar, Adventure / Drama / Thriller, Not Rated, UK / UAE / Jordan, Arabic w/ English subtitles, 100 min.,  2015


1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb ("Wolf") in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders.








Dir.  Alice Rohrwacher, Drama, Unrated, Germany / Italy, German / French / Italian w/ English subtitles, 110 min. 2015.


A family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside are disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu), who is struggling to find her footing in the world.





























DEC 5  8 PM




Come find out about the intersections of mass incarceration, criminal justice and the environment.

An organizer with the Prison Ecology Project will be discussing the Project's effort to get the EPA to recognize environmental justice impacts on prisoners, an effort to stop the construction of a new maximum security federal prison on endangered species habitat in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky, and the importance of cross-movement organizing to address the racism inherent in police and prisons.

We'll be showing an excerpt from Up The Ridge, a documentary about the prison-building boom in Appalachia's coal country, and other short films on the prison/ecology connection.


For more info: PrisonEcology.org

Cost: $5 - $10 suggested donation


This event is part of the "Week of Resistance" coordinated by Everglades Earth First!

Find out more at: ouncihttp://evergladesearthfirst.net/2015/10/28/announcing-the-week-of-resistance/





December 4 – December 10


dir. Alex Gibney, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English 119 min, 2015


Alex Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The film covers a broad range of material from the church's origins—punctuated by an intimate portrait of founder L. Ron Hubbard—to present-day practices and alleged abuses as reported in the media.







December 4 – December 10 


dir. Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson, Drama / Mystery / Comedy / Romance , Not Rated, Canada, English, 130 min, 2015


A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.

The Forbidden Room is Guy Maddin’s ultimate epic phantasmagoria.  honoring  classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath) with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjacks in desperate attempt to breathe the oxygen within. Suddenly, impossibly, a lost woodsman wanders into their company and tells his tale of escaping from a fearsome clan of cave dwellers. From here, Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson take us high into the air, around the world, and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception and murder, skeleton women and vampire bananas. Playing like some glorious meeting between Italo Calvino, Sergei Eisenstein and a perverted six year-old child, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Is Maddin's grand ode to lost cinema. Created with the help of master poet John Ashbery, the film features Roy Dupius, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling,Geraldine Chaplin, Mariade Medeiros, Jacques Nolot, Adèle Haenel, Amira Casar, Elina Löwensohn and UdoKier (and more!) as a cavalcade of misfits, thieves and lovers, all joined in the joyful delirium of the kaleidoscopic viewing experience.






Dir. Frederick Wiseman, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English / Spanish / Arabic / Hindi, 190 min, 2015

Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. In Jackson Heights explores the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values.
The 40th film by the American Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman

"Among Mr. Wiseman’s masterpieces. An immersive celebration of democracy. Under Mr. Wiseman’s watchful, empathetic eye, the ordinary rises to the level of poetry."
–A.O. Scott, The New York Times










JACO  dir. Paul Marchand & Stephen Kijak, Documentary / Biography, Not Rated, USA, English, 110 min. 2015


Ft. Lauderdale's Own Genius


 Produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo in association with Passion Pictures, Jaco includes some incredible insights from an array of artists including Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana and others as well as Jaco’s family, and friends. It unveils the story of his music, his life, his demise, and ultimately the fragility of great artistic genius.

There are few musicians who fundamentally change their instrument, and even fewer still who transcend their instrument altogether. Jaco Pastorius did both.

In 1976, Jaco’s melodic “singing” bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern music. Almost overnight, critics hailed Jaco Pastorius as “the future of modern music,” alongside popular visionaries like David Bowie, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, and Herbie Hancock.

Driven only by his own desire to create the music he wanted to hear, Jaco transformed himself from a poor and unknown, scrappy Florida boy, into an international sensation — all without any formal musical training. Instead of chasing popular music, Jaco led his fans towards the music inside him. Defiantly jumping off amplifiers, heaving his bass through the air, and refusing to be just a “sideman,” Jaco broke down the barriers between audiences and genres.










Dir. Laurie Anderson, Documentary, Not Rated, USA / France, English, 75 min. 2015.



Artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her husband, mother, beloved dog and subjects such as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings.





















Dir.  Lenny Abrahamson, Drama, Rated ‘R’, Canada / Ireland, English, 118 mi, 2015.

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life.   But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.

At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.





JANIS: Little Girl Blue 

December 25 – December 31



December 25 – December 31  





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