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65 years of excellence

 

 

SEPTEMBER AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

 

AS BETTE DAVIS SAID, 'IT WAS A BUMPY RIDE'

BUT WE'RE BACK!

AND WE HOPE ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS SURVIVED HURRICANE IRMA

WITH AS LITTLE TRAUMA AS POSSIBLE.

THE STONZEK WILL BE OPEN STARTING WEDS SEPTEMBER 13TH

DUE TO THE RECENT STORM WE ONLY RECEIVED 1 MOVIE SO

WE WILL BE SCREENING "COLUMBUS" AT 6 PM ON WED SEPTEMBER 13 AND AGAIN AT 6 PM THURS SEPT 14TH.

"MARJORIE PRIME" WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.

 

COLUMBUS

SEPT 8 – SEPT 14


dir. Kogonada, Drama / Comedy /Romance, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 100 min.

 

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother

 

 

       

 

6PM WED 9/13 and 6PM THURS 9/14

 

MARJORIE PRIME

SEPT 8 – SEPT 14

CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE

dir. Michael Almereyda, Sci-Fi / Drama / Mystery / Comedy, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 98 min.

 

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith)—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

 

         

 

THE TRIP TO SPAIN

SEPTEMBER 15 – SEPTEMBER 21

dir. Michael Winterbottom, Drama / Comedy, Not Rated, UK, English, 2017, 108 min.

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

 

            

 

 

 

  

 

IT’S NOT DARK YET

SEPTEMBER 15 – SEPTEMBER 21

dir. Frankie Fenton, Documentary, Not Rated, Ireland, English, 2017, 81 min

Soon after premiering his short film The Sound of People at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, promising young Irish director Simon Fitzmaurice was tragically diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS). At just 34 years old, he was given four years to live. Fitzmaurice and his wife were expecting their third child, and a career in storytelling lay at his feet. Reeling from the shock, Fitzmaurice drew strength from his deepest desires—instead of being stuck in that painful moment, he realized his greatest defiance of ALS would be to direct his first feature film. Seven years later, despite total physical incapacitation, Fitzmaurice completed My Name is Emily (2015), directing it only with the use of his eyes. This emotional journey of self-realization and personal triumph over life-crushing adversity is nothing short of inspiring. All of it is captured with intimate home movies, photographs, and an affectionate voice-over by compatriot Colin Farrell, transporting us into Fitzmaurice’s creative world where every physical and psychological challenge is met with positivity and the desire to fulfill a dream.      

                                                  

 

SEVENTH ANNUAL
L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 22-24

 

 

 

FILM FEST


 

 

 

    

 

THE LAST DALI LAMA ?

SEPTEMBER 25 - SEPTEMBER 28  

dir.  Mickey Lemle, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 80 min

For over a thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for overcoming negative, afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed, jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In the film THE LAST DALAI LAMA?, His Holiness explains that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a "science of the mind"; he also shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of mind, and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering. Believing that this precious wisdom belongs to the world, twenty years ago The Dalai Lama challenged a select group of world-renowned Neuroscientists and Mind/Brain researchers to look into the workings of the mind, and to prove scientifically that "Tibetan Buddhist technologies" for overcoming afflictive emotions are skills that can be learned by anyone. The Dalai Lama commissioned Dr. Paul Ekman and his daughter Dr. Eve Ekman to come up with an "Atlas of Emotions" as a way of understanding the effects of emotions on having a tranquil mind. Being able to recognize the patterns, triggers and responses to emotions is the first step in dealing with them. In a moving sequence with a high school class in British Columbia, His Holiness The Dalai Lama is able to share his passion for the subject. His urgency and dedication come through in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? as he now turns 82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he will reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage that has existed for a millennia.

 

         

    

 

     

 

BONES OF CONTENTION

SEPTEMBER 25 - SEPTEMBER 28

 

 

Bones of Contention" explores the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of lesbians and gays under Franquismo. What happened to LGBT people during the Franco regime? This film uncovers their stories and breaks their silence for the first time. Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over a hundred twenty thousand victims of the Franco regime are buried. Today the families of the disappeared lead a grassroots effort to uncover and identify the bones of their loved ones. Invisible to the eye but hyper-visible in the mind, these mass graves of Spain's missing persons are an apt metaphor for the historical memory conundrum. How does a country excavate a past that is actively suppressed? The film's two thematic strands - the historical memory movement's campaign to uncover the past (literally and figuratively) and the search for the hidden lives of lesbians and gays under Franco - are connected through the figure of Spain's most famous poet, Federico García Lorca, who was killed by a right-wing firing squad in the first few weeks of the Spanish Civil War. He has become the symbol for both the historical memory movement and the LGBT movement today. This documentary essay ruminates on the theme of historical memory, unearths the untold story of LGBT experience under Franco, and considers how the historical memory movement in Spain serves as a site of struggle and resistance against official narratives.

 

         

 

    

 

MENASHE

 

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5

 

dir. Joshua Z. Weinstein, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English / Yiddish with Engish titles, 2017, 82 min.

Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe—a kind, hapless grocery store clerk—struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters .

 

         

 

     

 

GOOD TIME

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5

 

dir. Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, Drama / Crime, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 100 min.

 

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

 

 

         

   
             

AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED

PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW

OCTOBER 14 AND 15  8 PM

at the Stonzek Theatre

 

 The Ink Factory, Fane Productions, Trafalgar Releasing and

are delighted to present

 John le Carre

An Evening with George Smiley,

Broadcast to cinemas across the UK and Europe

In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)

 

 

 

COMING TO THE STONZEK SOON

 

     SEP 15 - 21   TRIP TO SPAIN - Steve  Coogan's

                                      latest  comedic / gastronomic journey

   OCT 6 - 12  EX LIBRIS - Fredrick Wiseman, America's greatest documentarian, takes us to the New York Public Library

    

    OCT 27 -  NOV 2  LUCKY - Harry Dean Stanton &    

             David Lynch

     NOV 17 - 24  REBELS EN POINTE -

       LES BALLETS  TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO, NYC'S notorious all-male, drag ballet company

    

 

   

                                                                                                  

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