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65 years of excellence

 

 

APRIL AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

 

KEDI

APRIL 21 – APRIL 27

 

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

 

 

             

 

PLEASE NOTE:    6PM SUNDAY APRIL 23 SCREENING OF

KEDI

HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

LOVESONG 

APRIL 21 – APRIL 27 

 

 

dir. So Yong Kim, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 84 min.

 

Neglected by her husband, Sarah (Riley Keough) embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy (Jena Malone). Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding

 

             

 

 

FRANTZ

APRIL 28 – MAY 4

 

dir. Francois Ozun, Drama / History / War, rated ‘PG-13’, France, German / French w/ English titles, 2017, 113 min.

 

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (Paula Beer), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

 

            

 

 

 

PERSONAL SHOPPER 

April 28 – May 4

 

 

 

 

dir. Olivier Assayas, Drama / Mystery / Thriller, Not Rated, France, English / French / Swedish w/ English titles, 2017, 105 min.

 

 

Maureen (Kristen Stewart) has a job she hates: seeing to the wardrobe of a media celebrity. She couldn’t find anything better to pay for her stay in Paris. And wait. Wait for a sign from the spirit of her twin brother, who died a few months earlier. Until then, her life will stay on hold.

After The Clouds of Sils Maria, another brilliant collaboration between Kirsten Stewart and director Olivier Assayas

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

         

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TOMORROW

MAY 5 - MAY 11

 

 

 

dir.  Melanie Laurent & Cyril Dion, Documentary, Not Rated, France, French with English subtitles, 2017, 118 min.

What if showing solutions or telling a story which does some good, was the best way of resolving the ecological, economic and social problems our country is going through? 
Following the publication of a study that announced the possible disappearance of a part of humanity between here and 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent set out with a team of four people to carry out an investigation in ten countries in order to understand what could provoke this catastrophe and, above all, how to avoid it.
During their journey, they met pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy, and education. By putting these positive and concrete initiatives, which are already functioning, end to end, the filmmakers began to see emerge what the world of tomorrow could be…

 

            

 

 

  

 

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

MAY 12 – MAY 18

 

dir. Albert Serra, Biography / Drama / History, Not Rated, France, French, 2017, 115 min.

 

Versailles, August 1715. Back from hunting, Louis XIV (Jean-Pierre Léaud) feels pain in his leg. A serious fever erupts, which marks the beginning of the decline of the greatest King of France. Surrounded by a horde of doctors and his closest counselors who come in turns at his bedside sensing the impending power vacuum, the Sun King struggles to run the country from his bed.

 

              

   

 

THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER

MAY 12 – MAY 18  

 

 

dir. Oz Perkins, Thriller / Horror, Rating ‘R’, USA, English, 2017, 93 min.

Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton) are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force.

              

 

 

 

GRADUATION

MAY 19 - MAY 25

 

dir. Cristian Mungiu, Drama / Crime, Not Rated, Romania, Romanian, 2017, 128 min.

 

Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza (Maria Dragus), who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success.

 

         

 

  

 

FREE FIRE

MAY 19 - MAY 25

dir. Ben Wheatley, Action  / Drama / Thriller /Comedy / Crime, Rated ‘R’, UK, English 2017, 90 min.

 

Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer), who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.

 

         

    

 

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI

MAY 26 - JUNE 1

 

dir. Juho Kusmanen , Biography / Drama / Sport / Romance , Not Rated, Finland, Finnish, 2017, 92 min.

 

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention.

         

 

 

 

 


A QUIET PASSION

MAY 26 - JUNE 1

 

dir. Terence Davies, Biography / Drama, Rated “PG-13”, USA, English, 2017,125 min.

 

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

         

 

 

 

COMING TO THE STONZEK SOON

 

       

AFTERIMAGE             by Andrzej Wajda                  JUNE  2

I, DANIEL BLAKE       by Ken Loach                         JUNE 16

LOST IN PARIS                                                        JULY 14

                               

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