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64 years of excellence

 

 

 

 

LDUB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 L-DUB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

 

 

FEBRUARY AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

RETURNING TO THE STONZEK DUE TO POPULAR ACCLAIM

MOONLIGHT

 FEBRUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 9

 

dir.  Barry Jenkins, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 111 min.

A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

 

               

 

WINNER OF 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE BEST MOTION PICTURE

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PATHS OF THE SOUL

FEBRUARY 3 – FEBRUARY 9

 

dir. Zhang Yang, Drama, Not Rated, China, Tibetan w/ English titles, 2016, 115 min.

 

Filmmaker Zhang Yang (Shower, Getting Home) blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes in the small village of Nyima to make a Buddhist "bowing pilgrimage"-laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps-along the 1,200 mile road to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet. Though united in their remarkable devotion, each of the travelers embarks on this near impossible journey for very personal reasons. One traveler needs to expunge bad family karma, a butcher wants to cleanse animal bloodstains from his soul, another nearing his life's end, hopes that the prostrations will break the chain of cause and effect determined by his life's actions.

Stunningly photographed over the course of an entire year, with non-professional actors and no script, PATHS OF THE SOUL is a mesmerizing study of faith that will inspire viewers to reflect on their own journey through life.

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

LIVE ACTION / ANIMATED / DOCUMENTARY

 

 

FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 23

 

 

 

COME SEE THE NOMINEES AND VOTE YOUR FAVORITES

BEFORE THE ACADEMY CHOOSES

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

2017 OSCAR SHORTS SCHEDULE

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE CHANGES:

MON FEB 13 6:30, TUES FEB 14 7PM, FRI FEB 17 4 PM   ALL CANCELLED

 

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 132 minutes)

Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes

Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes

Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes

Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes

La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

 

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM A (Running Time: 72 minutes)

Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes

4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes

Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM B (Running Time 82 minutes)

Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, UK, 39 minutes

The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, USA, 41 minutes


  

ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 87 minutes)

(good for kids 8 and up, except for the final film)

https://vimeopro.com/shortstv/2017-oscar-nominated-shorts-animation

Borrowed Time – dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes

Pearl – dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes

Piper – dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes

Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes

The Head Vanishes (additional film) – 9 minutes

Asteria (additional film) – 5 minutes

Once Upon a Line (additional film) – 7 minutes

Pear Cider and Cigarettes – dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35 minutes

Important note: PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. An inventively animated first-person narration about a troubled friendship, there’s violence, language, sex, and drug use in it, and it’s not appropriate for children. We’ll have a warning card come up prior to this short, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they’d like.

 

 
 

  LIVE ACTION

 

DOCUMENTARY  A

DOCUMENTARY  B

ANIMATED

                                                       

CAUSE AND EFFECT  

February 12   6:30 PM

from local director Jode Elveus

 

                                A newly married couple are having trouble understanding each other. William’s  boss

                       has a  crush on him so for her to see him she constantly keeps him busy at work.  

                       William has no time for his loved ones. Because he's constantly away at work his wife

                       decides to go find attention elsewhere. Little do they know that things are  about   to get

                       much worse. 

With every Cause there is an Effect

 

tickets available at the door 2 hours before showtime

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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.

 

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THE SALESMAN

March 17 – March 23

 

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.

 

 

2017 Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Film

The director, Asghar Farahadi, Academy Award winner for "A Separation", may be BANNED from attending this year's Oscars

 

 

         

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COMING TO THE STONZEK SOON

            

20th C. WOMEN       MARCH 17   

KEDI                          MARCH 24  

                               

DATE TBA            I, DANIEL BLAKE       by Ken Loach        in June

 

                                       

 

            

 

 

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