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65 years of excellence

 

 

MAY AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

 

  

 

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.

 

            

 
 

 

Mikesopermusic Presents

selections from The Little Mermaid

on Sunday May 21st. Show times 12:30 and 4 pm.

Tickets $15

Great show for all ages with amazing music, choregraphy and colorful characters.

Come support local talent!!!!

Contact Melissa Bonnell for more details 772 940 4957

 

  

 

 

 

FOSTER SHOCK

MAY 27 & MAY 28 

NOON

 

 

FOSTER SHOCKA POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY EXAMINING THE FAILURES, INEFFICIENCIES AND CORRUPTION OF FLORIDA'S TOTALLY PRIVATIZED FOSTER CARE INDUSTRY.

 

THE STONZEK THEATER WISHES TO HELP SPOTLIGHT THIS FLORIDA PUBLIC HEALTH / CHILD CARE ISSUE.

SCREENINGS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC

A COMMUNITY OUGHT TO BE JUDGED BY HOW IT TREATS ITS MOST VULNERABLE.

COME SEE WHAT WE DO TO OUR CHILDREN

 

    

 

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.

            

 

 

 

AFTERIMAGE

June 2 – June 8

 

dir. Andrzej Wadja, Documentary / Drama, Not Rated, Poland, Polish with English subtitles, 2017, 98 min.

 

Biopic of Polish avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (played here by Boguslaw Lind), who frequently clashed with his country's communist authorities and their narrow-minded conception of what art should aspire to be. Directed by Andzej Wajda ( Kanal, Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron etc.). Recognized a Poland’s greatest director. A inspiration to generations of filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda died shortly after this movie was released.

             


 

COLOSSAL

June 2 - June 8

 

dir. Nacho Vigalondo   June 2 – June 8, Action / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller. Fantasy / Comedy, Rated “R”, USA, English, 2017, 109 min.

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

 

 

RISK

June 9 – June 15

 

dir. Laura Poitras, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 92 min.

Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of Citizenfour, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice

  

 

I, DANIEL BLAKE

 

June 16 – June 22,

dir. Ken Loach, Drama, Not Rated, UK, English, 2017, 100 min.

 

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children.

 

WAKEFIELD

June 16 – June 22

 

dir.Robin Swicord, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 106 min.

What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Wakefield is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all.

 

 

STOP MAKING SENSE

                                       JULY 19

                                                     8PM        

                                      In Memory of Jonathan Demme                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme. In honor of its fifteenth anniversary, Stop Making Sense was digitally re-mixed and re-mastered with the newest state-of-the-art Dolby technology.

In tribute to Jonathan Demme, a brilliant filmmaker and passionate supporter of indie movies and movie houses, who died this  April, theaters across the country are showing his Stop Making Sense on July 19

            

 

 

COMING TO THE STONZEK SOON

 

       

                                                                                

I, DANIEL BLAKE       by Ken Loach                         JUNE 16

LOST IN PARIS                                                         JULY 14

 

                               

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