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65 years of excellence







                        THE EXCEPTION

                        JULY 28 - AUGUST 3


dir. David Leveaux, Drama film/Romance, Rated R, English, 2016, 107 min.


German soldier Stefan Brandt goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in the Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke, one of the Kaiser’s maids.




                                      LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

                                                          JULY 28 - AUGUST 3


 dir. SABINE KRAYENBÜHL  AND ZEVA  OELBAUM, DOCUMENTRAY, Not Rated, English, Arabic, 2016, 95 min.


Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this british spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by british military intelligence to help draw the borders of Iraq after WWI. Using never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles bell’s extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British male colonial power. With unique access to documents from the IraqNnational Library and Archive and Gertrude Bell’s own 1600 letters, the story is told entirely in the words of the players of the day, excerpted verbatim from intimate letters, private diaries and secret communiqués. It is a unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.






August 4 – August 10

dir. Matt Tynauer, Biography / History / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 92 min.

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.









dir. Jeff Baena, Comedy / Romance, Rated 'R', USA, English, 2017, 90 min.

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.






screening of the film

abUSed: The Postville Raid

Monday August 7th 6:30 PM




August 11 – August 17

dir. Kirsten Tan, Drama, Not Rated, Singapore / Thailand, Thai w/ English titles, 2017, 104 min.


A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter.








August 11 – August 17

dir. Lutz Gregor, Music / Documentary, Not Rated, Mali, French with English subtitles, 2017, 90 min.


Can music save the soul of this country?

Mali's music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians.  Together the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouvate, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi - we emark on a musical journey to Mali's agitated heart.  Can their music reconcile the country?






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.




August 18 – August 24






dir. Koji Fukada, Drama, Unrated, Japan, Japanese, 2017, 120 min.

Life for Toshio (Kanji Furutachi), his wife Akie (Mariko Tsutsui) and their young daughter Hotaru (Momone Shinokawa) carries on as usual until he hires the mysterious Mr. Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano from THOR), an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison.





August 25 – Sept 1


dir. Trey Edward Shults, Mystery / Horror, Rated “R”, USA, English, 2017, 91 min.

A man (Joel Edgerton) learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.





August 25 – Sept 1

dir. Martin Provost, Drama, Not Rated, France, French, 2017, 117 min.

Starring Catherine Deneuve

Claire (Catherine Frot-Marguerite) is a talented but tightly wound midwife and single mother on the cusp of losing her job as her small maternity clinic can’t compete with the nearby big hospital. Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), is the estranged, free-spirited but broken-down mistress of Claire’s deceased father looking for redemption. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two women come to rely on each other to cope with the unusual circumstances that brings them together.










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             LAKE WORTH




















at the Stonzek Theatre


 The Ink Factory, Fane Productions, Trafalgar Releasing and the  Stonzek Theatre

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)






Join us for a unique celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.

From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.

Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.

In partnership with global event distributor, Trafalgar Releasing, this extraordinary evening will be broadcast to cinemas in the UK and around Europe.

In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.www.







     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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