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62 years of excellence

 

FEBRUARY at the STONZEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Annual

LDUB Film Festival

JANUARY 9 - JANUARY 11

  local and international films

features, short films, documentaries, music videos,

young filmmakers

 

Another exciting successful LDUB

and the winners are:

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Beloved Sisters

January 23 – January29

 

 

Dir. Dominik Graf - 2014 - 170m - Germany, Austria - In German with English subtitles

 

The unconventional romance between two aristocratic sisters and a rebellious poet who took the European literary world by storm in the late eighteenth century.  As the German Enlightenment flourishes in Weimar, vibrant Caroline von Beulwitz (Hannah Herszsprung) finds herself in an unhappy marriage to provide for her mother and shy younger sister Charlotte von Lengefeld (Henriette Confurius).  When both sisters fall for outspoken writer Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter), their desire ignites a journey of shared passion and creativity.  Charlotte and Schiller marry so that the lovers may pursue their ménage à trois under the guise of convention, but as Caroline reveals herself to be a talented author in her own right, the trio's fragile equilibrium is threatened and the sisters’ once unbreakable connection is irrevocably changed.  

Germany's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

“Enthralling and gorgeously mounted. An unusually intelligent costume drama of bold personalities torn between the stirrings of the heart and the logic of the mind.” - Scott Foundas, Variety

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CONCRETE NIGHT

January 23 – January29

 

 

 

dir Pirjo Honkaslo,  Drama, Unrated,  Finland, Finnish, 2013, 96 min

 

 

 

Concrete Night is a dream-like odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night. The protagonist of the film is a 14-year-old boy named Simo who is still searching for a sense of self and the ability to protect himself from his surroundings. He lacks his own identity. Simo and his big brother Ilkka are the sons of a helpless and unpredictable single mother. Their chaotic home is located deep in the heart of a concrete jungle in Helsinki. Ilkka has one day of freedom left before starting his prison sentence. The mother persuades Simo to spend the last night with his brother. During the course of the day and night spent roaming around Helsinki, the brothers witness incidents they would rather not see. Vulnerable Simo is not equipped to justify what he sees or delude himself – seeing things accurately as they are. To him, the unfiltered world seems unbearable.

Finland's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

 

 

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COMING

Jan 30 - Feb 12

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

117 minutes

Parvaneh (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger) – 25 minutes/Switzerland/Dari and Swiss German


Boogaloo and Graham (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney) – 14 minutes/UK/English

Aya (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) – 39 minutes/Israel and France/English, Hebrew, Danish

The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas) – 21 minutes/UK/English


Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) (Hu Wei and Julien Féret) – 15 minutes/France and China/Tibetan

 

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ANIMATED PROGRAM

77 minutes

Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) – 14 minutes/Canada/English

Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) – 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue

The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) – 7 minutes/UK/English

A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) – 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue


The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) – 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue


ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:


Sweet Cocoon – 6 minutes/France/Non-dialogue (A caterpillar about to undergo her metamorphosis finds her cocoon is much too small to squeeze into. Two helpful insects come to her aid.)

Footprints – 4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue (A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation. Directed by Bill Plympton.)

Duet – 4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue (Animated in its entirety and directed by Glen Keane, DUET tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life weave together to create an inspired duet.)

Bus Story – 11 minutes/Canada/English (Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch.)

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DOCUMENTARY 'A' PROGRAM

81 minutes

 

 

Joanna (Aneta Kopacz) – 40 minutes/Poland/Polish

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry) – 39 minutes/USA/English

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DOCUMENTARY 'B' PROGRAM

79 minutes

Our Curse (Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki) – 27 minutes/Poland/Polish


White Earth (J. Christian Jensen) – 20 minutes/USA/English and Spanish

The Reaper (La Parka) (Gabriel Serra Arguello) – 29 minutes/Mexico/Spanish

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STORMING PAPA DOC

February  7   7 - 10 pm


 HAITI   92 MINS.

 

 

"Victorieux ou morts mais jamais prisonniers" - "Victory or Death but never Prisoners" sets the stage and the motto of the new documentary directed by Mario L Delatour. Storming Papa Doc, the English title of this historical reenactment set on July 28th, 1958, tells the story of ex-army officers from Haiti who are exiled out of the country to Florida, USA only to return with a vengeance to overthrow Haitian President, Dr. Francois Duvalier. Created in animation and intercut with interviews of friends and family members of the brigade, the film explores the interesting lives of each member. Portraying a time capsule of Haiti in the 1940's and Florida as a temporary incubator, this artistic film seeks to chronicle what could have been one of the most successful military operations in Haitian history, the removal of the most notorious dictator's of the 20th century.

Brought to the Stonzek Theater in cooperation with

AYITI IMAGES

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HUMAN CAPITAL

February 13 – February 19

 

 dir Paolo Virzi, Drama, Not Rated, Italy /France, Enlish/Italian,2015, 2015

 

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition.

 

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Timbuktu  

February 13 – February 19 

 

 

 

dir Abderrahame Sissako, Drama, Not Rated, France / Mauritania, Engllish/French/Arabic/Bambara/Songhay, 2015, 97 min

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

 

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coming soon to the Stonzek

 

March 6 - March 12 Mr. Kaplan

March 13 - 14 The Life & Mind of Mark Defriest

Apr 3 - April 9  Kumiko

 

            

 

 

 

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