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64 years of excellence

 

 

 

 

20162-DUB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 L-DUB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

 

 

AUGUST AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

WIENER-DOG

 

July 29 - August 4

 

 

 

 

dir. Todd Solondz, Comedy, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2016, 90 min.

 

Twenty years ago, Todd Solondz took the Sundance Film Festival by storm when Welcome to the Dollhouse won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Festival. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most uncompromising voices working in film. In his newest film Wiener-Dog, Solondz assembles a wonderful cast including Greta Gerwig, Danny Devito, Ellen Burstyn and Julie Delpy among others- to continues his career-long journey into the depths of human dysfunction, casting new light on the grotesque suburban landscape through the eyes of man's best friend. 

The film follows the wayward misadventures of a hapless dachshund that passes from oddball owner to oddball owner - including a failed screenwriter (Danny DeVito), an embittered octogenarian (Ellen Burstyn), the world's worst mom (Julie Delpy), and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse's beleaguered teen heroine, Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), now an unfulfilled veterinary assistant - all whose radically troubled lives are impacted in various ways by the oblivious pooch. An outlandish, sometimes surreal and always heartbreaking portrait of all-American malaise, WIENER-DOG is a scathing comedic firebomb from one of American independent cinema's most provocative and uncompromising artists.

 

          

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ZERO DAYS

JULY 29 - AUGUST 4

 

dir. Alex Gibney,  Documentary, USA, English, 2016, 116 min.

Zero Days is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. Zero Days is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare. Beyond the technical aspects of the story, Zero Days reveals a web of intrigue involving the CIA, the US Military's new cyber command, Israel's Mossad and Operations that include both espionage and covert assassinations but also a new generation of cyberweapons whose destructive power is matched only by Nuclear War.

 

                  

 

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WIENER-DOG

 

AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 11 

 

 

 

 

dir. Todd Solondz, Comedy, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2016, 90 min.

 

Twenty years ago, Todd Solondz took the Sundance Film Festival by storm when Welcome to the Dollhouse won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Festival. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most uncompromising voices working in film. In his newest film Wiener-Dog, Solondz assembles a wonderful cast including Greta Gerwig, Danny Devito, Ellen Burstyn and Julie Delpy among others- to continues his career-long journey into the depths of human dysfunction, casting new light on the grotesque suburban landscape through the eyes of man's best friend. 

The film follows the wayward misadventures of a hapless dachshund that passes from oddball owner to oddball owner - including a failed screenwriter (Danny DeVito), an embittered octogenarian (Ellen Burstyn), the world's worst mom (Julie Delpy), and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse's beleaguered teen heroine, Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), now an unfulfilled veterinary assistant - all whose radically troubled lives are impacted in various ways by the oblivious pooch. An outlandish, sometimes surreal and always heartbreaking portrait of all-American malaise, WIENER-DOG is a scathing comedic firebomb from one of American independent cinema's most provocative and uncompromising artists.

 

          

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The Music of Strangers:

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 11

 

dir. Morgan Neville, Documentary, Rated ‘PG-13’, USA, English, 2016, 96 min.

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution

 

             

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LIFE, ANIMATED

August 12 – August 18

 

 

dir. Roger Ross Williams, Animation / Family / Documentary, Rated ‘PG’, USA, English, 2016, 89 min

 


Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

 

        

 


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THE INNOCENTS

 August 12 – August 18 

 

dir. Anne Fontaine, Drama, Not Rated, France, French / Polish, 2016, 115 min.

 

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.

 

             

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LO AND BEHOLD

AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 25

 

dir. Werner Herzog, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 98 min

 

Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Working with NetScout, a world leader in real time service assurance and cybersecurity, Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships .

 

From Werner Herzog the incomparable director of "Aguiree, the Wrath of God", "Fitzcarraldo", "Grizzly Man" and so many more brilliant movies.

 

                

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THE WITNESS

AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 25

 

dir. James D. Solomon, Biography / Mystery / Crime / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 89 min.

This extraordinary documentary looks at one of the most infamous of all modern crime stories—the 1964 murder, in Queens, of Kitty Genovese, while her screams were reportedly ignored by dozens of neighbors—through the focus of another genre, the personal documentary. Though its nominal director is James Solomon, its main character and virtual auteur is Bill Genovese, one of Kitty’s three younger brothers, who was sixteen at the time of her murder. His on-camera investigation brings him back to the murder site in Kew Gardens, where he visits apartments, calculates sight lines, and interviews current and former residents about the crime. He also consults trial transcripts and police records and does meta-journalistic research involving reporters, editors, and producers responsible for the original accounts of the murder and later revisions of that story. What he discovers turns out to be at odds with the headlines. Though Bill Genovese keeps his investigation close to the particulars of his sister’s killing, he raises questions of wider and present-day import regarding the penal system, police procedure, domestic violence, and journalistic ethics. (The film also offers a moving, novelistically complex vision of gay life in New York a half century ago.) The movie’s one reënactment—an ingenious experiment in forensics and social science—unites drama, journalism, and first-hand experience in a masterstroke of pure cinema

            

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SUMMERTIME

 

AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 1

 

dir. Catherine Corsini, Drama / Suspense, Not Rated, France, French, 2016, 105 min.


In 1971 France, Delphine (Izïa Higelin), the daughter of farmers, moves to Paris to break free from her rural lifestyle and to gain financial independence. There, she meets Carole (Cécile De France), a Parisian actively involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement who also has a boyfriend. The two women engage in an affair that turns their lives upside down.

 

               

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THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER

 

AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 1

 

dir. Brian Corbet, Drama / Mystery / Horror, Not Rated, France,  English / French, 2016, 115 min.

 

An American family settles into the French countryside at the end of the First World War, where the father (Liam Cunningham) is involved in the peace negotiations around the Treaty of Versailles. His wife (Berenice Bejo) is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant young son (Tom Sweet), whose willful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making.

             

 

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