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LDUB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 L-DUB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

 

 

NOVEMBER AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

CERTAIN WOMEN

November 25 – December 1

 

dir. Kelly Reichardt, Drama, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2016, 107 min.

This look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest follows a lawyer (Laura Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Kristen Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.

 

The latest from Kelly Reichardt, brilliant Florida raised indie director and Stonzek favorite.

Starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart.

             

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PETER and the FARM

November 25 – December 1

 

 dir. Tony Stone, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 91 min.

 

Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as a narrative device. He is a tragedian on a stage it has taken him most of his life to build, and which now threatens to collapse from under him.

            

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THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

December 2 -  December 8

 

dir.  Ron Howard, Music / Documentary, Unrated, USA, Engish, 2016, 137 min

 

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years documents the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become the extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles. It chronicles their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.

            

 

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EVAN’S CRIME

December 2 -  December 8

 

 

dir. Sandy Tung, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 95 min

A dramatic portrayal of the capriciousness and inequities of the American justice system and one young man’s struggle against it .When Evan, a college kid, is busted for mere marijuana possession, he quickly finds himself caught up in the crosswinds the grand political ambitions of overzealous District Attorney Frank Coleman (David Arquette). On the basis of little proof and questionable testimony, Coleman decides to throw the book at Evan and prosecutes him on 7 different counts with a possible sentence of 28 years. Eventually, Evan must choose between freedom and revenge. 

 Starring Douglas Smith, David Arquette and Annika Noelle

 

a must see for young audiences and indie film lovers alike.”

Huffington Post

            

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AQUARIUS

December 9 – December 15

 

dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho, Drama, Not Rated,  Brazil, Portuguese w/ English titles, 2016, 142 min.

 

Clara (Sonia Braga), a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

            

 

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THE HANDMAIDEN

December 9 – December 15 

 

dir. Chen-wook Park, Drama / Romance, Not Rated, Korea, Japanese and Korean w/ English titles, 2016, 144 min.

 

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Kim Tae-ri) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Jo Jin-woong). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count (Ha Jung-woo) to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

 

 

  

              

 

 

 

 

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DECEMBER 11

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Flamenco Soul Academy

Presents

2nd Annual Flamenco Winter Festival

Flamenco Soul Academy and The Secret Flamenco group invite you to come and enjoy our 2nd annual Flamenco Winter Festival. We will be taking you on a grand tour through the different styles of this genre, varying from traditional to modern flamenco its fusions, delighting its spectators with the magic of its music, songs and dance.

Directed By

Ines Rodriguez

Tickets $12 

($15 at the door)

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On the Playhouse Main Stage

ROTTEN MANGOS

Darktooth Films Presents the

World Premiere

of a new film by

Michael Eldon Lobsinger

SUNDAY December 11th

7p Meet & Greet

7:00 pm wine and cheese gathering in the theatre lobby and an 8:00 pm screening!


8p Premiere


8:45 Q&A

Tickets $10 online $15 at the door

 

 

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AMERICAN HONEY 

 

December 16 – December 22 

 

 

dir. Andrea Arnold Drama / Comedy, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2016, 163 min

 

 

Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.

 

 

 

 

 

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A KIND OF MURDER

 

December 16 – December 22 

 

 

 

dir. Andy Goddard  Drama / Thriller, Rated ‘R’, USA, English 2016 95 min.

 

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HARRY AND SNOWMAN

 

DECEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 29

 

dir. Ron Davis, Biography / Drama /Sport / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2016, 84 min.


Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.

 

RETURNING BY POPULAR REQUEST

BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY

 

 

       

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A BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

December 23 – December 29 

 

dir. Jaco Van Domael,  Fantasy / Comedy,  France / Belgium, German / French w/ English titles, 2016, 112 min.

 

God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date. Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles —a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?

 

 

 

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