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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.

 

          


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.

 

                  

 

 

 

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.

 

          

 

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

 

             

 

 

 

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.

 

     

 

 

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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