62 years of excellence

 

DECEMBER at the STONZEK

 

 

 

 

 

ART and CRAFT

November 28 - December 4

 

directed by Mark Becker  & Sam Cullman,  Documentary, Unrated, USA, English , 2014, 99 min.

 

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering multiple styles and periods. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money, but instead donates his fakes to museums across the country. When Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar in Cincinnati, discovers the ruse and organizes an exhibition of the work, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. However, it's not so clear that he can. Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic whose elaborate con is also a means to cultivate connection and respect - feeding what he now understands as an outright "addiction to philanthropy." ART AND CRAFT starts out as an art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity. What emerges is an unflinching exploration of life with mental illness and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

 

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THE GREEN PRINCE

November 28 - December 4

 

directed by Nadav Schirman,  Drama / Thriller /Documentary, PG-13, Germany / USA, Hebrew / English , 2014,  101 min.

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman's THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him

As a defiant teenager growing up in Palestine, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. Shaken by Hamas’s brutality within the prison’s walls and a growing disgust for their methods, particularly suicide bombing, he had an unexpected change of heart and began to see Hamas as more of a problem than a solution. Recruited by the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security agency) and given the code name "Green Prince," he spied on the Hamas elite for over a decade, constantly risking exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and people. Along the way, what started as a cautious alliance between Mosab and his Shin Bet handler Gonen Ben Yitzhak grew into an enduring loyalty that no one could have predicted.

 

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Cabernet Cabaret presents:

“The Beginning Is Near”

a neo-revisioning of Burlesque

November 29 at 9 PM   SOLD OUT

additional performance added

November 29 at 9 PM   SOLD OUT

 

Two remarkable sold out evenings of dance, music, burlesque, movement, multimedia and joy.

We must bring these talented folks back We want MORE

 

"They rocked Lake Worth!"    Kenny 5

"Just like the good old days at Europahaus in Berlin"   Bertold Brecht

"Thoroughly vile and disgusting.  Marks the end of civilization as we know it.  And whats with the bees?   Phyllis Schlafly

Cabernet Cabaret was founded in 2014 by burlesque dancer/choreographer Tuesday Muse and Director/producer Saxz Stevens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIVA LA LIBERTA

December 5 - December 11

 

directed by Roberto Ando,  Drama / Comedy, Unrated, Italy, German,French Italian, with English subtitles, 2014, 99 min.

 

In this elegant and chilling story about world politics, the great Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political failure in the role of the disgraced ideologue and party leader, Enrico Oliveri. In the second, he embodies the shrewd genius of a madman as Oliveri’s unhinged twin brother who seizes control of the nation amidst the void of his brother’s disappearance. 

As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes into the night. The party leadership tries to hedge for time by concealing Oliveri’s disappearance with a series of acrobatic sidesteps. In a desperate move, right hand man Andrea Bottini seeks out Oliveri’s look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum.  Slowly and steadily, Giovanni insinuates himself into his brother’s public persona, impersonating Oliveri’s every tick and mannerism exquisitely – yet slightly imperfectly. Giovanni quickly surpasses his brother’s political prowess with an eerie talent for rallying the masses through fearless and heroic speeches. As Andò shifts between the failure of the sincere intellectual and the heroics of a madman, he probes the driving forces behind our contemporary global political reality leaving behind a rich web of questions in this unpredictable and provocative thriller.

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ELSA & FRED

December 5 - December 11

 

directed by Anna Pavignano and Michael Radford, Comedy, PG-13,U.S., English, 2014, 104 min

 

 

A Romantic Comedy for the Ages

 

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa.

 

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Glen Campbell:  I'll Be Me

DECEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 18

directed by James Keach,  biography / drama / music / documentary, PG, U.S, English,2014, 76 min.

 

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a “Goodbye Tour.”

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THE WAY HE LOOKS

DECEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 18

 

directed byDaniel Ribero, Drama / Romance, Not Rated, Brazil. Portuguese with English subtitles, 2014, 95 min.

 

Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.

 

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POINT AND SHOOT

 

DECEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 25

 

directed by Marshall Curry, Documentary, Not Rated, U.S., English, 2014, 83 min.

 

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Point and Shoot chronicles the journey of Matthew VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old who leaves his home in Baltimore and sets off on a self-described "crash course in manhood" through the Middle East. The film begins in 2007, when VanDyke, armed with a video camera, embarks on a 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution breaks out in Libya, Matt joins his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fights in -- and films -- the war until he is captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry (Street Fight, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front) tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man's struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

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Soul of a Banquet 

December 19 – December 25

 

Directed by Wayne Wang, Documentary, unrated, U.S., English, 2014, 78 min.

 

Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a delectable showcase of gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang's journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. SOUL OF A BANQUET features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang herself.

 

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GETTING TO THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 29

 

 

 

directed by Serene Meshel-Dillman, Musical & Performance Documentary, not rated, USA, English, 2014, 98 min

In keeping with tradition we bring you and your family the Nutcracker every holiday season.  This season we will expand tradition by going behind the scenes at a ballet school to see the birth of a Nutcracker.  The captivating documentary Getting to the Nutcracker takes us inside the herculean effort involved in gathering the resources, assembling the volunteers, casting the dancers, rehearsing and staging the performances of this timeless classic.

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HORSES OF GOD

DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 1

directed by Nabil Ayouch, Drama, not rated,Morroco, French and Arabic with English subtitles, 2014, 15 min.

These are street kids from poor families where everyday violence, mental illness, corruption, and dope-dealing compete with fantasies of escaping to Western Europe to earn scads of money or dreams of making it as a professional soccer player. They are subject to the lure of religious fanatics who blame their misfortune on "the imperialist Zionist conspiracy" and offer a "community of new brothers" to those who will submit to the discipline of martyrdom. Nabil Ayouch's deeply moving film has been lauded for its "brutal poetry" and the realism with which it depicts how insidiously and cynically fundamentalists ply their trade. The film was presented as part of Un Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

 

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Actress

December 26 – January 1

 

 

Directed by Robert Greene, Drama / Documentary, Unrated, USA, English, 2014, 86 min.

 

Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO's The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her. Using elements of melodrama and cinema verité, ACTRESS is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an exploration of a complicated woman, performing the role of herself, in a complex-yet-familiar story. It's a film about starring in the movie of your life. This is what happens when we break the rules.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA

 

Cabernet Cabaret presents:

“The Beginning Is Near”

a neo-revisioning of Burlesque

DECEMBER 31  9PM  until the following year

An evening of dance, music, burlesque, movement, multimedia, joy and celebration

If you missed their sold out performances last month you have another chance to see the most talked about show in Lake Worth.

Costume contests, complimentary champagne toast, decadent deserts, suprise audience performances

Tickets are going quickly.  Don't delay.

 

"They rocked Lake Worth!"    Kenny 5

"Just like the good old days at Europahaus in Berlin. I partied like it was 1928"   Bertold Brecht

"Thoroughly vile and disgusting.  Marks the end of civilization as we know it.  And whats with the bees?"   Phyllis Schlafly

Cabernet Cabaret was founded in 2014 by burlesque dancer/choreographer Tuesday Muse and director/producer Saxz Stevens.

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COMING SOON

LOOK FOR DETAILS

Jan 2 - Jan 8   The Babadook

Jan 9 - Jan 11  5th Annual LDUB Film Festival

  local and international films

Jan 12 - 15  back by popular demand

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Advanced Styles

Jan 30 - Feb 12  OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

Feb 13 Human Capital

Apr 3 - April 9  Kumiko

 

 

            

 

 

 

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