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65 years of excellence

 

 

 

NOVEMBER AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

  

 

LUCKY 

October 27 – November 2

 

 

dir. John Carol Lynch, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 88 min.

 

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

AFTER OVER 250 MOVIES WE WISH THE LATE GREAT HARRY DEAN STATON (1926 - 2017) TO

REST IN PEACE

           

 

  

 

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

October 27 – November 2

 

 

dir. Jennifer Kroot and Jennifer M. Kroot, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 90 min.

 

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.

 

 

        

 

 

RUMBLE: Indians Who Rocked the World


NOVEMBER 3 – NOVEMBER 9

 

dir. Alfonso Maiorana and Catherine Bainbridge, Music / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017 103 min.


This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

 

     

 

WALKING OUT

NOVEMBER 3 – NOVEMBER 9

 

dir. Alex Smith and Andrew j Smith, Adventure / Drama / Mystery / Thriller, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 95 min.


Once a year, fourteen-year-old David (Josh Wiggins) travels from his mother’s home in Texas to visit his loner father, Cal (Matt Bomer), in the remote mountains of Montana. There, the two embark on their annual hunting excursion, during which the taciturn Cal attempts to connect with his smartphone-addicted son. But when a terrifying turn of events leaves Cal critically wounded, it’s up to the teenage David to summon enough strength for both of them.

      

 

 

JANE 

NOVEMBER 10 – NOVEMBER 16

 

dir.Brett Morgen,  Biography / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English 2017, 90 min.

 

Jane is the story of how Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall – using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s. Previously thought to be lost forever, the footage was only recently discovered in a storage unit, and has been now masterfully intercut with interviews of present day Jane Goodall to provide an in-depth portrait of her life. With an enchanting score by Phillip Glass, JANE is a captivating and immersive look into how one woman can change the world through passion, dedication, and perseverance.

          

 

SYLVIO  

NOVEMBER 10 – NOVEMBER 16  

 

dir.  Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley, Drama / Fantasy / Comedy, Not Rated, USA, English, 80 min.

It's the story of a small town gorilla, Sylvio, who is stuck in his job at a debt collection agency. Deep down he just wants to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and his puppet show that highlights the quiet moments of life. He accidentally joins a local TV program and a series of on-air mishaps threaten to shatter his identity, sending him on a journey of self-discovery.

Sylvio star of Vine...."Sylvio"  smash hit at SXSW Fest

"Exquisite yet uproarious. Sylvio is, at heart, a tale of independent artistry and its snares. The result is a generous, achingly tender comedy. -New Yorker 

 

         

 

 

REBELS ON POINTE

 

NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 23

dir. Bobbi Jo Hart, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 90 min.

 

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America

, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.

 

HUMAN FLOW

 

NOVEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 23

dir. Ai Weiwei, Documentary, Not Rated, Global, English, 2017, 140 min.

 

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

 

 

BPM

NOVEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 30

 

dir. Robin Campillo, Drama. Not Rated, USA, English 2017, 140 min.

Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, ACT UP Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle.

      

 

TAKE EVERY WAVE

NOVEMBER 24 – NOVEMBER 30

 

dir. Rory Kennedy, Sport Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017 118 min..

Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world’s mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton’s remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what’s been called “the heaviest wave ever ridden.”

 

 

 

THE SQUARE

 

DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 7

 

dir.  Ruben Ostlund, Drama / Comedy, Not Rated, Denmanrk Danish w/ English subtitles, 2017, 142 min.

 

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for The Square. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE ACERBIC 'FORCE MAJEURE'

AND  WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR AT CANNES

 

            

 

 

 

COMING SOON TO THE STONZEK

 

 

WONDERSTRUCK DECEMBER (TBA)  TODD HAYNES' ACCLAIMED NEW MOVIE FROM BRIAN SELZNICK'S YA NOVEL

 

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