63 years of excellence

July at the Stonzek Theatre






A Poem is a Naked Person

July 24 – 30


dir. Les Blank, Music/Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2015 90 min.

An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status; now after more than forty years it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

Directed by the great master Les Blank creator of “Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe”, “Garlic is as Good as 10 Mothers” and other indie film classics.

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A Borrowed Identity

July 24 – July 30


dir. Eran Riklis, Drama, Not Rated, Israel, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, 2015, 104 min.

Gifted Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan (Michael Moshonov) a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna (Yael Abecassis). After falling in love with Naomi (Daniel Kitsis), a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with a choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever.


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July 31 – Aug 6


dir. Asif Kapodia, Biography/Music/Documentary, Not Rated, UK, English, 2015, 128 min.

Amy tells the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

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July 31 – August 6


dir. Sean Baker, Drama / Comedy, Not rated, USA, English, 2015, 88 min.

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.
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LDUB Award Winner and friend of the Stonzek Theater






Destiny Thomas, a Lake Worth native, grew up in an evangelical fundamentalist group led by her family. As a young teenager she escaped abuse, neglect, and the mental influence of a religious cult. Overcoming every obstacle Destiny faced, she is achieving her dream and becoming an award winning director.  She has been accepted into the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory for the fall term.

Destiny, who is now 25, first stepped into the halls of the public school system when she was 14 to begin her traditional education. She has had 5 years of total education; starting at a public high school, graduating from G-Star School of the Arts and completing a diploma at the International Academy of Film and Television in LA. With this limited education, dozens of odd-jobs, hours of self study and the burning need for redemption, she went on to Write and Direct the International Award Winning Short: MY CENTER WILL NOT HOLD.

Destiny applied and was accepted into the Directing Program at the AFI Conservatory in March. She was awarded the AFI Scholarship and now turns to the public for help to raise the remaining $30,000 of her tuition using GoFundMe.com. Every dollar raised will go towards tuition and fees. Destiny will continue to work tirelessly to cover her personal costs.

Education has the power to transform societies. Destiny Thomas has started this journey with nothing but hope and fought everyday to survive and better herself.  Overcoming emotionally impossible odds, with the help of the dedicated film lovers of the Stonzek Theater, she can continue her education and strive to empower women, becoming one of Hollywood’s leading female directors. 

The Stonzek Theater is pleased to host this benefit screening  of the 2015 LDUB "Best Short Film",  Destiny Thomas' "My Center Will Not Hold", other exciting shorts and a live Skype interview with Destiny.

Its a rare opportunity help a former neighbor on the road to what promises to be a brilliant film career.  In a decade, when you are watching her accept an Oscar you can poke the person next to you on the sofa and say, "I helped send her to Conservatory"





 BBC & the Stonzek Theatre Present:

        AUG 8 & 9  NOON         CASTLES IN THE SKY

    Featuring a stunning lead performance by Eddie Izzard (The Avengers, Valkyrie), Castles In The Sky recounts the powerhouse human drama behind Scotsman Robert Watson-Watt’s history-altering invention of radar technology. On the brink of war, Watson-Watt’s invention changed the playing field and advanced the British’s chances against the rising Nazi party. Izzard’s riveting portrayal captures the free-thinking rule-breaker’s struggles and ultimate triumph.

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BAFTA® and Emmy-award winning writer Nigel Williams crafts an intimate portrait of British humorist P.D. Wodehouse in Wodehouse In Exile. An all-star cast led by Tim-Pigott-Smith  (37 Days, Houdini) and Zoe Wanamaker  (Mr. Selfridge) shares the gripping tale of how the creator of Jeeves and Wooster faced treason charges that prevented him from setting foot on English soil again




Meet Hans Litten, the brilliant young lawyer who dares to cross-examine Adolf Hitler in a Berlin courtroom in 1931. Litten’s goal: to expose Hitler’s true character and murderous plans, and halt the rapid rise of the Nazi Party. His reward: the red-hot hatred and fatal revenge of a hostile witness. Hitler on Trial sweeps you into this little-known, true story of collision between the future Führer’s blatant contempt for the law, and Litten’s brave but futile attempt to save German democracy. A gripping, intense BBC drama guaranteed to make your heart race, starring Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs, The Musketeers), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Finding Neverland), Sarah Smart (Wallander, Death in Paradise) and Anton Lesser (Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones).




An adaptation of the popular Michael Frayn stage-play based around a strange trip the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made to Copenhagen in 1941 to see his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr. Old friends and close colleagues, they had revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s with their work together. But now the world had changed and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. The meeting was fraught with danger and embarrassment and ended in disaster. In Frayn's play, Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again to look for the answers and to work out how we can ever know why we do what we do.




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