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65 years of excellence

 

 

AUGUST AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

MOKA

JULY 21 – JULY 27

dir. Frederic Mermoud, Drama, Not Rated, France, French, 2017, 89 min.

 

To find the driver of the vintage mocha-colored Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face another woman, Marlene (Nathalie Baye) – a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the car. In order to get closer to her, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems

 

FRENCH NOIR....DELICIEUX

          

 

I AM THE BLUES 

July 21 – July 27 

 

 

 

dir. Daniel Cross, Documentary, Canada, English, 2017, 106 min.

 

I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil' Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.

 

100% Rotten Tomatoes

 

 

 
 

 

    

                         

 

 

   

                        THE EXCEPTION

                        JULY 28 - AUGUST 3

 

dir. David Leveaux, Drama film/Romance, Rated R, English, 2016, 107 min.

 

German soldier Stefan Brandt goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in the Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke, one of the Kaiser’s maids.

 

            

 

                                      LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

                                                          JULY 28 - AUGUST 3

 

 dir. SABINE KRAYENBÜHL  AND ZEVA  OELBAUM, DOCUMENTRAY, Not Rated, English, Arabic, 2016, 95 min.

 

Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this british spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by british military intelligence to help draw the borders of Iraq after WWI. Using never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles bell’s extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British male colonial power. With unique access to documents from the IraqNnational Library and Archive and Gertrude Bell’s own 1600 letters, the story is told entirely in the words of the players of the day, excerpted verbatim from intimate letters, private diaries and secret communiqués. It is a unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.

             

 

 

 

CITIZEN JANE

August 4 – August 10

dir. Matt Tynauer, Biography / History / Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 92 min.


In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.


 

THE LITTLE HOURS

AUGUST 4 - AUGUST 10

 

 

dir. Jeff Baena, Comedy / Romance, Rated 'R', USA, English, 2017, 90 min.

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.

 

 

POP AYE

August 11 – August 17

dir. Kirsten Tan, Drama, Not Rated, Singapore / Thailand, Thai w/ English titles, 2017, 104 min.

A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter.

 

 

THE LAST DALI LAMA

AUGUST 18 – AUGUST 24  

dir.  Mickey Lemle, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 80 min

For over a thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for overcoming negative, afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed, jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In the film THE LAST DALAI LAMA?, His Holiness explains that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a "science of the mind"; he also shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of mind, and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering. Believing that this precious wisdom belongs to the world, twenty years ago The Dalai Lama challenged a select group of world-renowned Neuroscientists and Mind/Brain researchers to look into the workings of the mind, and to prove scientifically that "Tibetan Buddhist technologies" for overcoming afflictive emotions are skills that can be learned by anyone. The Dalai Lama commissioned Dr. Paul Ekman and his daughter Dr. Eve Ekman to come up with an "Atlas of Emotions" as a way of understanding the effects of emotions on having a tranquil mind. Being able to recognize the patterns, triggers and responses to emotions is the first step in dealing with them. In a moving sequence with a high school class in British Columbia, His Holiness The Dalai Lama is able to share his passion for the subject. His urgency and dedication come through in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? as he now turns 82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he will reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage that has existed for a millennia.

 

 

 

 

COMING TO THE STONZEK SOON

 

     Sep 15 - 21   TRIP TO SPAIN - Steve  Coogan's

                                      latest  comedic / gastronomic journey

   Oct 6 - 12  EX LIBRIS - Fredrick Wiseman, America's greatest documentarian, gives us the New York Public Library

    

    

   

                                                                                                  

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