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65 years of excellence

 

 

OCTOBER AT THE STONZEK THEATRE

 

 

    

 

MENASHE

 

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5

 

dir. Joshua Z. Weinstein, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English / Yiddish with Engish titles, 2017, 82 min.

Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe—a kind, hapless grocery store clerk—struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters .

 

            

 

     

 

GOOD TIME

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5

 

dir. Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, Drama / Crime, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 100 min.

 

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

 

 

            

   

 

     

 

EX LIBRIS

OCT 6 –OCTOBER 12  

 

dir. Frederick Wiseman, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 197 min.

 

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC's library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exhange, and intellectual creativity. Frederick Wiseman’s film, EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions of the world. The film reveals the library as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning to 18 million patrons and 32 million online visitors annually. There are 92 library branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The NYPL is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city. It is accessible, open to everyone and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. The library is one of the most democratic institutions in America—all races, social classes and ethnicities are welcome and are active participants in the life and work of the library. The library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.

"In “Ex Libris,” democracy is alive and in the hands of a forceful advocate and brilliant filmmaker, which helps make this one of the greatest movies of Mr. Wiseman’s extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling."

Manohla Dargis, NY Times

 

            

 

 

     

 

SUPER DARK TIMES 

October 13 – October 19

 

dir. Kevin Phillips, Drama / Thriller, Not Rated, USA, English,2017, 100min.

 

Enjoying their normal lives in mid-’90s suburbia, Zach and Josh are best friends with numerous shared interests, chief of which is an attraction to their classmate Allison. One seemingly routine day, along with two other friends, Zach and Josh borrow the latter’s older brother’s prized samurai sword to goof around in the local park. But the afternoon soon spirals out of control. Wracked with guilt, Zach struggles to assimilate back into high school life, even as Allison begins to show a romantic interest in him. The situation gets even more complicated once Zach notices a disturbingly off-balance change in Josh’s behavior.

 

             

 

     

 

UNKNOWN GIRL  

October 13 – October 19

 

dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Crime, Not Rated, Belguim, French w/ English subtittles, 2017, 113 min.

 

One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.

FROM 2 OF THE 21st C. GREATEST DIRECTORS ....THE DARDENNES BROTHERS

            

 

 

 

 

     

 

AN EVENING WITH JOHN LE CARRE  

October 14 & October 15

 

AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED

PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW

OCTOBER 14 AND 15  8 PM

at the Stonzek Theatre

 

 The Ink Factory, Fane Productions, Trafalgar Releasing and

are delighted to present

 John le Carre

An Evening with George Smiley,

Broadcast to cinemas across the UK and Europe

In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)

 

Join us for a unique celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In partnership with global event distributor, Trafalgar Releasing, this extraordinary evening will be broadcast to cinemas in the UK and around Europe. In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.

 

 

 

   

 

FACES PLACES

October 20 – October 26

 

dir. Agnes Varda, Documentary, Not Rated, France, French, 2017, 89 min.

 

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

 

      

  

 

MARJORIE PRIME  

OCTOBER 20 – OCTOBER 26

 

dir. Michael Almereyda, Sci-Fi / Drama / Mystery / Comedy, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 98 min.

 

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith)—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

 

         

 

 

  

 

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.

 

 

       

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

            

 

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