Monday January 15th, 2018 ***Phantom Thread *** Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson *** interpreted by Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

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Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Monday January 8th, 2018 ***Call Me By Your Name *** Directed by Luca Guadagnino*** interpreted by Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Monday January 1st, 2018 ***Bread and Tulips *** Directed by Silvio Soldini *** interpreted by Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston

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Rosalba (Licia Maglietta), a middle-aged woman on a bus trip to Venice with her husband and her sons, is left behind at a rest stop off of the highway. As the days go by with no word from her family, she settles into a room at a local hotel and takes a job at a flower shop. When her husband and sons begin to miss her, they send a friend looking for her. “Bread and Tulips” is a warmhearted comedy about love, family, and friendship.

*****WISHING ALL OF US HAPPY, LOVING, PEACEFUL HOLIDAYS*****WE’LL BE BACK MONDAY JANUARY 1st. 2018***** JJ & TS

 

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Monday December 11th, 2017 – Bread and Chocolate **** Directed by Franco Brusati *** interpreted by Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco

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Ever-bumbling Nino (Nino Manfredi) is an illegal Italian immigrant working in a Swiss hotel. Waiting on the wealthy, he feels as if he’s carved out his own place in paradise. When he loses his job after being arrested for urinating in public, Nino is desperate to stay in the country. He goes into hiding, ends up living in a chicken shack and eventually decides to dye his hair blonde and pass himself off as a German. However, Nino grows to have doubts about hiding his heritage and identity.

Monday December 4th, 2017 – Moonlight **** Directed by Barry Jenkins *** interpreted by Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

 

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The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

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Monday November 27, 2017 ***** “THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL” Directed by LUIS BUNUEL ***** interpreted by Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook…

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This is one of Luis Bunuel seminal films from his Mexican period …

“The Exterminating Angel” (1962) is a macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets. Take a group of prosperous dinner guests and pen them up long enough, he suggests, and they’ll turn on one another like rats in an overpopulation study.

Monday November 20th, 2017 “The Band’s Visit” Directed by Eran Kolirin, interpreted by Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri

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The eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel’s Negev Desert. Their booking set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant owned by Dina (Ronit Elkabetz), who offers them lodging. Overcoming ethnic barriers, the Egyptians find diversion and companionship with the Israelis through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 13TH, 2017 IN CELEBRATION OF CINEMATIKI’S 9TH ANNIVERSARY, WE PRESENT: WINGS OF DESIRE, DIRECTED BY Wim Wenders, Interpreted by Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin & Otto Sander

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This Monday will mark our 379th Film. One of our Favorites, this will be our second viewing of Wings Of Desire.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE VISIONARY DIRECTORS WHOSE 378 FILMS WE HAVE SO FAR SEEN, DISCUSSED, ANALYZED AND STUDIED: francois truffaut, david lean, orson welles, federico fellini, vittorio de sica, lina wertmuller, luis bunuel, marcel carne, robert altman, luis puenzo,roman polanski, jacques tati, bernardo bertolucci, akiro kurosawa, the coen brothers, charles chaplin, pedro almodovar, john huston, mike nichols, alain resnais, louis malle, agnes varda, jacques demy, igmar bergman, stanley kubrick, martin scorsese, billy wilder, elia kazan, george cukor, michelangelo antonioni, sidney lumet, alfred hitchcock, wim wenders, jean renoir, paolo sorrentino, peter greenaway, carlos saura, bela tarr, richard lester, roy andersson, roberto rosellini, warren beatty, jean-pierre jeunet, alexander sokurov, phillipe de broca, john schlesinger, eric rohmer, mihalis kakogiannis, karel reisz, william wyler, alejandro gonzalez inarritu, vincent minelli, wes anderson, anthony minghella, ridley scott, dino risi, elaine may, franco zefirelli, roger vadim, joao cesar monteiro, nani moretti, paul thomas anderson, claude lelouch, phillipe de broca, john cassavettes, BOB FOSSE, KEN RUSSELL, SAM MENDES, ZHANG YIMOU, CAROL REED, ERROL MORRIS, PATRICE lE cONTE, etcetera, etcetera,etcetera…

THIS COMING MONDAY WE’LL SHOW ONCE AGAIN ONE OF OUR FAVORITE; WIM WENDER’S “WINGS OF DESIRE”…

 AS USUAL THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL POT-LUCK FROM 5:45 pm AND AS IT HAPPENS TO ALSO BE *****j.j.’S BIRTHDAY*****, HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE CAKE AND BUBBLY…

Monday November 6th, 2017**** “Vagabond,” Directed by Agnes Varda, interpreted by Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss

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Vagabond is one of Agnès Varda’s finest films. First released in 1985, its title in French is Sans Toit Ni Loi–Without Roof or Law or Homeless and Lawless. It is the story of Mona, a young homeless woman roaming the landscape of a French wine-growing region in deepest winter. Lined with a feminist sensibility, Vagabond is both naturalistic and formally remarkable. Filmed in a realistic, pseudo-documentary style, it is structurally ambitious and bleakly poetic. Varda, interestingly, dedicates her film to Natalie Sarraute, one of the key writers of the Nouveau Roman (New Novel), the French literary movement that challenged post-war narrative conventions. Vagabond also features a compelling central performance by Sandrine Bonnaire. The actress, unsurprisingly, won a César (French Oscar) for her courageous turn as Mona. The film itself won the Golden Lion at the 1985 Venice Film Festival.