Category Archives: BASED ON A REAL STORY

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MONDAY OCTOBER 2ND, 2017 ***** PADRE PADRONE ***** directed by PAOLO AND VITTORIO TAVIANI TAVIANI BROTHERS *****

Few films, even the greatest ones, are life-changing. It’s just something critics say. But Roberto Rossellini’s Paisan, showing Italy in tatters in the second world war, really did alter the paths taken by two Italian brothers: 17-year-old Paolo Taviani and his 15-year-old brother Vittorio, who saw it in 1946. They made a pledge after leaving the cinema: if they were not shooting films within a decade, they would buy a gun and shoot themselves. Thirty years later, and fully established as directors, they made their masterpiece, Padre Padrone. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1977, as well as the international critics’ prize – the first picture to scoop both awards at the festival. The jury president that year was the man who had inspired them: Roberto Rossellini.

Padre Padrone, which was made for Italian television, is based on the autobiography by the linguist Gavino Ledda. It details his upbringing in Sardinia at the hands of his father, a brutal peasant farmer, and opens with the real Gavino whittling away at a branch with his knife. The camera pans right to a man approaching a door. It is Omero Antonutti, the actor who will play Gavino’s father. He is about to enter a classroom, from which he will drag his illiterate six-year-old son (Fabrizio Forte) before forcing him to work in the wind-beaten mountains. Gavino hands his screen parent the stick he has been fashioning: “My father was carrying this,” he says. It’s a masterful, Brechtian moment; the baton is passed from reality to cinema.

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**************** LAST MINUTE CHANGE *************** We will show the French version of “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” titled ***”MARGUERITE” *** MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2016 *** We will still get the Stephen Frears version with Meryl Streep when it becomes available.

margueriteParis, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she’s not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.  

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 2016 ***** “FRANCOFONIA” ***** directed by ALEXANDRE SOKOUROV

On this Labor day Monday come join us for our feature film “Francofonia”  spotlighting the legacy and priceless art collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris …this vivid docudrama recounts many dramatic moments in the institutions history, including the hasty cashing of its treasures when German forces occupied Paris in 1940  Directed by Alexander Sokurov creator of “Russian Ark”..poster

Monday August 29TH, 2016 ******* “My Architect: A Son’s Journey” ***** directed by Nathaniel Kahn – cast Nathaniel Kahn, Frank Gehry, I.M. Pai, Philip Johnson, B.V. Doshi

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Continuing in our theme of sons making films about their father, in an effort to know them better, we present My Architect: A Son’s Journey. This film is about architect Louis Kahn, and it was produced by his son, the one that he never knew… from a family that Kahn had kept a secret…Sounds complicated ??…well, i guess it is…and that’s also one of the things that the Cinematiki seems to be  all about; to see, to feel,to experience and aftewards to share openly and  express whatever lurks in us and somehow it’s stirred by those images…

or something like that…what do you think ?

 

Monday April 25, 2016 ***** TRUMBO ****** directed by JAY ROACH, interpreted by; BRYAN CRANSTON, DIANE LANE, HELEN MIRREN, JOHN GOODMAN, LOUIS C.K.

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MONDAY APRIL 18, 2016 ***** BRIDGE OF SPIES ***** directed by Steven Spielberg ***** interpreted by Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, The Coen brothers (!?)

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

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MONDAY APRIL 11, 2016 ***** America, America ***** directed by ELIA KAZAN ***** writen by ELIA KAZAN*****interpreted by Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family’s fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

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MONDAY MARCH 28, 2016 ***** VIVA ZAPATA ***** directed by ELIA KAZAN ***** interpreted by MARLON BRANDO, JEAN PETERS, ANTHONY QUINN

MONDAY MAY 25, 2015 **** ” AWAKENINGS ” **** directed by PENNY MARSHALL with ROBERT DE NIRO AND ROBIN WILLIAMS

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MONDAY MAY 11 2015 **** “GET ON UP ” **** directed by TATE TAYLOR with CHADWICK BOSEMAN, DAN AYKROYD, VIOLA DAVIS

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