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***MONDAY February 24th, 2020 *** The Red Violin*** DIRECTED BY: François Girard*** INTERPRETED BY: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz

Spanning several centuries and even more languages, “The Red Violin” is an artfully composed, intriguingly rendered tale about a particularly soulful musical instrument and its profound effect on the lives of those who cross its predestined path.

Resurfacing in an Austrian monastery circa 1792, the red violin falls into the hands of 6-year-old orphan Kasper Weiss (Christoph Koncz), a child prodigy with a weak heart. It later becomes the passed-around property of nomadic gypsies, ultimately finding its way to England in 1893, where it captures the attention of the roguish Frederick Pope (Jason Flemyng), a Byronic musician with a Mick Jagger swagger whose steamy affair with romance novelist Victoria Byrd (Greta Scacchi) will come to a torrid end.

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***MONDAY February 17th, 2020 7PM (no pot luck) *** Dancer*** DIRECTED BY: Steven Cantor*** INTERPRETED BY: Sergei Polunin, David LaChapelle and Jade Hale-Christofi

Dancer

Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later – at the height of his success – he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor’s Dancer tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him in Hana, on the island of Maui in Hawaii dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Yet beyond celebrating the raw talent and wild ambition of Polunin, whose sights are now set on Hollywood, Dancer considers how wealth and success may not be enough when it comes to finding personal and professional identity.

Oscar black tie PARTY 3 pm. SUNDAY feb 9 Cinematiki Maui join us. alohaTom and JJ

***MONDAY February 10th, 2020 *** The Tin Drum*** DIRECTED BY: Volker Schlöndorff *** INTERPRETED BY: David Bennent, Mario Adorf and Angela Winkler

Tin Drum

7PM

No Food or Drinks

From the Gunter Grass Novel

1980 won Oscar for Best Foreign Film & Palme d’Or at Cannes.

After JoJo Rabbit , this was the logical next film to see.

The Tin Drum is, in fact, almost everything anybody could ask a film to be. It is strikingly original and continuously surprising.    Charles Champlin  –  Los Angeles Time

The story it tells is so outsized, bizarre, funny, and eccentric, the movie compels attention.    Vincent Canby  –  New York Times

 

***MONDAY February 3rd, 2020 *** Jojo Rabbit*** DIRECTED BY: Taika Waititi *** INTERPRETED BY: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Alfie Allen

Jojo

7PM

No Food or Drinks

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.

92nd Academy Awards Nominations: Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Costume Design.

***MONDAY January 27th, 2020 *** Parasite*** DIRECTED BY: Bong Joon-ho *** INTERPRETED BY Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Yeo-Jeong Jo, Choi Woo-sik, Park So Dam and Lee Jung Eun

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7PM

No Food or Drinks

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Can anything topple “1917,” the new best-picture front-runner? I suspect that this formerly wide-open race is now a contest between the World War I film and Bong Joon Ho’s contemporary thriller, “Parasite,” which is vying to become the first foreign-language film to win the best-picture Oscar.

“Parasite” pulled off a separate victory by taking the top drama prize from the American Cinema Editors on Friday, another first for a foreign film. Its cast also won the top prize Sunday night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where a nomination in the best-ensemble category eluded “1917.”  – New York Times

 

***MONDAY January 20th, 2020 *** The Two Popes*** DIRECTED BY: Fernando Meirelles*** INTERPRETED BY Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins

The Two Popoes

Start Time 7PM

Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

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***MONDAY December 30th, 2019 *** Cold War*** DIRECTED BY: Pawel Pawlikowski*** INTERPRETED BY Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Borys Szyc

Join us for a series of three films suggested by Georgy Gusev.

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

***MONDAY December 23th, 2019 *** ***The Peanut Butter Falcon*** DIRECTED BY: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz*** INTERPRETED BY Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern

Peanut

After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.