Use this space to leave a comment letting us know of any film you’d love to us to show at the CinemaTiki and why. Much appreciated !

(Hey … do not describe the movie … we don’t want to know anything about it as we haven’t seen it yet ! don’t spoil the magic !!!)

45 responses to “RECOMMEND A FILM

  1. Valerie Lasciak

    September 9, 2018
    Il venditore di medicine (The Medicine Seller)
    Director: Antonio Morabito, 2013

    This festival favorite is, according to Variety, “more than just a topical issue movie cashing in on recent scandals, but a taut, stylish drama that addresses shady practices in the pharmaceutical industry. (It is) enriched by standout performances, a tight script and editing that expertly drive the tension forward.” Director Morabito was nominated for a Nastro d’Argento award for Best Story, 2014. 110 minutes/Free

    October 7, 2018
    We will sponsor a film at the Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF) at the Colligan Theater at the Tannery, Santa Cruz.
    See for theater address, prices, and more information. Discounts and other perks are available for current Dante members. Updates will subsequently be sent to our email lists.

    La vita in comune (The Ark of Disperata)
    Director: Edoardo Winspeare, 2017

    Pati and his brother Angiolino dreamed of becoming the Mafia bosses of Capo di Leuca, when Pati discovers his love of poetry while doing jail time. His teacher, mentor and inspiration, Filippo (also the beleaguered mayor of Disperata) and the brothers use the encounter with art to change the town’s direction. A sweet and funny film, in which writer/director Winspeare employs his pugliesi friends and neighbors as actors for an authentic and genuine feel. 110 minutes/Admission charge NOTE SCREENING LOCATION, NOT AT CABRILLO!

    November 4, 2018
    A Lecture by Dr. Robert Davis: Francis of Assisi and Renaissance Naturalism, an exploration of the elements that distinguished the New Faith of St. Francis and how these helped shape the topics and approaches of Italian art after 1250. Dr. Davis taught Italian history at the Ohio State University. He has published eight books and numerous articles on Venice, Rome, pirates, bandits, and popular culture in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Free

    December 9, 2018
    Buon giorno papa (Out of the Blue)
    Director: Edoardo Leo, 2013

    Andrea (played by handsome Raul Bova) enjoys his never-ending string of one-night stands, and his career in product placement for films and TV is skyrocketing. Everything changes, though, when a non-standard teenager shows up and claims to be his daughter. Dante Alighieri Film Series favorite Edoardo Leo not only wrote and directed this comedic and touching film, but plays veteran lead actor Bova’s roommate and underachieving side kick. The film was nominated for several prestigious awards, including best comedy, best original song, and received two best actor nominations. 109 minutes/Free


  2. Deborah Pozin

    Dangerous Beauty is fantastic, based on a true story. Prevented from marrying her nobleman lover because of her commoner status, real life historical heroine Veronica Franco is left with two choices: join a convent, or become a courtesan. Following her her mothers’s footsteps, she chooses the latter. Set in the 16th century Venice, this biographical drama follows Franco as she rises to power and fearlessly fights off accusations of witchcraft.

  3. This one please!!

    Light Years Away, by director Alain Tanner

    A short clip:

  4. If you haven’t seen “The Handmaid,” a Korean/Japanese erotic period thriller, you’ve got an amazing treat in store!

  5. If you wanna see a really funny, quality movie I strongly recommend ” I’m so excited ” by Pedro Almodovar, 2013 movie. Possibly before May 11 ( I am leaving that day. You will LOVE IT !!!
    Laura & Laurie

  6. Stealing Beauty
    Director: Scorsese
    DoP: Darius “the Great”
    Starring: Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, and the last picture for Jean Marais, I think.
    Shot in Toscana, Itali, 1996
    A masterpiece !

  7. I recommend these two films the first Die Welle (the wave) is a very interesting film for see these political and social moments after MAX.
    The other is Dead poets society. Embrace. H

  8. ALOHA CINEMATIKI:…… suggested next movie ….

    Far from Heaven (2002)

  9. Trash (1970) – Director/Writer: Paul Morrissey …. NB:…. there are THREE movies with the same name!!!!… not “2009” nor “2014”!!

  10. La grande belleza

  11. Films by Pawel Pawlikowski. Start with “Ida” Oscar 2015 Best Foreign Film then “The Woman in the Fifth” and “Last Resort.”

  12. After 3+ years of being stuck on the mainland, I finally had a genuine imaginary Cinemetiki experience while alone at home on my couch thanks to one of my top favorite directors, Roman Polanski and his 2013 film Venus In Fur. This one produced lively discussions in my head as it progresses from phase to phase of fascinating human interaction. I hope I can be there for the live-and-in-person discussion.

    • J.J.Iuorno-Paladino

      Yes Paul, that’s a superb film recommendation and we’ll show it when you come back to visit us…Let us know a couple of weeks before your arrival…

  13. I’d love to see “Get on Up”
    (James Brown documentary)

  14. Steven Arnold’s Heavenly Bodies

  15. Nai`a Newlight

    Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise)

  16. “Cutie and the Boxer” 2014 Oscar nominee for best documentary. his film explores the work and marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, who took America’s art scene by storm after leaving Japan for New York.

  17. “Cutie and the Boxer” 2014 Oscar nominee for best documentary. his film explores the work and marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, who took America’s art scene by storm after leaving Japan for New York.

  18. I would like to see “Dirty Wars” by Jeremy Scahill. This is a new film about the covert wars in which the US is engaging. At the Sundance Film Festival it won Best Cinematography for an American film for “…elevating the art of observational cinema through sophisticated lensing and an electric-color palette.” To learn more about this film, please go to:

  19. The Red Violin:most life-changing film I’ve seen (as a mathematician).

  20. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

  21. My favorite film forever (tied with 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Wizard of Oz): Les Enfants du Paradis; Marcel Carne’; 1945; 163 min.

  22. The Battle of Algiers

  23. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    Secret World of Arietty

  24. Muy recomendable!!” Como plaga de Langosta” ,film año 1975.filmada en EEUU.
    Final inesperado.

  25. Recomiendo como director a Kitano, y en particular entre sus obras a Zatoichi.
    Quien quiera disfrutar de una verdadera obra de arte desde el argumento, la fotografia , la pintura, la musica y el conocimiento de algunos aspectos de la cultura japonesa, debe ver esta obra de Kitano, donde se incluye como actor, en la pelicula que el mismo dirige.
    (Si fuera posible subtitulada….lo agradecere ;0))

  26. ALOHA:….. hope i find everyone well….

    my FAVORITE movie of all time; first film of Genevieve Bujold…. don’t believe it has been shown at the Cinematiki Maui…… ;o}

    KING OF HEARTS(1966)
    Le roi de coeur (original title)
    During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted…
    Philippe de Broca
    Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold

  27. In case you havenʻt shown it yet, Iʻve never seen (and always wanted to) “Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice.”

    Mahalo nui los for Mondays!
    Nadine [Nai`a]

  28. Kolea Schonwalter

    Aloha: I highly recommend “Life Tastes Good” by Philip Kan Gotanda.
    For film buffs who have experienced Japanese cinema since the 50’s, the
    filmic allusions to “Woman In the Dunes” and “Tampopo” are there. There’s also a touch of Theater of the Absurd. Beautifully filmed, good dialogue and character development for the main character,

  29. Perhaps we could screen Luis Buñuel’s silent short surrealist film, Un Chien Andalou. I’m sure the discussion would be mighty lively ^_^

    • dear danny…
      Thank you for your suggestion…
      you are absolutely right…
      the discussion after Luis Bunuel ” Un chien Andalou” (an andalusian dog) WAS mighty lively…
      ” An Chien Andalou”it was our 73rd. film…
      it happened last year (2010) during our FIRST 100 FILMS, as we showed a cycle of Bunuels films= Belle de Jour, Viridiana, the obscure object of desire, L’age d’or, etc…
      and there are more Bunuel films waiting in the shadows…
      BECAUSE…only the SHADOW knows …


  30. I highly recommend Bab Aziz; The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul.

    It is a Moroccan/French production. The cinematography is superb, the story is completely enchanting, the music is DIVINE and the acting by one very young girl is exquisite!

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