MONDAY May 8th, 2017 *** Mulholland Drive *** directed by David Lynch ** written by David Lynch ** starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux

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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Hitchcock would have loved this movie!

Monday May 1st ” The Young Pope ” Episodes 4 & 5 we are back! join us

MONDAY April 17th, 2017 *** The Young Pope *** An HBO Television Show Created and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino **** starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, and Javier Camara

By Paolo Sorrentino, the first one or two episodes from the HBO series.  This is a first for us, we’ve never streamed anything from HBO.  However, we loved the Paolo Sorentino films we have seen so far including “La Grande Bellezza,” “Il Divo,” and “Youth,” so we thought we should take a peek at his latest work.

 

Potluck dinner at 5:45, screening to follow at 6:45, lively discussion to follow the film.

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MONDAY April 10th, 2017 *** The Truman Show *** directed by Peter Weir ** written by Andrew Niccol ** Production Design by Dennis Gassner ** starring Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

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He doesn’t know it, but everything in Truman Burbank’s (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates “The Truman Show,” a live broadcast of Truman’s every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman’s mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

Parts of the movie set from The Truman Show were disassembled and sent to Tom in Haiku which became Tom’s studio. This is where you will viewing this movie and all the movies of Cinematiki. Thank you Dennis Gassner.

 

MONDAY April 3rd, 2017 ****** Raising Arizona ***** directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen ** written by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen **starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

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Vowing to go straight, a convenience store bandit (Nicolas Cage) proposes marriage to the police departments photographer (Holly Hunter). All is wedded bliss until they discover she’s unable to get pregnant and are turned down by every adoption agency in town. It does not take long before they realize the only solution is to kidnap one of the town’s celebrated quintuplets and hit the road!

After enjoying Holly Hunter’s performance in “The Piano,” many of us at Cinematiki wanted to see her again and this time she demonstrates her comedic abilities.

MONDAY March 27th, 2017 ****** The Piano ***** directed by Jane Campion ** starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel and Sam Neill

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After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

MONDAY March 20th, 2017 ****** Love & Mercy ***** directed by Bill Pohlad ** starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks

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Love & Mercy takes its title from the opening track of Brian Wilson’s 1988 solo album, and is about two commodities in very short supply. This very absorbing, heartfelt movie based on the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is written by Oren Moverman and Michael A Lerner, and directed by Bill Pohlad. It’s creative and experimental in just the right spirit, and faces off two different Brians, portrayed by two different actors, Paul Dano and John Cusack.

Recommended by Dennis Gassner

 

 

 

 

MONDAY March 13th, 2017 ****** Hell or High Water ***** directed by David Mackenzie **writen by Taylor Sheridan ** starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges

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Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his brother — just released from prison — is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother’s ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and his American Indian deputy partner pick up the trail and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.

MONDAY March 6th, 2017 ****** Café Society ***** directed by Woody Allen **writen by Woody Allen ** starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell

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Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s romance CAFE SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York with his colorful Bronx family, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

MONDAY February 27th, 2017 ****** NERUDA ***** directed by Pablo Larraín***** starring Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán

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CALLING ALL POETS

Don’t miss our next film!

Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also arguably the most famous communist in post – WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a tenacious police inspector (Gael Garcia Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and the artists, led by Pablo Picasso, clamor for Neruda’s freedom.