Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Presents 

2016-2017 Films for Film Lovers 

Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs 

Moe Auditorium & Film Center

10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Tickets: $10  

  

Join us Monday nights at the Center for Performing Arts  Moe Auditorium & Film Center to watch the best foreign and independent films from across the globe. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and popcorn are available. Be sure to join our lively film discussion after each film, led by a Film Society Chairman and a Film Society Member.  Film lovers can become a member of the Center for the Art's Film Society by purchasing ticket packages. These members enjoy advance notice of film events, screenings and schedule.

  • Doors open at 6:30pm and films begin at 7:00pm
  • General admission $10 per person 
  • Advance reservations suggested
  • Money-saving ticket packages available!                    

For tickets & information call the Centers for the Arts today 239-495-8989 

Money-Saving Film Series Ticket Packages 

  • 20 Films per person $150
  • 10 Films per person $80
Beer, Wine, Coffee, Snacks & Popcorn Available 
in the Lobby
December 2016
December 26, 2016
A Simple Life (2011) China
Chinese with Subtitles  
NR  |  118 min  |  Drama

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home.
January 2017
January 2, 2017
Changing Times (2004) France
French with Subtitles
NR  |  90 min  |  Drama, Romance 

Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.


January 9, 2016
A Film Unfinished (2010) Israel
Iseraeli with Subtitles
NR  |  88 min  |  Documentary, Drama, History
      
A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

January 16, 2017
Ridicule (1996) France
French with Subtitles
R  |  102 min  |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles..

January 23, 2017
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)  United Kingdom
French with Subtitles
R  |  106 minutes  |  Comedy, Drama, Family

 

Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in the back garden, David is in seventh heaven. But this is 1960s Britain, and when the neighbours start to make life difficult for the new arrivals, David's family is caught in the middle, and he has to choose between fitting in and standing up for the new friends who have turned his world upside-down..

 

January 30, 2017
The Best Offer (2013) USA
French with Subtitles
R  |  92 minutes  |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

 

 

In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert, known and appreciated by the world. Oldman is hired by a solitary young heiress, Claire Ibbetson, to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. Robert aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire's belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her and deal with his feelings towards her. Also a friend of Oldman, Billy Whistler helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings..

 

 

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February 2017
February 6, 2017
The Wind Journeys (2009) Columbia
French with Subtitles
PG  |  117 min  |  Drama, Music
A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.
 
February 13, 2017
Like Father, Like Son (2013) Japan
Japanese with Subtitles
NR  |  121 min  |  Drama
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
 
February 20, 2017
Phoenix (2014) Germany
German with Subtitles
PG-13  |  98 min  |  Drama
A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.
 
February 27, 2017
In Bloom (2013) Georgia
Georgian with Subtitles
NR  |  102 min  |  Drama
Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.
 
March 2017
March 6, 2017
For 80 Days (2010) Spain
Spanish with Subtitles
NR  |  104 min  |  Drama, Romance
Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? After more than 50 years without seeing each other, two 70 years old women dare crossing the line.
 
March 13, 2017
Finding Vivian Maier (2013) USA
English
NR  |  83 min  |  Documentary, Biography, Mystery
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
 
March 20, 2017
Closely Watched Trains (1966) Czechoslovakia
Czech with Subtitles
NR  |  93 min  |  Comedy, Drama, War
An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.
 
March 27, 2017
The Angels' Share (2012) UK
English
NR  |  101 min  |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
 
April 2017
April 3, 2017
Not of this World (1988) USA
English
R  |  81 min  |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.
 
April 10, 2017
Intimate Stories (2002) Argentina
Spanish with Subtitles
NR  |  92 min  |  Comedy, Drama
Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
 
April 17, 2017
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) France
French with Subtitles
NR  |  272 min  |  Drama, Mystery, Romance
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
 
April 24, 2017
Run Boy Run (2013) Poland
Polish with Subtitles
NR  |  112 min  |  Action, Drama, War
Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost. The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev.
 
May 2017
May 1, 2017
The Forgotten Kingdom  (2013) South Africa
Polish with Subtitles
NR  |  102 min  |  Drama
A young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father, and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten.
 
May 8, 2017
Snatch  (2000) UK
English
R  |  102 min  |  Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
 
May 15, 2017
House of Sand  (2005) Brazil
Spanish with Subtitles
R  |  115 min  |  Drama
A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.
 
May 22, 2017
The Saphires  (2012) Australia
English
PG-13  |  103 min  |  Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
 
May 29, 2017
Read My Lips  (2001) France
French with Subtitles
R  |  115 min  |  Crime, Drama, Romance
She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
 
June 2016
June 5, 2017
Max Manus: Man of War  (2008) Norway
Norwegian with Subtitles
NR  |  118 min  |  Action, Biography, Drama
The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.
 
June 12, 2017
Closed Curtain  (2013) Iran
Persian with Subtitles
NR  |  105 min  |  Drama
In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.
 
June 19, 2017
Twice Born  (2012) Italy
English
R  |  127 min  |  Drama, Romance, War
A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
 
June 26, 2017
I Wish  (2011) Japan
Japanese with Subtitles
PG  |  128 min  |  Drama
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.
 
July 2016
July 3, 2017
The Rocket  (2013) Australia
Lao with Subtitles
NR  |  96 min  |  Drama
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he's not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival.
 
July 10, 2017
Alive Inside  (2014) USA
English
NR  |  78 min  |  Documentary, News
Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
 
July 17, 2017
A Summer's Tale  (1996) France
French with Subtitles
G  |  113 min  |  Comedy, Drama, Romance
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.
 
July 24, 2017
Any Day Now  (2012) USA
English
R  |  98 min  |  Drama
In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.
 
July 31, 2017
20 Feet from Stardom  (2013) USA
English
PG-13  |  91 min  |  Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
 
August 2016
August 7, 2017
The Vanishing  (1988) Netherlands
Dutch with Subtitles
NR  |  107 min  |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
 
August 14, 2017
The Women on the 6th Floor  (2010) France
French with Subtitles
NR  |  102 min  |  Comedy
In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.
 
August 21, 2017
Tampopo  (1985) Japan
Japanese with Subtitles
NR  |  114 min  |  Comedy
A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.
 
August 28, 2017
Sarah's Key  (2010) France
English
PG-13  |  111 min  |  Drama, War
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.
 
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