Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Presents

2017-2018 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

October 2017

October 16, 2017
Trash   (2014)  Brazil | UK
Portuguese with Subtitles
R  |  114 min  |  Adventure, Crime, Drama

When two trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they've found must be important.


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October 23, 2017
Lemon Tree  (2008)  Israel
Arabic, Hebrew with Subtitles
PG  |  106 min  |  Drama

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.


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October 30, 2017
Diabolique  (1955)  France
French with Subtitles
NR  |  117 min  |  Crime, Drama, Horror

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.


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November 2017

November 6, 2017
Captain Fantastic   (2016)  USA
R  |  118 min  |  Comedy, Drama

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.


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November 13, 2017
Microcosmos  (1996)  France | Switzerland
French with Subtitles
G  |  80 min  |  Documentary

This fascinating documentary offers a unique look into the daily dramas played out amongst the tiny residents of a French country meadow. It begins with an aerial view of the meadow and then drops wildly down amongst the herbs and soil of the meadow where the stage is set. Using specially designed cameras and lighting equipment, the filmmakers utilize astounding close ups, giving the viewer a bug's eye view where water drops are the size of planets, and grass blades become alien skyscrapers.


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November 20, 2017
Jack & The Cuckoo Clock Heart  (2013)  France
PG  |  94 min  |  Animation, Adventure, Drama

A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. The situation dictates that he should avoid feeling strong emotions -- love, most of all -- but he just can't keep his feelings under wraps.


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November 27, 2017
First Position  (2011)  USA
NR  |  95 min  |  Documentary

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.


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December 2017

December 4, 2017
Gettin' Square  (2003)  Australia
NR  |  100 min  |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller

When Barry Wirth is released from prison, he vows to go straight and make an honest man of himself. He and fellow ex-con Johnny Spitieri become cooks at a restaurant owned by reformed jailbird-turned-restaurateur Darren Barrington. Everything goes well until Darren's crooked accountant falls under scrutiny by the Crimes Investigation Commission, and Wirth learns that staying honest is a full-time job.


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December 11, 2017
Frances Ha  (2012)  USA | Brazil
R  |  86 min  |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.


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December 18, 2017
The Dish  (2000)  Australia
PG-13  |  101 min  |  Comedy, Drama, History

In the days before the July 19, 1969 space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned. Based on a true story, The Dish takes a smart, witty, comical look at the differing cultural attitudes between Australia and the U.S.


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January 2018

January 8, 2018
Tortilla Soup  (2001)  USA
PG-13  |  102 min  |  Comedy, Romance, Drama

Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a widower, meets a vivacious divorcee on the lookout for a mate and each of his daughters, in turn, finds someone. But they'll all discover that the recipe for happiness may call for some unexpected ingredients.


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January 15, 2018
We Are The Best  (2013)  Sweden
Swedish with Subtitles
NR  |  102 min  |  Drama, Music

We Are The Best! Is an adaptation of a graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel.


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January 22, 2018
Only Human  (2004)  Spain
Spanish with Subtitles
R  |  85 min  |  Comedy, Romance

When a Jewish girl, Leni, brings home her Palestinian fiancé, Rafi, to meet the parents, it sets off a series of zany, romantic and potentially tragic misadventures during one eventful night in Madrid. "Only Human," a vigorously paced modern screwball comedy, explores family values and Leni and Rafi's mismatched cultural backgrounds with a refreshingly light touch.


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Center for Performing Arts: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

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Last Updated: 10/11/2017