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

February 2018

February 26, 2018
The Salesman  (2016)  Iran | France
Persian with Subtitles
PG-13  |  124 min  |  Drama, Thriller

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.


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March 2018

March 5, 2018
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings  (2012)  USA
NR  |  54 min  |  Documentary, Biography, Music

This intimate documentary gives viewers a singular glimpse into Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele virtuoso, but also Jake, the young boy who grew up in a modest apartment to a single mother and unsuspectingly rose to international stardom.


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March 12, 2018
Kitchen Stories  (2003)  Norway
Norwegian with Subtitles
PG  |  95 min  |  Comedy, Drama

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.


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March 19, 2018
Restless  (2011)  USA
PG-13  |  91 min  |  Drama, Romance

Annabel is a terminally ill cancer patient and is quietly awaiting her death spending her time studying nature. Enoch is struggling to recover from the death of his parents and spends his time attending funerals with his only friend - a ghost named Hiroshi who was a WWII Japanese kamikaze pilot. Just as Annabel's sister is trying to cope with Annabel's impending death, Annabel and Enoch fall in love. They both finally have a reason to live, but is it too late to have a life together?


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March 26, 2018
Cache  (2005)  France
French with Subtitles
R  |  117 min  |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Set in France, Georges is a TV Literary Reviewer and lives in a small yet modern town house with his wife Ann, a publisher and his young son Pierrot. They begin to receive video tapes through the post of their house and family, along side obscure child-like drawings. They visit the police with hope of aid to find the stalker, but as there is no direct threat, they refuse to help. As the tapes become more personal, Georges takes it upon himself to figure out who is putting through his family through such horror.


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April 2018

April 2, 2018
Garibaldi's Lovers  (2012)  Italy
Italian with Subtitles
NR  |  108 min  |  Comedy

Garibaldi's Lovers presents a fizzy ride through a magical vision of metropolitan Italy, while at the same time casting a critical eye on modern life in the city. Widowed plumber Leo is struggling to deal with the growing pains of his two adolescent children, when his life intersects with penniless artist Diana and her eccentric landlord Amanzio. Through a hilarious series of coincidences, they give each other new hope for their futures - and for the city itself, so emblematic of our times.


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April 9, 2018
The Eagle Huntress  (2016)  UK | Mongolia
Kazakh with Subtitles
G  |  87 min  |  Documentary, Adventure, Sport

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While she practices an ancient art, Aisholpan's story is a modern and inspiring one because she represents a world where a young girl's dreams-no matter how challenging-can come true.


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April 16, 2018
Of God and Men  (2010)  France
French with Subtitles
PG-13  |  122 min  |  Drama, Histroy

In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorists but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France.


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April 23, 2018
The Fall  (2006)  USA | South Africa | India
English | Romanian with Subtitles
R  |  117 min  |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.


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April 30, 2018
Whiplash  (2014)  USA
R  |  107 min  |  Drama, Music

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.


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May 2018

May 7, 2018
Life, Above All  (2010)  South Africa
Southern Sotho with Subtitles
PG-13  |  100 min  |  Drama

"Life, Above All" is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart.


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May 14, 2018
Withnail & I  (1987)  UK
R  |  107 min  |  Comedy, Drama

London: The Sixties. Two down-on-their-luck actors (Withnail and Marwood) find solace in drink and other substances. Seeking respite from their uneventful lives they escape up north to Penrith to Withnail's uncle's stone cottage. Faced with no modern conveniences, a bunch of oddball locals, and a surprise visit from an amorous "Uncle Monty", their wits are tested, along with their friendship.


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May 21, 2018
Rust and Bone  (2012)  France | Belgium
French with Subtitles
R  |  120 min  |  Drama, Romance

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.


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May 28, 2018
The Skin I Live In  (2011)  Spain
Spanish with Subtitles
R  |  120 min  |  Drama, Thriller

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.


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June 2018

June 4, 2018
Doubt  (2008)  USA
PG-13  |  104 min  |  Drama, Mystery

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences.


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June 11, 2018
The Names of Love  (2010)  France
French with Subtitles
R  |  100 min  |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.


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June 18, 2018
Hannah Arendt  (2012)  Germany
German with Subtitles
NR  |  113 min  |  Biography, Drama

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.


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June 25, 2018
Bwakaw  (2012)  Philippines
Filipino with Subtitles
NR  |  110 min  |  Drama

Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia.


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July 2018

July 2, 2018
The Visitor  (2007)  USA
PG-13  |  104 min  |  Drama

In Connecticut, lonely widowed Professor Walter Vale has a boring life. Walter is assigned to attend a conference about Global Policy and Development at New York University, where he is to give a lecture. When he arrives at his apartment in New York, he finds Tarek Khalil, a Syrian musician, and Zainab, a Senegalese street vendor, living there. He sympathizes with the situation of the illegal immigrants and invites the couple to stay with him. Tarek invites him to go to his gig where Walter is fascinated with his African drum and Tarek offers to teach Walter to play. After an incident in the subway, Tarek is arrested and Walter has just hired a lawyer to defend Tarek when, out of the blue, Tarek's mother Mouna arrives at the apartment from Michigan. While trying to get Tarek released, Walter and Mouna get close to each other and he finds reasons to feel life can be exciting and worth living again.


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2016 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

 Center for Visual Arts: 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

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

(239) 495-8989


Last Updated: 03/01/2018