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

December 2017

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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January 29, 2018
Local Color  (2006)  USA
R  |  107 min  |  Drama

A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. This story is based on a real life experience.


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February 2018

February 5, 2018
The Teacher  (2016)  Slovakia | Czech Republic
Slovak with Subtitles
NR  |  102 min  |  Comedy, Drama

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted behavior and one of the students' suicide attempt that could be related to that matter, makes the school Principal call the students' parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher's high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be?


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February 12, 2018
The Hunt  (2012)  Denmark
Danish with Subtitles
R  |  1155 min  |  Drama

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.


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February 19, 2018
Chef's Special  (2008)  Spain
Spanish with Subtitles
NR  |  111 min  |  Comedy, Romance

Maxi is the chef and owner of a restaurant, who aspires to win a Michelin Star but is having financial difficulties. He helps Álex, a maître d’ who is desperately looking for a boyfriend. It has been a while since Maxi has come out of the closet and declared his homosexuality. Since then, he left behind his wife and his two children whom he hasn’t seen in the last seven years. His wife’s death leads him to have to take care of his two estranged kids. Meanwhile, an Argentinian soccer player, Horacio, comes into Maxi and Alex’s lives and passes himself off as heterosexual when in reality he’s homosexual.


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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
Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass  (2015)  Vietnam
Vietnamese with Subtitles
NR  |  103 min  |  Drama, Music

Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass evokes a return to childhood through the story of two young brothers who share an inseparable, yet complicated and tumultuous bond. Jealousy erupts into violence when Thieu and Tuong compete for the attention and affection of a young girl who lives nearby, and the brothers’ once-endearing relationship turns into heated rivalry. Set in the mid-1980s in a poor countryside village, the film offers perspective on life in rural Central Vietnam before the country’s current economic boom.


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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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Last Updated: 12/13/2017