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Dec
3
Fri
2021
AULCIE @ Virtual Screening
Dec 3 2021 – Jan 31 2022 all-day

 

AULCIE has been honored as an official selection of the 24th United Nations Association Film Festival. One of the oldest Documentary festivals in America, the UNAFF has honored the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for over two decades.

 

AULCIE is the incredible story of Aulcie Perry, an African American basketball player who hailed from the violence-filled streets of the 1960s Newark, NJ, and who found his glory in leading Israel’s Maccabi basketball team to the 1977 European championship. He became an overnight sensation in Israel, beloved by the fans and by his adopted country. He converted to Judaism and became an Israeli citizen. His highly publicized relationship with Israeli supermodel Tami Ben Ami became the subject of relentless media attention, making him one of Israel’s biggest stars. But his success wasn’t enough to save him from the descend into drugs and jail time, before finally finding redemption. Dani Menken’s documentary tells the story of this legendary athlete.

“A compelling and inspiring portrait of a singular life journey.” – Gary Goldstein, LA Times.

Dani Menkin | Documentary | 72 Minutes | USA, Israel | English, Hebrew | $11.99 for a 3-day rental period.

Gold Coast Arts audiences receive a special 10% discount – enter promo code GOLDCOASTAC at checkout.

Read more about Writer/Director DANI MENKIN and his film AULCIE HERE.


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Dec
16
Thu
2021
LUZZU @ Virtual Screening
Dec 16 2021 – Jan 31 2022 all-day

GCIFF 2021 ENCORE SCREENING!

Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his wooden luzzu boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood—and a family tradition from generations before him—imperiled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless fishing industry, and a stagnating ecosystem. Desperate to provide for his wife and their newborn son, whose growth impediment requires treatment, Jesmark gradually slips into an illicit black-market fishing operation.

Winner: World Cinema Jury Prize for Acting, Sundance Film Festival

“One of the best films of 2021.” – Movie Nation

“An unaffected triumph with a simmering power… a stirringly nuanced and dazzlingly shot humanistic drama.” – Los Angeles Times

“Malta’s views are arresting, but the images Camilleri chooses would never be found in a travel brochure. In his subtle, vérité approach, he captures something special — not one man’s crisis, but a community’s culture.” – The New York Times

Alex Camilleri | Narrative | 95 Minutes | Malta | Maltese w/english subtitles | $12


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Dec
17
Fri
2021
JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN @ Virtual Screening
Dec 17 2021 – Jan 31 2022 all-day

The film follows several years in the life of Joy Womack, the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s main training program, and the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet.

Joy grew up in a typical American family. She always wanted to be a ballet dancer and moved to Russia when she was 15 to follow her dream. Without a word of Russian, not completely fit for the physical requirements of Russian ballet dancers, Joy shows her strength and dedication to ballet and accomplishing her dreams. We follow Joy’s personal and professional life: from her daily challenges, injuries, performances to becoming a ballet dancer with Bolshoi Theatre group and then prima ballerina of Kremlin Ballet, where she has performance of her lifetime – Swan Lake, before closing this chapter of her life and leaving Russia to pursue new opportunities.

“Joy Womack: The White Swan is a riveting, bold, and inspiring documentary exploring the life of an American ballerina who paved her own way to success.” – Andrew Stover, Film Threat

“Visually stunning and dramatically engrossing, this film doesn’t just tell Ms. Womack’s story. It brings the viewer along for an unforgettable ride from the optimistic beginnings through corruption and despair to the eventual triumph of one ballerina’s unique and fascinating story.”
– Bill Waldinger, Classical Ballet and All That Jazz 

Dina Burlis, Sergey Gavrilov | Documentary | 91 Minutes | 2021 | Russia, UK, USA | $6.99


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Dec
22
Wed
2021
FINAL SET @ Virtual Screening
Dec 22 2021 – Jan 31 2022 all-day

Once described as a young professional tennis prodigy, Thomas (Cesar-winner Alex Lutz) never had the career in the game he had hoped for. At 37, he decides to return to the French Open at Roland Garros, in spite of his declining physical fitness and shattered knee. Although his wife Eve (Ana Girardot) and mother Judith (Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas) advise him to give up on his unlikely ambition, Thomas obsessively perseveres. He will have to face his own demons as well as the intense competitive qualifying rounds to reach the tournament and eventually face a young tennis genius who disturbingly reminds him of his younger self.

“Reynaud, in Final Set, achieves what few directors have in elevating the sports film genre to cinematic art.” – Bradley Gibson, Film Threat

“A superbly executed ensemble effort that plays out against a backdrop that’s the stuff of modern myth-making, as we watch Alex Lutz’s Thomas fight against time and his own body’s wear-and-tear, we’re right there with him, eager to battle it out to the very end.” – Jen Johans, Film Intuition

“Alex Lutz aces every scene as the impossibly driven Thomas, playing his part both on and off the court with skill and awareness of his character’s psychology. Lending strong support are Kristin Scott Thomas as Thomas’ drill-sergeant-like mom and Ana Girardot as his wife, an accomplished athlete who tabled her own tennis dreams. Everything about “Final Set” feels like the real deal, from the closet full of tennis rackets to the intense tennis match making up its final minutes.” – Randy Myers, The Mercury News

Quentin Reynaud | Drama, Sports | 103 Minutes |  France, French | $6.99


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Jan
27
Thu
2022
MAGIC & COMEDY NIGHT @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MAGIC & COMEDY NIGHT @ Gold Coast Arts Center
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  MORE INFO WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
PARLOR OF MYSTERY AND GOLD COAST ARTS PRESENT AN EVENING OF MAGIC & COMEDY!

The show will feature The Extreme Magic of Eric Wilzig and the astonishing trickery of TJ Tana. Mike Maione, a Long Island favorite, will host the show.

The Extreme Magic of Eric Wilzig
Eric Wilzig is considered one of the hottest rising stars of magic with over 3,500 national and international performances to his credit. He has had appearances on NBC’s hit TV show “America’s Got Talent” and live with Jimmy Fallon, headline acts at Madison Square Garden and Caesars Hotel & Casino, and sold-out shows in Times Square, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Eric’s style is energetic, and his presentations are electric. His client list is a genuine Who’s Who of corporate giants and well-known celebrities.

TJ Tana
TJ Tana is also a rising star. He maintains a busy schedule performing at corporate events, private parties, and regional resorts and regularly performs at Monday Night Magic in NYC. TJ was a member of the touring cast of Masters of Illusions in 2015 and toured with The Illusionists 1903 as the lead illusion tech with performances in Australia and Dubai. He is one of the founders of the Parlor of Mystery and often performs and hosts Parlor shows.

Mike Maione
Mike Maione, also one of the founders of the Parlor of Mystery, produces the Parlor of Mystery shows. He is one of Long Island’s favorite family entertainers, but at the Parlor he presents magic that has a genuine grown-up flavor that still finds the funny bone on even the grumpiest geezer. Mike also lectures and produces magic props and routines used by performers worldwide. His creations were recently seen on Penn and Teller Fool Us and Masters of Illusions.

TICKETS:

$25 FOR ADULTS

Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required for entry.

 

Feb
13
Sun
2022
Picasso Portrait Painting @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Picasso Portrait Painting @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Valentine’s Day Special! Invite your loved ones to a Picasso Portrait Painting Workshop!  You can paint your family member or create a self-portrait to keep or gift to someone special.  Workshop is limited to 12 students.

Be a part of our creative one-day workshops for all ages and enjoy a SPECIAL DEAL!  Buy for 3 and get 1 person FREE – so mix and match workshops for family fun! Email pogorelisk@goldcoastarts.org to claim your FREE offer once you’ve registered for three.

Instructor:  Darya Gauthier

Tuition: $60/Member: $40 (per workshop, per person)

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Mar
20
Sun
2022
SPRING FLORAL PAINTING @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SPRING FLORAL PAINTING @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Warm up to Spring with this nature lover’s workshop!  Learn various techniques including palette knife painting and paint layering to create a beautiful spring floral painting you’ll be proud to display.  Workshop is limited to 12 students.

Be a part of our creative one-day workshops for all ages and enjoy a SPECIAL DEAL!  Buy for 3 and get 1 FREE – so mix and match workshops for family fun!  Email pogorelisk@goldcoastarts.org to claim your FREE offer once you’ve registered for three.

Instructor:  Darya Gauthier

Tuition:  $60/Members: $40 (per workshop, per person)

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Apr
10
Sun
2022
SPRING CERAMICS WORKSHOP @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SPRING CERAMICS WORKSHOP @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Spring has sprung!

Parents, grandparents, kids of all ages come together at our one day workshops to create unique art on ceramic bisqueware! Surface decoration techniques will be taught, such as stamping, printing and stenciling. With expert instruction you’ll create your one-of-a-kind designs to display at home or give to friends and family. Workshop limited to 12 students.

Be a part of our creative one-day workshops for all ages and enjoy a SPECIAL DEAL!  Buy for 3 and get 1 person FREE – so mix and match workshops for family fun!  Email pogorelisk@goldcoastarts.org to claim your FREE offer once you’ve registered for three.

Instructor:  Jude Amsel

Tuition: $60/Member: $40 (per workshop, per person)

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May
8
Sun
2022
SUMMER CERAMICS WORKSHOP @ Gold Coast Arts Center
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SUMMER CERAMICS WORKSHOP @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Get ready for some HOT summer ceramics fun!

Friends and family of all ages gather at our one day workshops to create unique art on ceramic bisqueware! Our expert instructor will teach you surface decoration techniques such as stamping, printing and stenciling to finish off your one of a kind masterpiece! Workshop limited to 12 students.

Be a part of our creative one-day workshops for all ages and enjoy a SPECIAL DEAL!  Buy for 3 and get 1 person FREE – so mix and match workshops for family fun!  Email pogorelisk@goldcoastarts.org to claim your FREE offer once you’ve registered for three.

Instructor:  Jude Amsel

Tuition: $60/Member: $40 (per workshop, per person)

REGISTER