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Feb
26
Wed
2020
The Whistlers @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Whistlers @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE!

From acclaimed Romanian Director Corneliu Porumboiu comes “The Whistlers”, an inventive and delightful crime thriller that premiered in competition in Cannes to glowing reviews!  The film tells the story of Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

A highlight of the 2019 New York Film Festival, “The Whistlers” is Romania’s Official Submission for International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards”.

Tickets for “The Whistlers” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance. Tickets at the door are $20.  All tickets are subject to a $1 service fee. No refunds or credits.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Corneliu Porumboiu
Running Time | 97 minutes
Production Country | Romania, France, Germany, Sweden
Release Year | 2019
Language | Romanian, Spanish, English

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE! Everyone knows Ella Fitzgerald was the ‘Queen of Jazz’, but few know how she achieved legendary status. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

Moving beyond a conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career. Featuring interviews with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Norma Miller, and Jamie Cullum, who said “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.

Gold Coast Cinema Series presents a special Q&A after the screening with the following guests:

Vinnie Bagwell, an artist who has been sculpting since 1993. Her first public artwork, “The First Lady of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald”, at Yonkers Metro North/Amtrak train station, is the first sculpture of a contemporary African-American woman to be commissioned by a municipality in the United States. For more information on Ms. Bagwell please visit www.vinniebagwell.com.

Matthew Trinkwald is in his sixth year as the music department chairperson and his fourteenth year of teaching music at Great Neck North Middle School. He holds a degree in Jazz Composition from Five Towns College and a Masters in Music Education from Queens College, and a second Masters in School Building Leadership. Matt has been performing for over 20 years; most noted for his work at cabaret clubs throughout Manhattan, and a performance at the 2005 JVC Jazz Festival.

Dr. Maya Nova is a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and educator whose 25 year career has taken her through Europe, Asia and North America. After earning her Masters at the Jazz Vocal Performance program at Queens College and her Doctor of Music Arts Degree from Stonybrook University, she has established herself as one of the most sought after jazz vocalists. She saw the debut of her first album in 2010 titled “OPEN” and 2nd album “DAYS” in 2015. Incidentally, one of Dr. Nova’s last lecture researches included a chapter on Ella Fitzgerald’s improvisation technique. Dr. Nova also teaches private music lessons at the Gold Coast Arts Center.

Tickets for “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance, $20 at the door.  All tickets are subject to a $1 ticketing fee.  No refunds or credits.

**Photo credit Larry C. Morris.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Leslie Woodhead
Running Time | 90 minutes
Production Country | USA, UK
Release Year | 2019
Language | English

Mar
18
Wed
2020
The Truth @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Truth @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE!  In “The Truth,” legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche play a mother-daughter duo in this charming and wise tale of family dynamic, co-starring Ethan Hawke.

The film offers a relatable look at human relationships, featuring performances from its all-star cast. “The Truth” tells the story of a stormy reunion between script-writer Lumir (Binoche) with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne (Deneuve) against the backdrop of Fabienne’s autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

Directed by masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda, “The Truth” was well received at Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. According to Owen Gleiberman of Variety Magazine, “Catherine Deneuve gives a magnificent performance: grand, subtle, lacerating and fearless.”

Tickets for “The Truth” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance. All tickets at the door are $20.  All tickets are subject to a $1 service fee. No refunds or credits.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Hirokazu Koreeda
Running Time | 106 minutes
Production Country | France, Japan
Release Year | 2019
Language | French, English

Apr
1
Wed
2020
Resistance @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Resistance @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE!

From writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz comes a powerful new film RESISTANCE. A true story of heroism in which a group of Girls and Boy Scouts created a network that ended up saving the lives of thousands of orphans whose parents had been killed by the Nazis in the Second World War. At the center of the movie we find an aspiring Jewish actor whose desperate need to help the children lead him into the world of pantomime, and who will later and, thanks to this experience, become the legendary French mime Marcel Marceau. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Ed Harris.

“Resistance is a film about heroes who in the face of the worst imaginable horror, decided to risk it all to save lives.” Jonathan Jakubowicz

Tickets for “Resistance” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance, $20 at the door.  All tickets are subject to a $1 ticketing fee.  No refunds or credits.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Jonathan Jakubowicz
Running Time | 120 minutes
Production Country | France, USA, Germany, UK
Release Year | 2020
Language | English