Kitchen Stove Films

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Directed by Sameh Zoabi
97 minutes

In an irreverently comedic spin on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Salam is a 30-year-old underachiever living in Jerusalem who lands a job as a production assistant on a popular Palestinian evening soap opera, Tel Aviv on Fire. Salam’s daily commute requires crossing the Ramallah checkpoint where he is interrogated by Assi, an Israeli military officer whose wife is a big fan of the show. Believing that Salam is a script writer, Assi sees his power as an opportunity to influence the plot. “A witty and warm-hearted look at a divided land.” Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.

Showing Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Directed by Joe Talbot
120 minutes

Director Joe Talbot’s expressive and poignant debut feature is rooted in the real-life experiences of his childhood best friend, Jimmie Fails. The Last Black Man in San Francisco tells a story of the city through the eyes of a fictionalized version of Jimmie (cast as himself) who is obsessed by the idea of reclaiming the Victorian House that his grandfather built, which is the house where Jimmie grew up and was the last real home he had before his family broke apart. “…a picturesque and poetic ode to the title city, to friendship, and the universal urge to find a place to call home.” Peter Howell, Toronto Star.

Showing Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

Village Rockstars

Directed by Rima Das
INDIA | subtitled
87 minutes

Dhunu lives in a remote village in Assam with her widowed mother and eldest brother. While helping her mother at a local event, Dhunu becomes mesmerized by a band which is performing there. With family struggling to put food on the table dreams of an electric guitar can seem like madness, but this is exactly what the young girl wants, and at 10-years-old, she is alive with a dazzling confidence in her ambitions. Shot in the filmmaker’s home village, this quiet film is visually textured and intimate, without the raucous musical numbers the title suggests, and paints an inspiring portrait of a girl finding her own place in a world made for boys and men.

Showing Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

Pain and Glory

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
SPAIN | subtitled
113 minutes

In Pain and Glory, director Pedro Almodóvar returns with this emotional and engaging story of Salvador, an acclaimed veteran Spanish filmmaker who suffers from both physical and mental ailments, as well as a creative drought. When the Madrid cinematheque invites him to participate in a retrospective of his earlier work, he decides to reconnect with the film’s drug-addled star, whom he hasn’t seen in 30 years. Using his signature rich colour palette and masterful narrative style, Almodóvar pulls us in and seamlessly moves us through memories and visions, boyhood and manhood, cinema and reality, as Salvador moves closer to his sense of identity.

Showing Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Landmark Cinemas
4:00 + 7:00pm

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