"Chinese Portrait" & "Uncut Gems" at Stonzek Theatre

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Chinese  Portrait movie poster Uncut Gems movie poster

dir. Xiaishuai Wang, Documentary, Not Rated, China, Chinese with English titles,2019, 79 min.

From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film consists of a series of carefully composed tableaus of people and environments. Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, calling to a temporary halt a land in a constant state of change.

dir. Ben and Joshua Safdie, Drama /Mystery / Thriller /Comedy / Crime, Rated ‘R’, USA, English, 2019, 135 min.

Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler, is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win

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