When it comes to pizza dough tossing, there’s the classic pitch you’re probably picturing, and then there’s what Tony Gemignani does. The 12-time world pizza champion describes his particular art form as “what a Harlem Globetrotter does with a basketball”—only with pizza dough. But while a basketball never loses its form, soft dough moves and changes shape as it flips through the air, around-the-neck, through-the-shoulders, behind-the-back … you get the idea. At the annual World Pizza Games, witness pizza acrobatics like you never imagined.
This Tuesday, April 11th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Moonlight @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Moonlight (2016)is a coming-of-age drama about a young, African-American man growing up and coming to terms with his identity and sexuality while living in a troubled Miami community. Barry Jenkins directs the one hour, fifty-one-minute film, starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, and Duan Sanderson. Moonlight won three2017Academy Awards (Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahershala Ali, and Best Adapted Screenplay). The film carries an R rating from the MPAA.
This Tuesday, March 28th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Jackie @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Jackie recountsthe life of Jacqueline Kennedyfollowing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as she fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s legacy.
Pablo Larraín directs the one hour, forty-minute film, starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. Jackie received three Oscar nominations (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Natalie Portman, Best Achievement in Costume Design, and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score). The movie carries an R rating from the MPAA.
This Tuesday, March 14th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Manchester by the Sea @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Manchester by the Sea is the story of an uncle who is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
The 2016 film won two Academy Awards (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role to
Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay to Kenneth Lonergan). Lonergan also directs the two hour, seventeen-minute film, starring Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. The movie carries a rating of R from the MPAA.
The Party does more than blunder – what it touches, it injures & ruins:
In the late 1970s and early ’80s, China implemented rigid family-planning measures to slow population growth—the most controversial of which was the one-child policy. In 2015, China announced that it would drop this rule. However, millions of second and third children were born during these decades and are not legally registered. This short documentary, Invisible Lives, by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, follows three of the estimated 13 million unregistered people born outside the one-child policy. “You can’t get married without registration,” says Li Xue, a 23-year-old who struggles with the implications of her status. “Then, if you have a child, your child can’t be registered.”
A documentary exploring the quiet, empty world of the last subway train of the night, and the stories of the people riding it.
Best Canadian Film – Take 21 Film Festival, 2016
Finalist – LA Cinefest, 2016
Official Selection – BFI Future Film Festival, 2017, Milton Film Festival, 2017, GLARE Arts Festival, 2017, Conway International Film Festival, 2016, Highway 61 Film Festival, 2016, Student International Film Festival, 2016, Filmstock Film Festival, 2016
“Hawaii – The Pace of Formation” is a window into the creation of an island. The Kilauea Volcano’s continued flow of lava into the ocean is one of the few places in the world to provide a front row seat of an island’s formation. The Big Island is literally changing before your eyes. This vast island contains 8 out of 13 different climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems, making the Big Island one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. To showcase its diversity, we wanted to slow things down and let its beauty speak for itself. Enjoy!
This Tuesday, January 31st at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Sully @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Sully is a 2016 historical drama based on the story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.
The film is directed by Clint Eastwood, and stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney. The movie has a run time of one hour, thirty-six minutes and carries a rating of PG-13 from the MPAA.
This Tuesday, January 24th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Florence Foster Jenkins @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Florence Foster Jenkins is a 2016 historical comedy-drama about a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite having a terrible singing voice.
The film is directed by Stephen Frears, and stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg. Just this morning (1.24), Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her role. The movie has a run time of one hour, fifty-one minutes and carries a rating of PG-13 from the MPAA.
This Tuesday, January 10th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Hell or High Water @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Hell or High Water is a 2016 crime drama about a divorced father and his ex-con older brother who devise a criminal scheme to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.
The film is directed by David Mackenzie, written by Taylor Sheridan (screenwriter of Sicario) and stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, and Jeff Bridges. Hell or or High Water is a Golden Globes nominee for best film (drama), as is Jeff Bridges as a best-supporting actor nominee (any motion picture). The movie has a run time of one hour, forty-two minutes and carries a rating of R from the MPAA.
Finally it’s holiday season and I got some free time to write a small making of for the nebula cloud we did for the Star Trek Beyond movie (consider it as a new year gift 😉 ). I created another version with different concept and colors and went through the workflow from the beginning till the end and what you might face, it’s in the link below: vfxarabia.co/single-post/2016/12/29/StarTrek-Nebula-Making-of
I hope you find it helpful and questions are most welcome please don’t hesitate.
This Tuesday, December 27th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Guardians of the Galaxy @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 science-fiction comedy based on the Marvel series of the same name: “Kidnapped by aliens when he was young, Peter Quill now travels the galaxy salvaging anything of value for resale. When he comes across a silver orb however, he gets more than he’s bargained for. The orb is highly desired many but by none so powerful as Ronan. When Ronan finally acquires it, it’s left to Peter and his newfound friends Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket to stop him.”
The film is directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper. It has a run time of two hours, one minute and carries a rating of PG-13 from the MPAA.
This Tuesday, December 13th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Love the Coopers @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.
Love the Coopers is a comedy account of how “four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, [when] a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.”
The film is directed by Jessie Nelson, and stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, and Olivia Wilde. The 2015 comedy has a run time of one hour, forty-seven minutes, and carries a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.