Join our Cafe Cinematique International group as we watch important and provocative films followed by a moderated discussion. The best in international and independent films from all eras find their way to our coffee table.
** SPECIAL EVENT **
NOOR IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL – January 31, February 1, 2015 – Aptly named “Noor,” meaning “light” in Persian, the Noor Film Festival makes reference to the key element of light used in the art of filmmaking as well as the festival’s purpose to “shed light” on Iranian culture and heritage.
Tickets on Sale now for Opening Night Dinner with special guest Comedian K-Von!
Films will be shown at Cinematique and the theater at the Southeast Museum of Photography on the campus of Daytona State College
The Ancient Persia – Modern Iran Program Series is a joint presentation of the Iranian American Society, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Southeast Museum of Photography and the Department of Cultural Arts at Daytona State College.
The Cinematique Theater is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Dayton Beach. Admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. PLEASE CALL (386) 252-3118 FOR MORE INFORMATION. Cinema Cafe items including Lunch and Light dinner, gourmet coffees, desserts, appetizers and beer and wine, are available for purchase at the theater.
Cinematique Film Schedule
Click on film title for trailer and film synopsis from noorfilmfestival.com
Saturday, January 31st
Sunday, February 1st
11:00 am - When the Lemons Turned Yellow
1:00 pm - No Lands Song
CELEBRATE THE GODDESS AT CINEMATIQUE – February 15 – 2:00pm
The Goddess Religion will come alive on February 15th at 2 p.m. at Cinematique. The public is invited to meet and talk with Lenny Schneir, life partner of Merlin Stone, a feminist pioneer and author of When God Was a Woman. There will also be a screening of Goddess Remembered, a film by Donna Reed, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which features Merlin Stone and other proponents of the Goddess.
Lenny, who lived with Merlin for thirty-four years, has pledged himself to continuing her work in the Women’s and Goddess Movement. He and Merlin first came to Daytona Beach in 2000, and after her passing in 2011, he began a memoir about her that is now part of the book, Merlin Stone Remembered. Together with local authors David B. Axelrod and Carol Thomas, he compiled Merlin’s writing and commentary about her into a book just published by Llewellyn Worldwide, a well-known Women’s Studies publisher.
“My mission is to inform people of the importance of the Goddess,” says Lenny, who identifies himself as a feminist. “Merlin’s scholarship documents that there was a Goddess people worshiped long before our present notion of a God.” He goes on to explain that, “Her work has helped women around the world to find strength and advance the cause of gender equality.”
Admission for the event is $5. The three authors will be present to sign Merlin Stone Remembered, for sale at a discount, with the bonus of a free tee-shirt with the purchase. Cinematique is located at 242 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach. For more information, call the theater at 386-252-3118 or contact Dr. Axelrod, Axelrod@creativehappiness.org, 386-337-4567.
Sponsored by Creative Happiness Institute, Inc.,
a 501-c-3, charitable, educational organization.