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Saturday Jan 31 - Sunday Feb 1st



Paris Ballet
February 22 - 2:00 pm






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.


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

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Saturday, January 31st

11:30 am – Shorts Program:
More Than Two Hours
Still Here
The Hard Dream
Cash for Gold

1:30 pm - Boys With Broken Ears
3:30 pm - Out of Iran and The Descendants


Sunday, February 1st

11:00 am  - When the Lemons Turned Yellow

 1:00 pm - No Lands Song

3:00 pm - To light a Candle and Forced Confessions


Easy_VirtueIn keeping with this year’s National Women’s Month theme, “Weaving Stories of Women’s Lives,” three local authors will present their novels together with a film on Sunday, February 8, at 2 p.m. at Cinematique.The authors and their books will be: J. Nell Brown’s Omega Factor: Blood Moon’s Whisper; Mary Foca’s  Defy the Winds; and Judith Seal’s Family Honor. Each novel presents strong women who transform their lives and the lives of others amidst vivid historical backdrops.
In addition, there will be a showing of the movie, Easy Virtue, a romantic comedy about an American woman who marries into an upper class British family and has to cope with their stuffy virtues. The film stars Jessica Biels, Ben Barnes and Colin Firth.
J. Nell Brown is the pen name for Jeanelle Denise Brown, a physician who writes both inspirational nonfiction and novels.  Mary Foca, a college professor and expert on teaching strategies, is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and, under her married name, Mary Custureri, is president of Taylor and Seale Publishing.  Judith Seal, pen name for Julia Foca Ceravolo, is a local and national speaker who has written, hosted and co-produced twenty-eight nationally televised programs.
The event is cosponsored by the Creative Happiness Institute (CHI), Taylor and Seale Publishing.   Admission is $5.00. The authors will have their books to sign for those who wish to purchase them. For more information, contact Dr. Axelrod, director of CHI, 386-337-4567, .



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,, 386-337-4567.


 Sponsored by Creative Happiness Institute, Inc.,

a 501-c-3, charitable, educational organization.