Swamp Docs – Meetup for Florida Activists, Journalists, and Documentarians by FilmGATE Miami

Jan 27, 2020, 7 PM

FilmGate Miami’s Swamp DOCS brings up a conversation series exploring current issues affecting the South East Region of the US. This event provides informative support to documentarians and digital journalists. We at FilmGate Miami are stoked to have this officially open to the public. The Swamp Docs event features a pitch session segment for projects that need assistance & guidance followed by … +


JACO PASTORIUS one-time-only Film and Big Band Concert at The Wick

Mon Dec 2, 2019

Film JACO will be screening at The Wick, in a one-time-only opportunity to enjoy it full frame and get in contact with Jaco’s very family and friends, besides the film director himself. Film JACO is all about star musician Jaco Pastorius and his great contribution to music. For many, the best and most influential bass guitarist ever, who’s being remember for his … +


de la Cruz Collection screens Whispering Cave, a documentary on Ana Mendieta’s sculptures in Cuba

Fri Sep 27, 2019

In a brief yet prolific career, Ana Mendieta created groundbreaking work that addressed themes such as exile, displacement, and a return to the landscape, all of which remain a source of public fascination and mystery. In 1981, she became the first Cuban exile to be given permission to create works on the island and chose to carve a series of abstracted female forms into … +


Documentary Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana at MBC

Sun Sep 8, 2019

In the 1940s and ’50s, Havana’s love affair with Hollywood saw movie stars like Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, and Gary Cooper flock to the Caribbean—and immortalize the tropical island’s paradise and pleasures on the silver screen. The 2018 documentary follows the history of the American cinema craze in Cuba to one actor’s mountaintop meeting with a young Fidel Castro before the Revolution. … +


Between Me and My Mind at Silverspot Cinema Metsquare

Wed Jul 17, 2019

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, Between Me and My Mind comes to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only screening on Wednesday, July 17. A few minutes into this intimate look at the creative process of founding Phish guitarist and vocalist Trey Anastasio, it is clear that he is exploding with his unique brand of songwriting and creativity. … +


MOCA Moving Images: Of Men and Gods

Wed Jul 24, 2019

Of Men and Gods  examines the daily existence of several Haitian men who are openly gay. Prevalent, yet still taboo, homosexuality and gay culture are allowed to flourish within the context of Haiti’s Vodou religion. As “children of the gods,” the men find an explanation for homosexuality as well as divine protection. They also find an outlet for theatrical expression through exhilarating performances … +


Van Gogh & JAPAN (exhibition on screen) at Tower Theater Miami

Tue Jun 4, 2019

Exhibition on Screen is the award-winning and much-loved cinematic series that explores the biographies of history’s most revered artists, concludes its sixth season with Van Gogh & Japan, released in cinemas nationwide from 4 June. Van Gogh & Japan journeys from the critically acclaimed exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, to the beauty of Provence and the enigma of Japan itself. … +


MOCA Moving Images presents Through a Lens Darkly documentary

Wed Feb 6, 2019

Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives of black families, whose experiences and perspectives are often missing from the traditional historical canon. African Americans historically embraced the medium as a way to subvert popular stereotypes as far back as the Civil War era, with … +


The First Annual Polish Film Festival of Miami (15 Nov 2018)

Thu Nov 15, 2018

Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach. LAST FAMILY (Ostatnia Rodzina) 2018 · Directed by Jan P. Matuszynski – feature film directorial debut of Jan. P. Matuszynski the film is based on the bizarre true story of the cult Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński. He never believed that family life would always be sunshine and rainbows. As he tapes everything … +


MFFF 2018: A PERFECT 14 by Giovanna Morales Vargas

Sat Sep 22, 2018

A Perfect 14 explores the world of plus size models fighting to reshape the fashion industry and the beauty standards of society. The film follows the journeys of models Elly Mayday (Canada), Kerosene Deluxe (Netherlands) and Laura Wells (Australia) as they struggle against our culture’s distorted perception of body image. A Perfect 14 also questions the fashion industry leaders and pioneers in … +


NICO, 1988! at Miami Beach Cinémathèque

Fri Aug 31, 2018 - Thu Sep 6, 2018

NICO, 1988 features a tour de force performance from Trine Dyrholm’s as the aging Nico (aka Christa Päffgen), interpreting rather than impersonating the famed singer-songwriter as she approaches 50. Leading a solitary existence in Manchester Nico’s life and career are on the ropes, a far cry from her glamorous days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for The Velvet Underground. Nico’s … +


McQueen, the Documentary at O Cinema Miami Beach

Fri Aug 10, 2018

Beginning with his modest upbringing in London, Lee Alexander McQueen quickly ascended the ranks of the international fashion world. After graduating from Central Saint Martins and establishing his eponymous label, McQueen became head designer of Givenchy at age 27 and went on to win the Fashion Awards’ (then the British Fashion Awards) prize for British Designer of the Year four times. His … +


Documentary “Restless  Creature:  Wendy  Whelan” at Miami Beach Cinémathèque

Sat Aug 4, 2018

Restless  Creature:  Wendy  Whelan offers  an  intimate  portrait  of  prima  ballerina Wendy  Whelan  as  she  prepares  to  leave  New  York  City  Ballet  after  a  record-setting three  decades  with  the  company.  One  of  the  modern  era’s  most  acclaimed  dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced  numerous  ballets  by  George  Balanchine  and  Jerome  Robbins,  as  … +


Documentary Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels at Miami Beach Cinémathèque

Fri 16 Mar, 2018 - Thu 22 Mar, 2018

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels explores the little known story of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven on the Caribbean island of Cuba. After a wave of Jewish refugees to Cuba in the 1920’s and 30’s, the island shut its doors to immigrants, most notably to the Jews aboard the ship the St. Louis in 1939. In 1940, … +


D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE, punk’s incendiary origin at O Cinema Wynwood

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

Presented in a brand-new restoration, D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE is the groundbreaking, iconic rockumentary classic about punk’s incendiary origin. Centered around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 American tour — which ended with the group infamously disbanding — this molotov cocktail of a rock doc (originally produced by High Times Magazine!) not only features this blistering Pistols footage, but also sweat-soaked, in-your-face performances … +


OSCAR Shorts 2018 Documentary Program A/B at Miami Beach Cinémathèque

Sat 17 Feb, 2018 - Thu 1 Mar, 2018

PROGRAM A (97 mins) The Nominees are: Traffic Stop –Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 mins Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 –Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 mins Edith + Eddie –Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 PROGRAM B (82 mins) The Nominees are: Heroin(e) –Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 Knife Skills –Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 mins … +


Shadowman at O Cinema Wynwood

Sun 28 Jan, 2018

Art Films presents the best of films by and about artists paired with food & drinks, followed by a post-film discussion by one of the film’s creators. Co-presented by O Cinema and ArtCenter South Florida. In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along … +


Documentary My Journey through French Cinema at Miami Beach Cinematéque

Thu Aug 3, 2017

Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast and his knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustible and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and … +


Buena Vista Social Club: Adios at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sun 28 May, 2017

Few stories in the history of Cuban popular music have as felicitous an outcome as those of the musicians that came to be known collectively as the Buena Vista Social Club. Director Lucy Walker chronicles the two decades of success that followed the release of the band’s original album produced by Ry Cooder and the documentary by Wim Wenders. Using the band’s … +