Cinema

SHADOWS by John Cassavetes screening at Miami Beach Cinematheque this October

Wed Oct 2, 2019 - Wed Oct 30, 2019

SHADOWS isn’t America’s first indie feature film, but it may be its first mature one — the first to put everything on the line for its uncompromising modern approach to style and subject matter. As he follows the lives of three black Manhattanite siblings (with a breakout performance by Lelia Goldoni), Cassavetes gives each actor room to shape their character like a … +

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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. … +

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Art Deco Spin’ grand finale with Things to Come at MBC

Sun Aug 25, 2019

The Wolfsonian–FIU and Miami Beach Cinematheque are teaming up for a summer of art and film with an Art Deco spin! From drama to cult horror and even a musical romance, we’re bringing you Tinseltown talkies from the 1930s to look at how some of Hollywood’s heavyweight directors Deco-fied their elegant, streamlined sets. The grand finale in our Deco film series is … +

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MBC & The Wolfsonian, Art & Film together: The Black Cat

Sun Jul 28, 2019

The Wolfsonian–FIU and Miami Beach Cinematheque are teaming up for a summer of art and film with an Art Deco spin! From drama to cult horror and even a musical romance, they’re bringing you Tinseltown talkies from the 1930s to look at how some of Hollywood’s heavyweight directors Deco-fied their elegant, streamlined sets. Selected Sundays from 4pm, a guided tour of Deco: … +

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3 FACES by Jafar Panahi at Miami Beach Cinematheque

Fri Apr 19, 2019 - Sun Apr 28, 2019

Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth completed feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking is one of his very best. Panahi begins with a smartphone video shot by a young woman (Marziyeh Rezaei) who announces to the camera that her parents have forbidden her from realizing her dream of acting and then, by all appearances, takes her own life. The recipient of … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque premieres THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Fri Mar 29, 2019 - Thu Apr 4, 2019

Following in the great tradition of family dramas like Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery and surprising bursts of humor. It’s one of Ceylan’s most personal works to date, a film as rich, layered and uncompromising as the novel … +

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BLUE COLLAR by Paul Schrader, with panel discussion at Miami Beach Cinematheque

Sun Apr 14, 2019

Ad Hoc Cinema & MBC are pleased to present a very special screening of Paul Schrader’s directorial debut and underground classic Blue Collar…a gripping 1970’s crime drama that examined the highs & lows of proletariat life in Middle America. Starring Yaphet Kotto, Harvey Keitel, and Richard Pryor, in his first dramatic role on screen. The film will be followed by a Q&A … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque presents SORRY ANGEL by Christophe Honoré

Fri Mar 22, 2019 - Thu Mar 28, 2019

Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of the turmoil in his life and the world. While on a work trip to Brittany, he meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early twenties, who is experiencing a sexual awakening and eager … +

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BIRDS OF PASSAGE at the Miami Beach Cinematheque

Through Thu Apr 11, 2019

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes the equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period of recent Colombian history. (In Spanish with English subtitles) “Birds of Passage is an enthralling, powerful statement and lamentation on the drugs trade’s inevitable encroachment upon on indigenous peoples and how gangsters casually destroyed them.”-Martyn Conterio, … +

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CLIMAX by Gaspar Noé at Miami Beach Cinematheque

64068 - Thu Mar 21, 2019

From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love 3D) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers; Enter the Void) … +

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THE LAST RESORT by Dennis Scholl and Kareem Tabsch at Miami Beach Cinematheque

Through Sun Mar 17, 2019

Before the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast’s brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal … +

Events

The Miami Beach Film Society’s OSCAR PARTY 2019

Sun Feb 24, 2019

MBC CELEBRATES twenty six years of OSCAR NIGHT PARTIES with a… Casual, Members Only, Dress Down, BYO, FREE, Non-official Academy Awards® Viewing Party! After many years as an officially sanctioned Oscar Night party, MBC is celebrating this year with a home-style casual event. All you have to do to come is become a member, or renew/extend, between now and when it hits … +

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MBCM Premieres OSCAR SHORTS DOCUMENTARY

Wed Feb 20, 2019

For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar© Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a … +

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SHOPLIFTERS by Hirokazu Kore-Eda at Miami Beach Cinematheque

Sunday December 23, 4:15pm Master Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s latest film is one of his strongest and most heartfelt, after a long successful career creating modern classics. On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier

Fri Dec 28, 2018 - Thu Jan 10, 2019

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT takes place in 1970s USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through five incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer.  We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: SHOPLIFTERS by Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Sat Dec 15, 2018 - Thu Dec 27, 2018

Master Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s latest film is one of his strongest and most heartfelt, after a long successful career creating modern classics. On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: BORDER by Ali Abbasi

Fri Nov 23, 2018 - Thu Dec 6, 2018

Based on a short story by “Let the Right One In” author John Ajvide Lindqvist — BORDER centers on a Swedish customs officer with an uncanny sense of smell, thrown into a moral and personal quandary over a suspicious traveler that upends the world as she knows it. (In Swedish with English subtitles) “MELANDER IS JOYFUL AND HEARTBREAKING, WARM AND CHILLING…a performance … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER by Narcissister

Sat Dec 8, 2018

One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & performance artists, the masked and merkin-clad Narcissister is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality. Directed by the enigmatic artist herself, the film deconstructs her celebrated stage shows which combine dance, elaborate costumes, pop music hits, unabashed eroticism and … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni

Wed Nov 7, 2018

In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy-tale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: CHILDREN OF PARADISE by Marcel Carné

MBC Interactive Archive Retro and FILMS ON THE BEACH presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy: CHILDREN OF PARADISE by Marcel Carné. Poetic realism reaches sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE (Les Enfants du Paradis), the ineffably witty tale of a woman loved by four different men. Deftly entwining theater, literature, music, and design, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques … +

Events

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 … +

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Miami Beach Cinematheque: HAL, documentary by Amy Scott (30 Oct 2018)

Tue Oct 30, 2018

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s – HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. … +

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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 … +