This Week at O Cinema

From May 17 through 20, 2012.

Follow Me: The Moving Story of an Israeli Hero & A Swedish Crime-Caper
Follow Me tells the story of Yonatan Netanyahu, commander of an elite Israeli army commando unit who was killed during Operation Entebbe, a hostage-rescue mission carried out at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976, after members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the German Revolutionary Cells hijacked an Air France plane with 248 passengers aboard.

An intimate journey into a young hero’s mind. Featuring interviews with three Israeli Prime Ministers and Yoni’s family and friends. The narration for this compelling film was drawn from Yonatan Netanyahu’s own letters and words, which unveil the complex character of this thoroughly modern young hero. Yonatan’s words are deeply moving through his deep-rooted introspection, self-understanding, and heartfelt passions.

Thurs, May 17th @ 7 pm; Fri, May 18th @ 7pm; Sat, May 19th @ 3pm & 7pm; Sun, May 20th @ 3pm & 7pm

Sound of Noises. “Bonnie & Clyde on Drums” – Indie Wire
Police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city’s civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life in a truly hysterical film.

Thurs, May 17th @ 9pm; Fri, May 18th @ 9pm; Sat, May 19th @ 5pm & 9pm; Sun, May 20th @ 5pm & 9pm

Juan of the Dead. May 18th & 19th @ 11pm
This is the movie Miami has been frothing at the mouth over. It’s more than just the world’s first Cuban zombie comedy, and more than just another wry treat from the fertile imagination of Argentine-born Alejandro Brugues. The joke of this arch political satire is that 50 years after Castro’s Revolution, the citizens of Havana have been turned into shuffling, mindless zombies…but who can tell the difference? Only Juan and his rag-tag squad, that’s who. While state officials insist the zombie epidemic is isolated incidents incited by US government-backed dissidents, Juan sees it as an opportunity to make a buck and sets-up a “zombie-busters” hotline. “Juan of the Dead, we kill your beloved ones,” he happily answers as his business takes off…

Mayhem has never been this funny, or politically charged. Underlying it all is a grand affection for the land and loved ones, and the surprise ending is poignant, unexpected and touchingly fitting to Brugues and his hero.

O Cinema
90 NW 29 Street
Miami, FL 33127

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