François Truffaut’s 400 Blows at the SoundScape Wall 4/17/14

François Truffaut’s 400 Blows at the SoundScape Wall
Thursday, 04/17/2014 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SoundScape
Washington Ave. at 7th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

François Truffaut’s 400 Blows, presented within “Early Truffaut: The Nouvelle Vague Classics” in partnership with “Films on the Beach,” presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services, the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks, the Miami Beach Cinematheque and Tigertail.

Yemenwed: Mystery Lessons Investigations in Movement and Expression 4/10/14

Yemenwed: Mystery Lessons Investigations in Movement and Expression
Thursday, 04/10/2014 – 04/10/2014 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
yemenwedPérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with museum admission

Members of the art collective Yemenwed will screen segments of past projects, with a focus on movement and music. They will discuss the process behind the performative aspects of their work.

Yemenwed is an art collective founded in 2006 in New York City. They create collaborative works, which synthesize the artistic focus of its varying members in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, animation, performance, and music.

The group maintains an active interest in the vocabulary of mainstream popular culture and its conventions, as well as entertainment value and notions of beauty. Each piece invariably reflects the different personal aesthetic and conceptual interests of the individual artists forming the work.

Yemenwed has released several publications and has participated in exhibitions and performances at Palais de Tokyo, Tate Modern, MOMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA:10, Performa 09, Fake Estate Gallery, 179 Canal, Hessel Museum of Art, Asia Song Society, and Jack Hanley Gallery, among other venues.

Yemenwed are PAMM Researchers-in-Residence. This is the first of three visits, culminating in a final commissioned project in October 2014.

Free with museum admission
Open to the public
(Seating begins at 6:30)
First come, first seated.
Self-parking and valet on-site as available (rates apply) / Metromover: Museum Park station
Photo courtesy of the artist

MCCJ Film Series: Dark Girls 4/2/14

MCCJ Film Series: Dark Girls
Wednesday, 04/02/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280,
Miami, Florida 33129
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Cost: $6.00 per person

Dark Girls explores the racism that exists within and outside of the African American community towards women of varying degrees of color. After the film, participate in a discussion with Sahlia Nelson, Executive Director of Urgent Inc., as she shared how these perspectives on race and women have challenged the community. Following the discussion, visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition.

MCCJ Film Series: Parallel Lives 4/24/14

MCCJ Film Series: Parallel Lives
Thursday, 04/24/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33129
Webpage Link
Cost: $6.00 per person

Parallel Lives is a documentary detailing the lives of community historians Dr. Arva Moore Parks and Dr. Dorothy Jenkins-Fields, who experience growing up in the community in two very different ways but eventually found their professional and personal connection here in Miami, and went on to build a life-long friendship.

Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a post film discussion with Dr. Arva Moore Parks and Dr. Dorothy Jenkins-Fields as they discuss the film and their experiences in Miami. Following the discussion, visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition.

Miami International Film Festival premiere of Deep City: Birth of the Miami Sound at The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center on 3/14/14

Miami International Film Festival premiere of Deep City: Birth of the Miami Sound at The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Movie  synopsis: “A celebration of Deep City Records, an independent label behind some of the richest music of South Florida’s soul music scene in the 1960s, this homegrown Florida story resurrects a piece of our nearly forgotten history in a rock-and-funk documentary from local filmmakers Marlon Johnson, Dennis Scholl, and Chad Tingle. Immensely talented producers and musicians such as Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Johnny Pearsall, Helene Smith, Betty Wright and others created and fought for a unique Florida sound in the 1960s.”

Deep City: “Birth of the Miami Sound has a compelling and galvanizing story to tell, but the zinger of this experience is the force of its soundtrack. To this day, the “Miami sound” remains wholly infectious and contagious, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the amazing musicians from a half-century ago, we will lift the screen following the end of the film for an on-stage party with DJ Spam putting a modern spin on the old Deep City sound. Complimentary beverages courtesy of Stella Artois and overflowing food stations will keep the party going, and several Deep City originals will be on hand in person. – Jaie Laplante.”

Cinematographer: Arthur Nobo
Director: Chad Tingle, Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson
Editor: Jaime Quintana
Executive Producer: Adrienne Kennedy, John Labonia
Producer: Chad Tingle, Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson

Runtime: 57

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“War Story” Debut at Miami International Film Festival 3/14/14

“War Story” Debut at Miami International Film Festival
Friday, 03/14/2014 – 09:30 pm –
War-Story-by-Kreate-FilmsRegal South Beach Stadium
1120 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $12

“War Story” is the third film produced by an industry newcomer, Kreate Films, a local South Florida production company. Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Miami Boheme Premiere 3/19/14

Miami Boheme Premiere
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
miamibohemeThe Stage
170 NE 38th St
Miami, FL 33137
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
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The hour-long PBS documentary, “Miami Boheme: An American Musical Journey” will be shown at a special event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St, in Miami’s Design District. Following the screening will be a live performance by PALO!, featuring special musical guests from the film. Andrew Yeomanson (DJ LeSpam) will be spinning rare vinyl throughout the night. Complimentary appetizers by THIS IS IT Food Truck.

“Miami Boheme,” directed by Joe Cardona and Ralf Gonzalez, is a documentary about Miami’s original Latin-fusion bands and the cutting-edge scene surrounding them. The film takes you to the clubs, where the beats of bands such as Spam Allstars, Locos Por Juana, Suénalo, PALO!, Elastic Bond and Afrobeta get you dancing.

The film is a bilingual mashup of rhythms and cultures. It is a one-hour jam session like no other: a fusion of sights, sounds and ideas that meld together to form the fabric of America’s most dynamic city, Miami.

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