ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 5/15/15

ECOMB’s 4th Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 – 04/19/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ecomb_FF_Poster-11x172_NO-LOGOS_CropedColony Theater
Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Join the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) for the upcoming 4th annual Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival.

This years event will be held April 14-19th, 2015 and will highlight its overarching theme climate change awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year’s Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change.

In addition to screenings of feature length documentary films, fiction, short films, and animation, this year’s Festival will also include interactive workshops and complementary exhibits and other activities for people of all ages.

Fusion Presents: Generation in Crisis 3/18/15

Fusion Presents: Generation in Crisis
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
NewTropic_FusionscreeningO Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st St,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Cost: Free

From Syria to Central America, more than one billion children are living in areas affected by war or conflict. Join Fusion and The New Tropic for a special screening and discussion on “Generation in Crisis,” a new documentary from Alicia Menendez that looks at how young people on three continents are dealing with trauma, displacement and violence. It’s a timely subject with important connections to the experience of many Miamians.

Following the 45-minute film, we’ll host a Q&A with the filmmaker and a brief discussion on immigration and conflict with local voices.

Light food and drink will be served.

A free RSVP is required.

I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. April Edition 4/1/15

I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. April Edition
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:30 pm
NOLA-black-1-copy-smaller-copyO Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $10 Online, $12 at Door

I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. (NOLA) is a local short film competition that provides Miami filmmakers a platform to showcase their work. As April NOLA falls on April Fools’ Day, we’ve designated April NOLA to Comedy short films.

In addition to showcasing local filmmakers, we also will be showcasing a Comedic Act, Musicians, 3 notable guest judges, and Wynwood Brewery. I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. is the longest running filmmaker networking event in South Florida, facilitating filmmakers, creatives, artists, musicians and more to connect and continue creating in South Florida.

Learn more & buy your tickets here: http://goo.gl/4iWO9I

Cracking the Codes of the System of Racial Inequality Movie and Community Discussion by Shakti Butler 3/15/15

Cracking the Codes of the System of Racial Inequality Movie and Community Discussion by Shakti Butler
Sunday, 03/15/2015 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami
7701 SW 76th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: free

UU of Miami is presenting the movie and a community discussion: “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity” from documentary film maker, Shakti Butler. This new film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity, and features moving stories from racial justice leaders. Come and join us for popcorn, brownies, soda and wine to watch this on our BIG screen in the church sanctuary.

The Record Man Documentary Second Miami International Film Festival Screening 3/12/15

The Record Man Documentary Second Miami International Film Festival Screening
The-Record-Man-Poster_webThursday March 12th, 9:40pm
O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st St
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Due to high demand for tickets, there will be an additional screening of The Record Man at the Miami International Film Festival.

“Before there was a music business there was Henry Stone who shaped and catapulted the sound of 1970s Miami into the mainstream with his unique hit-breaking label TK Records and affiliates. Stone started out in the music distribution business which led him to establish his own independent music label which he ran from a warehouse in Hialeah. TK Record’s first big international hit was George McCrae’s Rock Your Baby in 1974, one of the songs credited to starting the disco revolution. The hits kept coming and by the end of the 1970s the label had several #1 songs in the Billboard Top 100 chart like Get Down Tonight and That’s The Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band and Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell. Not long after the disco era was over TK Records went bankrupt, but Stone still had one last piece to add to the Miami music sound puzzle when he helped release what would become the first million seller freestyle hit record Fascinated by Company B and the rest is legit Miami music history.”- Andres Castillo

The Record Man World Premiere at Miami International Film Festival 3/10/15

A note from your Publisher: A little known fact is that I worked for Henry Stone for 10 of the 12 years I have lived in Miami. Stone was in the music business in Miami for well over sixty years. The name “Soul Of Miami” was actually inspired by the Miami Soul music from Henry Stone’s many record labels. I was privileged to be involved in helping to recover thousands of lost tracks recorded in Stone’s Miami (Hialeah) studios in order to re-release them on iTunes, other popular download services and, of course, henrystonemusic.com.

Henry passed away in 2014, but leaves a worldwide legacy of amazing music. His story is the story of music business history, both in Miami and worldwide. His influence was felt throughout the world as a hit-maker and innovator, but his name is little known because he was a behind-the-scenes guy, preferring to give the credit to others.

Now, a movie documentary about Henry Stone and his place in musical history is premiering at the Miami International Film Festival! See it at Regal Cinemas South Beach on March 10th at 7:00pm. Directed by award winning, Miami-based filmmaker Mark Moormann, this is a movie that is not to be missed! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW
- James Echols, Co-Founder & Publisher, Soul Of Miami; Founding Director, Life Is Art, Inc.

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The Record Man World Premiere at Miami International Film Festival
The-Record-Man-Poster_webTuesday March 10th, 7:00pm
Regal 17
1100 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Before there was a music business there was Henry Stone, who shaped and catapulted the sound of 1970s Miami into the mainstream with his unique hit-breaking label TK Records and affiliates. Stone started out in the music distribution business which led him to establish his own independent music label which he ran from a warehouse in Hialeah.

TK Record’s first big international hit was George McCrae’s Rock Your Baby in 1974, one of the songs credited to starting the disco revolution. The hits kept coming and by the end of the 1970s the label had several #1 songs in the Billboard Top 100 chart like Get Down Tonight and That’s The Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band and Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell. Not long after the disco era was over TK Records went bankrupt, but Stone still had one last piece to add to the Miami music sound puzzle when he helped release what would become the first million seller freestyle hit record Fascinated by Company B and the rest is legit Miami music history.- Andres Castillo

Directed BY Mark Moormann
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 109min
Production Year: 2015
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award, Florida Focus

Mark Moormann is a Florida-based director, director of photography and producer. His documentary films include the Grammy-nominated Tom Dowd & the Language of Music, which world premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and also played 2003 Miami International Film Festival; and For Once In My Life (2010), an Audience Award winner at SXSW and Best Music Documentary winner at 2010 International Documentary Association awards.

Ten9Eight Viewing – Ignite Entrepreneurship Launch 2/26/15

Ten9Eight Viewing – Ignite Entrepreneurship Launch
Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
315 NE 2nd Ave
315 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Building 8, Floor 5
Miami, FL 33132
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NFTE South Florida’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for a viewing of Ten9Eight in their new co-located space at Miami Dade College’s Idea Center. The documentary shows the impact of the NFTE programming in young people’s lives as they prepare to compete in NFTE national business plan challenge. This is an opportunity to learn about NFTE, get to know staff and board members and enjoy a night out at the movies!