Celebrate the Holidays Trunk Show featuring Gold & Wood Paris 12/13/14

Celebrate the Holidays Trunk Show featuring Gold & Wood Paris
Saturday, 12/13/2014 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Beiner_Trunk-PhotoEdward Beiner – Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
5817 Sunset Drive,
South Miami, Florida 33143
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Celebrate the Holidays Trunk Show featuring Gold & Wood Paris

Come join Edward Beiner – Purveyor of Fine Eyewear for his holiday truck show. It is a celebration for the holidays featuring Gold & Wood Paris, Wine and Hors d’oeuvres. The event will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m… Looking forward to seeing you there.

Place: Edward Beiner – Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
5817 Sunset Drive, South Miami
305-661-1205

www.EdwardBeiner.com

Terrazza at Shore Club NYE 2015 Dinner 12/31/14

Terrazza at Shore Club NYE 2015 Dinner
Wednesday, 12/31/2014 – 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
shore-clubShore Club
1901 Collins Ave,
South Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: 285

Appetizer
Antipasto for Sharing
Imported Cheese, Charcuterie, Olives, Mango Mostarda, Cranberry Preservatives, Nuts, Croustinies

Salad Course
Shoreclub Salad
Chopped romaine hearts, radicchio, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato, red onion, hearts of palm, bay shrimp, chorizo, creamy lemon dressing, Garlic-Croutons
Truffle Burrata, Heirloom Grape Tomato Salad
Black truffle Burrata-Baby Arugula, Heirloom grape tomatoes, fresh cracked black pepper, olive oil

Entrée
16oz Center Cut Bone In Prime Filet, ½ Butter Poached Lobster, with Lobster mash potato,
Cabernet Demi Glace or Béarnaise (Available upon request)
Jumbo Sea Scallops, topped Shaved Black Truffle, Purple Cauliflower Puree, with pomegranate reduction Glaze
½ Organic Chicken, Black Garlic Cream Sauce, Sautéed Matsutake Mushroom, Lemon Juice, Thyme
Duck Confit-Foie Gras Ravioli, White Wine Sauce, topped with crispy prosciutto, Chives

Dessert
Chef’s Choice

Naked Knitting and the Art of the Provocative 12/4/14-12/7/14

Naked Knitting and the Art of the Provocative
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/07/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
gaythering-logoHotel Gaythering
1909 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: free

Hôtel Gaythering to Host “Queer Biennial I” – an Unabashed Exhibition of Queerness – During Art Basel Weekend

Miami Beach – November 18, 2014 – Definitely not your Grandma’s knit-one-purl-two, performance artist Ben Cuevas will knit himself a jock strap while nude as part of “Queer Biennial I,” an LGBT-focused art exhibition to be held during Art Basel Weekend at the Hôtel Gaythering. In addition to Cuevas knitting in the raw, “Queer Biennial I” will spotlight 35 artists and more than 100 pieces of art throughout the hotel property in what curator Rubén Esparza calls, “a national survey of the current moment in queer/LGBT culture from artists who do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body or all around queerness.” “Queer Biennial I” is open to the public Thursday, December 4, to Sunday, December 7, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering is located at 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Cuevas’ point to naked knitting? To comment on the absurdity of gendered notions of work. (http://bencuevas.com) Other artists exhibiting during “Queer Biennial I” include Gio Black Peter, a visual and performance artist whose works examine text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. Black Peter’s art relies heavily on interaction with the viewer and his or her willingness to suspend rational thoughts and play into the believability of lies and falsehoods. (http://www.gioblackpeter.com)

Inspired equally by his landscape painting father and his singer/songwriter mother, Scooter LaForge (http://scooterlaforge.tumblr.com) honed his painting voice in the San Francisco and New York art scenes. Difficult to categorize or label, LaForge’s paintings are at once pop art with undertones of debauchery, and are definitely NSFW. Rick Castro’s films and photographs explore the world of fetish and the fringes of sexual culture. He describes his nudes as an antidote to his career in fashion as a wardrobe stylist and his films as an exploration of what may considered bizarre now, but will become the standard of the future. (http://www.rickcastro.com)

Neon sculpture artist Lili Lakich (http://www.lakich.com) views her artwork as drawings … lines that glow. Her illuminating works range from playful to sobering and run the gamut from female nudes to monumental sculptures. The shimmering, pulsing, luminous vibrancy of neon gives her sculptures a 21st century edge, despite the medium’s primal appeal. Multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer Slava Mogutin was exiled from his native Russia for his outspoken writings and LGBT activism. Fleeing to the U.S. in 1995, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the U.S. on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Today, his visual art is inspired by that dissident background and encompasses themes of displacement and identity; transgression and disfiguration of masculinity and gender crossover; urban youth subcultures and adolescent sexuality; the clash of social norms and individual desires; and the tension between attachment and disaffection, hate and love.

Curator Esparza, who will be exhibiting some of his ad-themed visual pun artwork, came up with the idea of “Queer Biennial I” as a way to showcase emerging, mid-career and established Out / Queer / LGBT artists from the visual, performance and video art disciplines. In addition to being out and proud, these artists all have one thing in common: they are not afraid to venture into the realms of body, identity and eroticism.

“Every one of these artists is brave,” Esparza said. “They are uncompromising in their willingness to step outside the boundaries of polite society to create art that they are passionate about.”

“As Miami Beach’s only gay hotel, we wanted to bring an exhibition to the property during Art Basel that holds a mirror up to the LGBT community,” said Alex Guerra, co-owner and creative director for the Hôtel Gaythering, who will also be exhibiting during Queer Biennial. “After the exhibition’s debut showing in L.A. this summer, we knew ‘Queer Biennial I’ was a perfect fit and something we wanted the local and visiting LGBT community to experience.”

While queer-themed art is not for everyone, the prices of the art for sale to aficionados will be, Guerra says, as the artwork tops out at $2,000.

Other artists participating in “Queer Biennial I” include: Boston, Connie Fleming, JON VAZ GAR, Angela Gleason, Glen Hanson, Chasen Igleheart, Josef Jasso, Brian Kenny, Bruce LaBruce, Alex La Cruz, Jeremy Lucido, Ian MacKinnon, Dave Naz, Mel Odom, Miguel Angel Reyes, Robert W. Richards, Stuart Sandford, Tawnie Silva, Jacques Smith, AB Soto, SUPERM, Alonso Tapia, Joey Terrill, Maurice Vellekoop, Amy Von Harrington, Daniella Woolf, Rich Yap and Austin Young.

In addition to its run in conjunction with Art Basel, “Queer Biennial I” will be open at Hôtel Gaythering through January 14, 2015. For information, visit www.gaythering.com and click on the “events calendar” tab.

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About Hotel Gaythering

HÔTEL GAYTHERING is Miami Beach’s only hotel specifically targeted to the LBGT community and its allies. Dubbed “South Beach’s Gay Hotel,’’ it’s situated on the west end of the renowned Lincoln Road Mall just a few steps away from South Beach’s cafés, shops, nightlife and breathtaking beautiful white sandy beach.

Mouse King Returns for a Three-Day Run at Mandelstam Theater in South Miami 12/12/14

Mouse King Returns for a Three-Day Run at Mandelstam Theater in South Miami
Friday, 12/12/2014 – 12/14/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mouse-King-poster-2014Mandelstam Theater
8530 SW 57th Ave,
South Miami, Florida 33134
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $20

The 2013 smash debut of Mouse King featured two sold-out shows. Lovers of what is sure to become a new holiday classic, conceived by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and featuring music by South Florida composer Jim Camacho, will now have three chances to take it in. Premiere night at Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143) is Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14. Tickets for Mouse King cost $20 and can be purchased online at http://mousekingtickets.com or by phone by calling 800.838.3006.

Mouse King, a delightfully entertaining family-friendly production, revisits the story of the seasonal favorite The Nutcracker from the mice point of view. The tale chronicles the story of prince Mouserick, the future ruler of the Kingdom of Sweets, and his struggles with Krakatuck, the human who wants to get rid of all vermin and become the king himself. The court magician Astrolog guides the young mouse king along the way and through some highly entertaining encounters and musical adventures.

“We’re excited about bringing Mouse King back this year,” offers MacNeal. “The reaction from the crowd during the performances last year plus the feedback we received after indicated to us that we have something truly special.” Says Camacho: “I’m honored to once again be working with Noel in bringing a new holiday tradition back to life. We’re looking forward to this year’s run.”

The cast also includes Jim Henson Company alum James Wojtal, Jr., puppeteer and stage veteran Arlee Chadwick, along with child actors, professional actors and puppets. The 2013 original cast recording featuring 13 original songs by Camacho is available online at www.MouseKingMusic.com. For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

Magical SnowFall @ Dolphin Mall 11/26/14-1/4/15

Magical SnowFall @ Dolphin Mall
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 – 01/04/2015 07:00 pm –
Snow-Fall-07-2Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St.,
Sweetwater, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Experience the holiday season with our winter wonderland experience complete with a magical snowfall! Visitors will get to enjoy a bevy of snow flurries on the Ramblas Plaza every night at 7 p.m., with an additional snowfall at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To create a more memorable snowfall, Dolphin Mall will give away magical wands to children under the ages of 12 years old. Once the clock strikes 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., young magicians can wave their wondrous wands to unleash the snowstorm and create a glistening winter wonderland. Children can retrieve the enchanted wands 30 minutes prior to the snowfal

Miami International Children’s Film Festival 10/17/14, 10/18/14, 10/19/14

Miami International Children’s Film Festival
Friday, 10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014 04:00 pm –
MICFF_logo_finalsCoral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Opening Night $15 (Fri), $11.50 Sat & Sun, children up to 12yrs old $7

The biggest film event of the year for South Florida’s children and families is back. The second annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

The Miami International Children’s Film Festival aims to provide its audiences with global, multicultural and outstanding films – all of them area premieres.

Miami International Children’s Film Festival Schedule

Friday, October 17, 2014

• 4 p.m. – Kids Mix [just “Kids Mix”](Ages 3+)
Florida Premiere

A specially curated program for kids as young as 3 years old and up features 12 short and wonderful animations from around the world, including:

o “Snowflake” (Russia), in which a boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow, only to find his world has been transformed.

o “Hello World” (France), set in a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, in which a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

o “The Lovely Letter L” (U.S.), an infectious musical short about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

o “The New Species” (Czech Republic), in which three friends discover a mysterious bone and set out to discover the creature it belonged to.
o “Big Block Sing-Song: Hair” (Canada), an electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head.
o “Monstersymfonie” (Germany), featuring a band of four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments who are definitely playing past their bedtime.

• 6:30 p.m. – Opening Night Reception and Film Screening

o 6:30 p.m. – Reception with food from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Whole Food Market, and special drinks for kids and adults

o 7:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants” (France, Ages 5+) with special presentation before the film from University of Miami Research Assistant Professor and “Bug Expert” Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, whose area of expertise is the behavior of social insects.
Florida Premiere
o Humorously bug-eyed animated insects battle it out against lush live action backgrounds in this enormously inventive comic adventure from award-winning French animators. The unique combination of real life landscapes – a micro-world shot in extreme and stunning close-up – and wonderfully animated creepy-crawlies engaging in playful antics, will leave the viewer both dazzled and amused.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

• 10 a.m. – Film Screening: “Boy and the World” (Brazil, Ages 5+)
Florida Premiere

o Brazilian artist Alê Abreu brings to screen a strikingly unique visual style that shows the world through the eyes of Cuca, a young boy who lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. His cozy world is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family.

• 11 a.m. – 3p.m. – Workshop I: Stop Motion Animation for Kids at Coral Gables Museum

o For ages 6 to 12, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation by looking at various examples of films made with the techniques and then create their own short films. The final product will be delivered in an electronic file to every student for them to keep and shared on the Gables Cinema website and social media platforms.

o $20 material and equipment fee

• 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festival Fair in Cinema’s Perrin Plaza
o Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music from Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesga and more!
o Free

• 12:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Party Mix” (Multiple countries, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere
In this wonderful compilation of eight short films specially curated for Miami audiences, viewers will enjoy films from around the world including:
o “Rabbit and Deer” (Hungary), in which best friends Rabbit and Deer share everything, including a love of hot chocolate with marshmallows, but their friendship is challenged by the discovery of a third dimension.

o “Carpark” (U.K.) where a simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

o “The Big Beast” (France), in which a legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.

o “The Princess, the Prince and the Green-Eyed Dragon” (Germany) featuring a selfish Prince and Princess and a helpful dragon, and in the end, they each get what they deserve.

o “Portlandia: Rat’s” (U.S.) the story of a trio of hipster rodents who are tired of the way rats are always getting slandered by humans.

• 2:15 p.m. – “Minuscule: valley of the Lost Ants” (France, Ages 5+), encore screening
o See Opening Night for full description.

• 4:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe” (Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Ages 9+)
U.S. Premiere

o Selkirk, an unruly, selfish privateer, is the sailing master of the Esperanza, an English galley sailing the South Seas in search of treasures. In the absence of enemy boats, the privateers pass the time gambling and loafing off. Before long, Selkirk has squandered his current and future savings and alienated the entire crew, especially Captain Bullock, who decides to maroon him on an uninhabited island. The beautifully hand-crafted stop motion animation has a distinct feel that gives the film character. In an attempt to tell kids the “true story” of the famous castaway Robinson Crusoe, the film is a perfect blend of whimsy and action.
o Q&A with director Walter Tournier immediately following the premiere.

• 7 p.m. – Film Screening: “Starry Starry Night” (Taiwan, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Starry Starry Night is the imaginative, whimsical and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story of Mei, a day-dreamy seventh-grader whose life seems to be falling apart around her and Jay who avoids contact with his new schoolmates and becomes an instant target for their derision and taunting. Based on the graphic novel by Taiwanese writer Jimmy Liao, Starry Starry Night is a charming and honest portrayal of all the wonderful, life-changing, sometimes-painful events that can happen when you’re 13 and finding your place in the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

• 10 a.m. – Kids Mix: Shorts for Tots (Ages 3+), Encore screening

o See Friday for full description.

• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Workshop II: Stop Motion Animation for teens at Coral Gables Museum

o For ages 13 to 18, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation with a focus on printed materials, watch short films with a variety of stop-motion techniques and then create their own content for short films. The final product will be delivered in an electronic file to every student for them to keep and shared on the Gables Cinema website and social media platforms.
o $20 material and equipment fee

• 11:30 a.m. – Film Screening: “Aunt Hilda!” (France, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Jacques-Remy Girerd, creator of “A Cat in Paris” and “Mia and the Migoo” returns to the Gables Cinema with his latest hand-drawn gem. Hilda lives high above the city, happily at home with tens of thousands of rare and luscious plants in her palace of a greenhouse. But down below, a new, genetically modified super-grain threatens to disrupt the delicate natural harmony. The film’s not-so-subtle eco-message builds to a suitably cataclysmic, technology-gone-haywire finale, as the destructive power of the Frankenplant is unleashed and Hilda must help the Earth save itself from a very colorful biological mayhem.

• 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festival Fair in Cinema’s Perrin Plaza
o Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music from Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesga and treats
o Free

• 2 p.m. – Film Screening: “Nocturna” (France, Ages 5+)
Florida Premiere

o Visually stunning and wildly inventive, “Nocturna” explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. After an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage, a young boy named Tim plunges into the secret world of Nocturna, a city inhabited by curious creatures who control the night. There are hairdressers who specialize in bed-heads, dream writers, and a vast herd of guardian cats led by the gigantic Cat Shepherd. Yet Nocturna is in danger: the stars in the sky are disappearing, kids are becoming restless at night, and a mysterious shadow creature is haunting the empty streets, extinguishing anything that gives off light. If Tim and the Cat Shepherd can’t set things right, nighttime will never be the same. In the end, Tim and the audience ultimately learn that the night doesn’t have to be so scary after all!
o Q&A with director Victor Maldonado immediately following the premiere.

• 4:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Animation Celebration: John Hubley” (U.S., Ages 8+)
South Florida Premiere

o This program features films from legendary animators John and Faith Hubley who were ousted from the famed Disney animation team during a writer’s strike after working on films such as “Bambi,” “Dumbo” and “Pinocchio.” These new restorations on 35mm prints are a celebration of John Hubley’s 100th birthday and the inventive work the pair did after leaving Hollywood. The visually striking, playful and innovative short films address a wide range of topics – from the plight of the modern day farmer to two boys’ search for a pet bird – and feature the voices of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, English actor Dudley Moore, and the Hubley’s children.

• 6:15 p.m. – Film Screening: “Mother, I Love You” (Latvia, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Winner of top prizes at the Berlin and Los Angeles Film Festivals, Janis Nords’ instantly engaging second feature combines coming-of-age drama with slow-burn thriller to tell the story of a boy who is unable to extricate himself from a growing web of lies. The film’s portrait of preteen rebelliousness has been compared to Truffaut’s iconic “The 400 Blows” and the Dardennes’ “The Kid with a Bike.” But no degree in cinema studies is required to enjoy this captivating and emotionally profound film. Film contains some mature subject matter.

Miami International Children's Film Festival 10/17/14, 10/18/14, 10/19/14

Miami International Children’s Film Festival
Friday, 10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014 04:00 pm –
MICFF_logo_finalsCoral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Opening Night $15 (Fri), $11.50 Sat & Sun, children up to 12yrs old $7

The biggest film event of the year for South Florida’s children and families is back. The second annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

The Miami International Children’s Film Festival aims to provide its audiences with global, multicultural and outstanding films – all of them area premieres.

Miami International Children’s Film Festival Schedule

Friday, October 17, 2014

• 4 p.m. – Kids Mix [just “Kids Mix”](Ages 3+)
Florida Premiere

A specially curated program for kids as young as 3 years old and up features 12 short and wonderful animations from around the world, including:

o “Snowflake” (Russia), in which a boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow, only to find his world has been transformed.

o “Hello World” (France), set in a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, in which a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

o “The Lovely Letter L” (U.S.), an infectious musical short about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

o “The New Species” (Czech Republic), in which three friends discover a mysterious bone and set out to discover the creature it belonged to.
o “Big Block Sing-Song: Hair” (Canada), an electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head.
o “Monstersymfonie” (Germany), featuring a band of four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments who are definitely playing past their bedtime.

• 6:30 p.m. – Opening Night Reception and Film Screening

o 6:30 p.m. – Reception with food from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Whole Food Market, and special drinks for kids and adults

o 7:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants” (France, Ages 5+) with special presentation before the film from University of Miami Research Assistant Professor and “Bug Expert” Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, whose area of expertise is the behavior of social insects.
Florida Premiere
o Humorously bug-eyed animated insects battle it out against lush live action backgrounds in this enormously inventive comic adventure from award-winning French animators. The unique combination of real life landscapes – a micro-world shot in extreme and stunning close-up – and wonderfully animated creepy-crawlies engaging in playful antics, will leave the viewer both dazzled and amused.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

• 10 a.m. – Film Screening: “Boy and the World” (Brazil, Ages 5+)
Florida Premiere

o Brazilian artist Alê Abreu brings to screen a strikingly unique visual style that shows the world through the eyes of Cuca, a young boy who lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. His cozy world is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family.

• 11 a.m. – 3p.m. – Workshop I: Stop Motion Animation for Kids at Coral Gables Museum

o For ages 6 to 12, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation by looking at various examples of films made with the techniques and then create their own short films. The final product will be delivered in an electronic file to every student for them to keep and shared on the Gables Cinema website and social media platforms.

o $20 material and equipment fee

• 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festival Fair in Cinema’s Perrin Plaza
o Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music from Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesga and more!
o Free

• 12:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Party Mix” (Multiple countries, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere
In this wonderful compilation of eight short films specially curated for Miami audiences, viewers will enjoy films from around the world including:
o “Rabbit and Deer” (Hungary), in which best friends Rabbit and Deer share everything, including a love of hot chocolate with marshmallows, but their friendship is challenged by the discovery of a third dimension.

o “Carpark” (U.K.) where a simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

o “The Big Beast” (France), in which a legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.

o “The Princess, the Prince and the Green-Eyed Dragon” (Germany) featuring a selfish Prince and Princess and a helpful dragon, and in the end, they each get what they deserve.

o “Portlandia: Rat’s” (U.S.) the story of a trio of hipster rodents who are tired of the way rats are always getting slandered by humans.

• 2:15 p.m. – “Minuscule: valley of the Lost Ants” (France, Ages 5+), encore screening
o See Opening Night for full description.

• 4:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe” (Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Ages 9+)
U.S. Premiere

o Selkirk, an unruly, selfish privateer, is the sailing master of the Esperanza, an English galley sailing the South Seas in search of treasures. In the absence of enemy boats, the privateers pass the time gambling and loafing off. Before long, Selkirk has squandered his current and future savings and alienated the entire crew, especially Captain Bullock, who decides to maroon him on an uninhabited island. The beautifully hand-crafted stop motion animation has a distinct feel that gives the film character. In an attempt to tell kids the “true story” of the famous castaway Robinson Crusoe, the film is a perfect blend of whimsy and action.
o Q&A with director Walter Tournier immediately following the premiere.

• 7 p.m. – Film Screening: “Starry Starry Night” (Taiwan, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Starry Starry Night is the imaginative, whimsical and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story of Mei, a day-dreamy seventh-grader whose life seems to be falling apart around her and Jay who avoids contact with his new schoolmates and becomes an instant target for their derision and taunting. Based on the graphic novel by Taiwanese writer Jimmy Liao, Starry Starry Night is a charming and honest portrayal of all the wonderful, life-changing, sometimes-painful events that can happen when you’re 13 and finding your place in the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

• 10 a.m. – Kids Mix: Shorts for Tots (Ages 3+), Encore screening

o See Friday for full description.

• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Workshop II: Stop Motion Animation for teens at Coral Gables Museum

o For ages 13 to 18, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation with a focus on printed materials, watch short films with a variety of stop-motion techniques and then create their own content for short films. The final product will be delivered in an electronic file to every student for them to keep and shared on the Gables Cinema website and social media platforms.
o $20 material and equipment fee

• 11:30 a.m. – Film Screening: “Aunt Hilda!” (France, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Jacques-Remy Girerd, creator of “A Cat in Paris” and “Mia and the Migoo” returns to the Gables Cinema with his latest hand-drawn gem. Hilda lives high above the city, happily at home with tens of thousands of rare and luscious plants in her palace of a greenhouse. But down below, a new, genetically modified super-grain threatens to disrupt the delicate natural harmony. The film’s not-so-subtle eco-message builds to a suitably cataclysmic, technology-gone-haywire finale, as the destructive power of the Frankenplant is unleashed and Hilda must help the Earth save itself from a very colorful biological mayhem.

• 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festival Fair in Cinema’s Perrin Plaza
o Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music from Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesga and treats
o Free

• 2 p.m. – Film Screening: “Nocturna” (France, Ages 5+)
Florida Premiere

o Visually stunning and wildly inventive, “Nocturna” explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. After an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage, a young boy named Tim plunges into the secret world of Nocturna, a city inhabited by curious creatures who control the night. There are hairdressers who specialize in bed-heads, dream writers, and a vast herd of guardian cats led by the gigantic Cat Shepherd. Yet Nocturna is in danger: the stars in the sky are disappearing, kids are becoming restless at night, and a mysterious shadow creature is haunting the empty streets, extinguishing anything that gives off light. If Tim and the Cat Shepherd can’t set things right, nighttime will never be the same. In the end, Tim and the audience ultimately learn that the night doesn’t have to be so scary after all!
o Q&A with director Victor Maldonado immediately following the premiere.

• 4:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “Animation Celebration: John Hubley” (U.S., Ages 8+)
South Florida Premiere

o This program features films from legendary animators John and Faith Hubley who were ousted from the famed Disney animation team during a writer’s strike after working on films such as “Bambi,” “Dumbo” and “Pinocchio.” These new restorations on 35mm prints are a celebration of John Hubley’s 100th birthday and the inventive work the pair did after leaving Hollywood. The visually striking, playful and innovative short films address a wide range of topics – from the plight of the modern day farmer to two boys’ search for a pet bird – and feature the voices of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, English actor Dudley Moore, and the Hubley’s children.

• 6:15 p.m. – Film Screening: “Mother, I Love You” (Latvia, Ages 9+)
Florida Premiere

o Winner of top prizes at the Berlin and Los Angeles Film Festivals, Janis Nords’ instantly engaging second feature combines coming-of-age drama with slow-burn thriller to tell the story of a boy who is unable to extricate himself from a growing web of lies. The film’s portrait of preteen rebelliousness has been compared to Truffaut’s iconic “The 400 Blows” and the Dardennes’ “The Kid with a Bike.” But no degree in cinema studies is required to enjoy this captivating and emotionally profound film. Film contains some mature subject matter.