Miami Beach Film Societyâ€™s New Cinematheque To Host 2011 Oscar NightÂ® America, Miami Beach
Sunday, February 27, 2011.
Red carpet will begin at 7:00 p.m
The Miami Beach Cinematheque
Miami Beach City Hall
1130 Washington Avenue, 1st floor
Miami Beach, FL
Tickets to the 2011 Oscar Night America Miami Beach are available for $125 or $110 for Miami Beach Film Society & Cinematheque and MIFF members. Ticket prices include food and beverages, tax and gratuity, a $25 Escopazzo gift certificate, the official 83rd Annual Academy AwardsÂ® program booklet and other event memorabilia.
Please visit www.MBCinema.com for tickets.
Oscar celebration to coincide with grand opening & Frank Worth â€œHollywood Legendsâ€ exhibit
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected the Miami Beach Film Society to host and be the beneficiary of the official celebration in Miami for the Oscar NightÂ® America (ONA) party. Oscar NightÂ® America viewing parties are the official nationwide celebrations of the OscarsÂ®. ONA Miami Beach 2011â€™s cocktail soirÃ©e will also act as a grand opening event hosted at the film societyâ€™s yet to be unveiled cinematheque, located inside the historic Miami Beach City Hall, on OscarÂ® Sunday, February 27, 2011.
Additional Oscar NightÂ® sponsors include Escopazzo, Bombay Sapphire, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, Nespresso, Perrier and Audio Visual Services.
The Oscar NightÂ® America, Miami Beach red carpet and silent auction will be hosted by Miami Beach Film Society founder Dana Keith. Red carpet arrivals and fabulous evening looks courtesy of Ema Savahl Couture â€“ most recently seen on E!â€™s Giuliana Rancic and Gleeâ€™s Amber Riley â€“ and Beautiful People will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a welcome champagne reception. Guests will then watch the OscarÂ® telecast live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ® in Hollywood starting at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on WPLG Local-10. Attendees will toast Oscar winners while enjoying Escopazzoâ€™s signature 100% organic Italian hors d’oeuvres with Bombay Sapphire signature cocktails and Sofia Blanc dâ€™ Blancs, Directorâ€™s Cut Chardonnay and Directorâ€™s Cabernet Sauvignon by Coppola Wines, while bidding on extravagant items during the eventâ€™s silent auction. OscarÂ® fans will also be able to predict the nightâ€™s winners using a ballot system and become eligible to win great prizes! Oscar NightÂ® promises an experience that exudes the classic glamour and luxury of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, complete with the Academy AwardsÂ® show program booklet for all guests.
The Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miamiâ€™s premier art house cinema, recently relocated to Miami Beach City Hall (1130 Washington Avenue, 1st floor) after spending eight years at its original EspaÃ±ola Way location on South Beach. MBCâ€™s new sustainable home features high-definition digital projection with Bose surround sound, 75 plush stadium-style seats, a photographic arts gallery, gourmet concession stands featuring the new MBC line of baked goods and Nespresso coffees, and unique programming throughout the year including screenings of OscarÂ® winning and nominated films in many categories. MBC is the only officially sanctioned beneficiary of the Miami Oscar NightÂ® America.
MBCâ€™s inaugural photographic art exhibition will feature the work of renowned photographer Frank Worth in collaboration with Rudolf Budja Gallery. Worthâ€™s â€œHollywood Legendsâ€ exhibit will showcase unique images of Hollywood stars such as James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and many more. â€œHollywood Legendsâ€ will be on view through March.
Oscar NightÂ® America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ grassroots program, enables local charities to be the official hosts of glamorous OscarÂ® viewing parties across the country. Since its inception in 1994, Oscar NightÂ® America has generated funding for a wide spectrum of charitable organizations — every cent staying within the community where it was raised, none of it going to the Academy. ONA, now in its second decade, has raised nearly $17.5 million for charities throughout the United States.
About Frank Worth
As a freelance photographer during Hollywoodâ€™s Golden Age, Frank Worth befriended many of the stars he snapped at parties, on movie sets and at play. But he stored away many of his best shots as private mementos until the day he died. Only now are this largely unknown artistâ€™s remarkable images finally coming to light.
With his gregarious, big-hearted, outsize personality, photographer Frank Worth befriended Hollywoodâ€™s biggest names in the 1940s and 1950s, gaining access to their most private moments. He bonded with James Dean over their mutual love of fast cars, hung out with Sinatra and the Rat Pack, took photos at Elizabeth Taylorâ€™s first wedding and charmed a young Marilyn Monroe.
He photographed the stars at work, at home and at play, from glitzy parties and awards shows to casual outings at Dodger Stadium and trips to Las Vegas. These werenâ€™t the cloak-and-dagger stalkerazzi photos of today; the stars enjoyed Worthâ€™s company and he had and instinctual knack for getting them to let their guards down, comfortable enough so that he could snap Rita Hayworth sunbathing in her garden or James Dean talking on the phone while taking a pee.
Worth amassed an intimate pictorial history of Hollywood in the boxes strewn about his cramped apartment in West Hollywood and thatâ€™s where they remained, almost unseen by the public, until he died at age 77 in 2000, close to penniless.