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"LIGHTS, CAMERA, DECO!" Series in collaboration with the Wolfsonian-FIU: FLYING DOWN TO RIO by Thornton Freeland

  • 16 Jun 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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SUN, JUNE 16, 4p tour, 5p film:

“Lights, Camera, Deco!”

Museum-and-a-Movie Series

In collaboration with the Wolfsonian-FIU

The Wolfsonian–FIU and Miami Beach Cinematheque are teaming up for a summer of art and film with an Art Deco spin! From drama to cult horror and even a musical romance, we’re bringing you Tinseltown talkies from the 1930s to look at how some of Hollywood’s heavyweight directors Deco-fied their elegant, streamlined sets. Join us on select Sundays for a 4pm guided tour of Deco: Luxury to Mass Market at the museum, followed by a perfectly paired film screening at 5pm across the street at the theater.


Directed by THORTON FREELAND/1933/1hr 29min

With Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond

FLYING DOWN TO RIO Danish program, 1933. #MBCarchive

Some say it’s a masterpiece, others claim it was an elaborate advertisement for Pan-Am. In the second film of our Deco series, Thornton Freeland’s 1933 musical Flying Down to Rio, a young couple explores a complicated attraction first in Miami, and then in the air. With the debut pairing of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, some in-flight piano playing, and an aerial ballet with chorus girls, Flying Down to Rio is sure to impress. Learn about Streamline Moderne through a 4pm tour of Deco: Luxury to Mass Market at The Wolfsonian before experiencing Flying Down to Rio at the Cinematheque at 5pm.

A 4pm tour of the Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition

Deco, Luxury to Mass Market

is included in the admission price!

(The Wolfsonian is located across the street from MBC)

FREE for MBC & Wolfsonian Members, Students and Seniors!


The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: The 1950s

is currently on display (before or after shows!)



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