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    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 6:45 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 54
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    SUN, MAR 01, 11am-6:45pm:

    SÁTÁNTANGÓ

    Directed by BELA TARR/Hungary/1994. 439mins.

    (In Hungarian with English subtitles)


    One of the greatest achievements in recent art house cinema and a seminal work of “slow cinema,” Sátántangó follows members of a small, defunct agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village.

    As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever.

    Shot in stunning black-and-white by Gábor Medvigy and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical long takes, Sátántangó unfolds in twelve distinct movements, alternating forwards and backwards in time, echoing the structure of a tango dance. Tarr’s vision, aided by longtime partner and collaborator Ágnes Hranitzky, is enthralling and his portrayal of a rural Hungary beset by boozy dance parties, treachery, and near-perpetual rainfall is both transfixing and uncompromising. Sátántangó has been justly lauded by critics and audiences as a masterpiece and inspired none other than Susan Sontag to proclaim that she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of [her] life”.

    This is a rare opportunity to see this masterpiece in a theatrical setting,

    how it was intended to be seen.

    Presented with two 15 minute intermissions


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    The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

    is currently on display! (before and after shows)

     

              

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            


    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
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    WED, MAR 18, 7p:

    HUNGARY:

    THE RED AND THE WHITE

    (Csillagosok, katonák)

    Directed by MIKLÓS JANCSÓ/Hungary/1967/1hr, 30mins.

    THE RED AND THE WHITE Yugoslavian poster, 1967. #MBCarchive

    With a stark style similar to that elaborated upon by Russian Andrei Tarkovsky, director Miklós Jancsó creates one of the most poetic anti-war films of all time. During the Russian Civil War of 1917, the Communist Hungarians help the Reds (the Bolsheviks) fight the Whites (the Czarists), and help prove through a series of actions that war is an endless parade of unanswered questions.

    (In Hungarian and Russian with English subtitles)  

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    The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

    is currently on display! (before and after shows)

     

              

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            



    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
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    THU, MAR 26, 7p:

    YUGOSLAVIA:

    WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM

    (W.R. - Misterije organizma)

    Directed by DUSAN MAKAVEJEV/Yugoslavia/1968-71/1hr, 24mins.


    WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM Spanish pressbook, 1970. #MBCarchive

    Yugoslavia was at the heart of the sexual revolution thanks to cinema l’enfant terrible Dusan Makavejev and others. Makavejev’s masterwork is a clash between documentary (a tribute to the psychology and philosophy of Wilhelm Reich) and free flying narrative (the story of girl’s sexual awakening). Put those together and you have one of the most outrageous avant-garde cinematic creations that came out of 1960s-70s Eastern Europe. (In Serbo-Croation, German, Russian and English with English subtitles).     

    “What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl’s sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director’s homeland, the art-house smash WR is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality.”-Criterion Collection

    ***

    The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

    is currently on display! (before and after shows)

     

              

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            



    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 58
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    SUN, MAR 29, 2020, 4:30p:

    LOST HORIZON

    Directed by FRANK CAPRA/1937/2hr, 12mins.

    With Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton

    LOST HORIZON US souvenir program, 1937, from the #MBCarchive.

    This spring, we’re celebrating Micky Wolfson by screening our founder’s favorite flicks in collaboration with the Wolfsonian-FIU. First up is Frank Capra’s 1937 sci-fi romance Lost Horizon, starring Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt. Famously introducing the mystical land of Shangri-La, this Depression-era fantasy adventure sets the stage with the crash landing of a hijacked plane in the Himalayas, where the survivors find an enchanting “utopia” they grow to love . . . and then fear.

    Before boarding, start your journey with a 3:30pm Wolfsonian tour of A Universe of Things, our new exhibition on Micky’s collecting legacy, followed by the 4:30pm movie at O Cinema South Beach.

    A 3:30pm tour of the Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition

    A Universe of Things

    is included in the admission price!

    (The Wolfsonian is located across the street from O Cinema South Beach)

    FREE for MBFS & Wolfsonian Members, Students and Seniors!

    ***

    The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

    is currently on display! (before and after shows)

     

              

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            



    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
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    SUN, APR 19, 2020, 4:30p:

    HUMORESQUE

    Directed by JEAN NEGULESCU/1946/2hr, 05mins.

    With Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

        

    HUMORESQUE stars John Garfield and Joan Crawford.

    Vintage 1940s postcards from the #MBCarchive

    Joan Crawford and John Garfield dial up the melodrama for round 2 for our spring series with the Miami Beach Film Society! Jean Negulesco’s 1946 big-screen soap opera Humoresque ratchets up the tension and jealousy by forcing a gifted violinist to choose between his beloved instrument, the neurotic patroness who plays on his heartstrings, and his disapproving mother. Get a sense for Micky’s eclectic taste through a 3:30pm Wolfsonian tour of A Universe of Things, then head across the street at 4:30pm to O Cinema South Beach to ride the emotional rollercoaster that is one of our founder’s most treasured films.

    A 3:30pm tour of the Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition

    A Universe of Things

    is included in the admission price!

    (The Wolfsonian is located across the street from O Cinema South Beach)

    FREE for MBFS & Wolfsonian Members, Students and Seniors!

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            



    • 17 May 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
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    SUN, MAY 17, 2020, 4:30p:

    LES AMANTS (The Lovers)

    Directed by LOUIS MALLE/1958/1hr, 30mins.

    With Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

    LES AMANTS French pressbook, 1958, from the #MBCarchive

    ‘Love can be born in a single glance.’ Louis Malle’s 1958 film Les Amants  explores the monotony of marriage and how one woman rediscovers the power of love through an affair with a stranger. First, take in some of our more sultry works at a 3:30pm tour of A Universe of Things at The Wolfsonian, then see the film that resulted in an American theater’s criminal conviction for obscenity, across the street at O Cinema South Beach at 4:30pm.

    A 3:30pm tour of the Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition

    A Universe of Things

    is included in the admission price!

    (The Wolfsonian is located across the street from O Cinema South Beach)

    FREE for MBFS & Wolfsonian Members, Students and Seniors!

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            



    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, JUNE 28, 2020, 4p:

    FITZCARRALDO

    Directed by WERNER HERZOG/1982/2r, 38ins.

    With Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jose Lewgoy

    FITZCARRALDO US still, 1982, from the #MBCarchive

    On the set with Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski and Claudia Cardinale  

    The Wolf and Miami Beach Film Society are capping off our Founder’s favorite films with Werner Herzog’s 1982 Fitzcarraldo, a masterpiece about an opera obsessed man in the Amazon, and his quest to transport a 360 ton boat over a hill from one river to another. Herzog even opted to use an actual steamboat to perform the feat instead of attempting to film with a model boat. Consequently, many crewmembers were said to have gone mad while filming. Take the last 3pm film tour of Universe of Things at The Wolfsonian, before experiencing Fitzcarraldo at O Cinema South Beach at 4pm.

    A 3pm tour of the Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition

    A Universe of Things

    is included in the admission price!

    (The Wolfsonian is located across the street from O Cinema South Beach)

    FREE for MBFS & Wolfsonian Members, Students and Seniors!

    MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

            



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