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    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register

     

    Roadside Florida: Miami Beach Hotels
    by Lynn and Louis Wolfson II & Florida Moving Image Archives


    Check into the Miami Beach Cinematheque and get ready to explore the style and stories of Miami Beach’s famous hotels!

    From the glamorous hotels of Collins Avenue to the funky motels of Sunny Isles, you’ll travel back in time to the glittering heyday of the Billion Dollar Sandbar. 

    Writer and history consultant Sylvia Gurinsky is your guide through three phases of Miami Beach hotel style: Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and MiMo, revealing each period through vintage film and video from the Wolfson Archives.

    It’s a fun and fascinating trip featuring vintage views of such Miami Beach landmarks as the Roney Plaza, the MacFadden-Deauville, the Cardozo, the Essex House, the Castaways, the Eden Roc and the Americana.

    Admission to “Roadside Florida: Miami Beach Hotels" is free and the event is open to the public.

    “Roadside Florida: Miami Beach Hotels" is a co-presentation of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

    Photo courtesy State Archives of Florida/Florida Memory.

    For more information & to register for tickets click HERE!



    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60

     

    THU, JUN 20, 7PM

    IVY Masterclass featuring Billy Corben


    We’re excited to invite you to an eye-opening America’s Casablanca: Miami on Film | IVY Masterclass & Wine Reception with the legendary Billy Corben, the award-winning filmmaker known for his documentaries on Miami’s “dark side” and how its crime has shaped the city — Cocaine Cowboys, ESPN’s 30 for 30 “The U”, Dawg Fight, and more. Corben will speak about how he established his distinct filmmaking voice and became one of the most well-known American documentarians. Throughout the evening we’ll dissect his films, hear fascinating stories from Miami’s history, and dive into a deep discussion about Miami’s perception and place in popular culture. 

    Before and after the discussion, we’ll enjoy a wine reception with live music and dynamic conversations with a great group of IVY Members. Join us as we get to know our beloved city — in all its glory and flaws — through one of its most important storytellers. 

    7:00pm: Welcome Reception with Live Music

    7:30pm: Masterclass with Discussion Groups + Q&A

    9:30pm: Closing Wine Reception


    For more information & tickets click HERE!


    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    FRI, JUNE 21, 7:00pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    FRI, JUNE 21, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SAT, JUNE 22, 3:40pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 5:20 PM - 6:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SAT, JUNE 22, 5:20pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SAT, JUNE 22, 7:00pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SAT, JUNE 22, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, JUNE 23, 3:40pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 5:20 PM - 6:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, JUNE 23, 5:20pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, JUNE 23, 7:00pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, JUNE 23, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    MON, JUNE 24, 7:00pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    MON, JUNE 24, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    TUE, JUNE 25, 7:00pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    TUE, JUNE 25, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60


    WED, JUNE 26, 6-7:30p:

    Miami Beach Culture Crawl


    The MBC Interactive Archive Project

    From 6-7:30pm MBC will feature the MBC Interactive Archive Project touch-screen monitor in the gallery, where you can explore film and graphic arts history from the 1880s to 1950s illustrated by MBC’s collection of ephemera and memorabilia. We are also currently showcasing the 1950s in the MBC exhibition cabinets and gallery walls, complemented by the summer retrospective of films (The “3/D Mania” series starts in July!), and the 1960s will be revealed this fall after several months of preparation stages!

    Stay tuned as more details for the night are announced.

    FREE ADMISSION


    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    WED, JUNE 26, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    THU, JUNE 27, 7:00pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    THU, JUNE 27, 8:45pm

    Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

    RAFIKI

    Director Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya/ English, Swahili / 83 min / Unrated


    TRAILER: https://youtu.be/7M_-ucSaFpU

    Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

    Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” that’s “impossible not to celebrate”!

    "From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life."
    - AV CLUB

    "For its formal simplicity and directness, "Rafiki" is a small revelation, not least because it marks the breakthrough of a filmmaker of such exhilarating, cheerfully courageous vision."

    - WASHINGTON POST



    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register

     

    FRI, JUNE 28-SUN, JUNE 30:

    Miami Independent Film Festival

    MINDIE


    FRIDAY, JUNE 28      

    4.30pm | SHORT FILM COMPETITION BLOCK ONE

    BREAKDOWN by Greg Tudéla
    EDEK by Malcolm Green
    I WILL NOT WRITE UNLESS I AM SWADDLED IN FURS by Wade Shotter
    THE HEALTH RACKET by Fabian Cardenas
    MY DEATH CO. web series by Shawn McDaniel
    followed by Q&A with the directors

    5.15pm | SPECIAL SCREENING
    WALDO ON WEED by Tommy Avallone
    followed by Q&A with the director

    8.00pm | DRINKS AT ESCAPE ROOMS
    Happy Hour ESCAPE ROOMS with Live Performance of Nicolle Chirrino


    SATURDAY, JUNE 29  
     
    4.30pm | SHORT FILM COMPETITION BLOCK TWO

    MUDDY WATER by Nathan Ross Murphy
    NOA by Angel Barroeta
    followed by Q&A with the directors

    5.30pm | SPECIAL SCREENING
    NOSTALGIA by Paul Tei
    followed by Q&A with the director

    6.15pm | FEATURE FILM
    BARBARA by Pedro Antonio Gutierrez
    followed by Q&A with the director (to be confirmed)

    8.00pm | DRINKS AT PIOLA PIZZERIA
    Happy Hour PIOLA SOUTH BEACH offered by Piola Pizzeria


    SUNDAY, JUNE 30   

    4.30pm | SHORT FILM COMPETITION BLOCK THREE

    BLACK by YAVUZ ÜÇER
    TRAUM(A)NOUVELLE by Francesco Faralli
    THE MONSTER by Javier F. Espadas
    2FACES by Amingo Thora
    LONGING by Begütay Temurhan
    TIME by Alon Daniel
    NOWHERE YET by Gabriel Bagnaschi
    TYPHOON OF STEEL by Jiayi Zhao
    KALOS by McKinley Benson, Enzo Hui
    THE NIXIE by ulia Bui Ngoc, Mai Bui Ngoc
    GOODBYE AMERICA by Ivan Sosnin
    followed by Q&A with the directors

    5.30pm | FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
    UNCANNY: THE DOLLS OF MARIANA MONTEAGUDO by Elaine Minionis
    followed by Q&A with the director

    6.20pm | MIAMI STORIES COMPETITION
    followed by Q&A with the director

    6.30pm | AWARD CEREMONY

    8.00pm | DRINKS AT ESCAPE ROOMS
    Happy Hour ESCAPE ROOMS


    COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION for all events!

    For the full schedule click HERE!



    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 20
    Register


    THU, JULY 18, 7p:

    "3/D MANIA"

    MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective

    1950s: 

    CREATURE FROM

    THE BLACK LAGOON

    In 3/D!

    Directed by JACK ARNOLD/1954/79mins.

    With Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning,

    And RICOU BROWNING as the underwater Gill Man

    A research team working in the Amazon comes across a fossilized claw of a sea creature. What they don’t realize is that a living creature exists in the waters (actually mostly Wakulla Springs Florida standing in for the Amazon). That creature made 3/D history and went on to also star in two sequels.

    In classic Beauty and the Beast fashion, the creature (Ricou Browning) falls for the attractive female member of the team Kay (Julia Adams), demonstrating eerie but beautiful affection in the now legendary swimming scene, with Kay unaware that the creature is following and mirroring her every move from below.


     

    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, JULY 28, 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.

    THE BLACK CAT

    Directed by EDGAR G. ULMER/1934/1hr 5min

    With Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

    THE BLACK CAT Spanish handbill, 1934. #MBCarchive

    The Black Cat is a 1934 cult-classic horror film centered on a young couple kicking off their honeymoon only to find themselves entrenched in satanic rituals. Drawing inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis Brown House, this haunted home isn’t your standard crumbling castle! Make it a day of Deco, first through a 4pm tour of Deco: Luxury to Mass Market at The Wolfsonian, then through the demonic sets of The Black Cat across the street 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!


    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60


    WED, JULY 31, 6-7:30p:

    Miami Beach Culture Crawl


    The MBC Interactive Archive Project

    From 6-7:30pm MBC will feature the MBC Interactive Archive Project touch-screen monitor in the gallery, where you can explore film and graphic arts history from the 1880s to 1950s illustrated by MBC’s collection of ephemera and memorabilia. We are also currently showcasing the 1950s in the MBC exhibition cabinets and gallery walls, complemented by the summer retrospective of films (The “3/D Mania” series starts in July!), and the 1960s will be revealed this fall after several months of preparation stages!

    Stay tuned as more details for the night are announced.

    FREE ADMISSION


    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 30
    Register


    THU, AUG 15, 7p:

    “3/D Mania”

    MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective:

    The 1950s

    DIAL M FOR MURDER

    in 3/D

    Directed by ALFRED HITCHCOCK/1954/1hr, 45mins.

    With Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

    DIAL M FOR MURDER Japanese program, 1953. #MBCarchive

    It is apropos that “the Master of Suspense” joined the 3/D bandwagon, since he was also master of re-inventing his reputation as trends of the decade ruled at the box office. The magical combination of Hitchcockian suspense paired with modern in-your-lap 3/D made one his most beloved classics even more memorable. A story of blackmail and murder revolving around a tennis player and his wife becomes much more fun in three dimensions. 

    “…a murder without gleaming scissors is like asparagus without the hollandaise sauce, tasteless."-Alfred Hitchcock

    FREE for MBC Members!



    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 60
    Register


    SUN, AUG 25, 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.

    THINGS TO COME

    Directed by WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES/1936/1hr 40min

    With Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson

    THINGS TO COME Spanish handbill, 1936. #MBCarchive

    The grand finale in our Deco film series is William Cameron Menzies’ 1936 sci-fi classic Things to Come, a film about a world war that spans 30 years. Adapted from H.G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come, the film centers around the citizens of Everytown as they struggle to survive war, famine, and disease before scientific progress heralds an age of salvation and growth. Join us for a 4pm tour of Deco: Luxury to Mass Market at The Wolfsonian before experiencing the Art Deco metropolis of Everytown in Things to Come 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!


    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
    • 30
    Register


    WED, SEPT 18, 7p:

    “3/D Mania”

    MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective:

    The 1950s

    THE MAZE

    in 3/D

    Directed by WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES/1953/80mins.

    With Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery


    Newly Restored in 3-D by 3-D Film Archive from 4K scans by Paramount Pictures Archives! The Maze is a 1953 atmospheric horror film in 3-D, directed by William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars, Things to Come) and starring Richard Carlson (The Magnetic Monster) as Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Carlson) who abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death and inheriting a mysterious castle in the Scottish Highlands. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle. When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly. After a series of mysterious events occur in both the castle and the hedge maze outside, they invite a group of friends, including a doctor, to the castle, hoping they can help Gerald with whatever ails him. Menzies was known for his very dimensional style, focusing many shots in layers – The Maze was his final film as production designer and director.

    FREE for MBC Members!



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