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    • 01 Mar 2015
    • 12:00 AM
    • 31 Mar 2015
    • 11:59 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

     

        

    MARCH TRAILERS


    SUN, MARCH 01—

    THU, MARCH 05

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement

    “Cinema Made in Italy”

    HUMAN CAPITAL

    Directed by Paolo Virzì


    THU, MARCH 05 | 6:50p

    “ORSON WELLES AT 100”

    “Retrospective & Exhibition in Collaboration with MIFF”

    THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

    Directed by Orson Welles


    FRI, MARCH 06—

    SUN, MARCH 15

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement

    “Best of Cannes”

    (ICS Grand Prix Winner)

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

    (Deux jours, une nuit)

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne


    FRI, MARCH 06—

    SAT, MARCH 14

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement

    Oscars 2015 Foreign Language Film Nominee

    LEVIATHAN

    (Leviafan)

    Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev


    THU, MARCH 12 | 6:50p

    “ORSON WELLES AT 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition in Collaboration with MIFF

    CITIZEN KANE

    Directed by Orson Welles


    THU, MARCH 12—

    THU, MARCH 19

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by Peter Strickland


    FRI, MARCH 13—

    THU, MARCH 19

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement

    Oscars 2015 Foreign Language Film Winner

    IDA

    Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski


    THU, MARCH 19 | 6:50p

    “ORSON WELLES AT 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition in Collaboration with MIFF

    Florida Premiere of the Newly Restored Version

    OTHELLO

    Directed by Orson Welles


    FRI, MARCH 20—

    SAT, MARCH 28

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement

    GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma


    THU, MARCH 26 | 6:50p

    “ORSON WELLES AT 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition in Collaboration with MIFF

    TOUCH OF EVIL

    (Reconstructed Version)

    Directed by Orson Welles


    FRI, MARCH 27—

    TUE, MARCH 31

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement

    IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by David Robert Mitchell


    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 6:50 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 57

     

    THU, MAR 05, 6:50p:

     

    “ORSON WELLES at 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition

    In collaboration with Miami Int. Film Festival

     

     

     

    THE LADY FROM

    SHANGHAI

    Directed by ORSON WELLES/1947/87mins.

    With Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth,

    Everett Sloane

    French Pressbook from the MBC Archive on exhibition at MBC in March.

    Baffling murders, fascinating plot twists and remarkable camera work all contribute to this spellbinding, time-honored film noir written, directed by and starring Orson Welles. Hired to work on a yacht belonging to the disabled husband of femme fatale Rita Hayworth, Welles plays an innocent man drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and murder. The subject of great controversy and scandal upon its initial release, The Lady from Shanghai shocked 1948 audiences by presenting Hayworth with her flaming red hair cut short and dyed champagne blonde. Fifty years later, The Lady From Shanghaiis considered vintage Welles, his famous hall of mirrors climax hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history.

    “Even in its present state of butchered grandeur, The Lady from Shanghai (1947) is a joy to behold. Like everything Orson Welles produced, there's an air of fractured menace in this film that resides outside the white noise that surrounds his presence as the poet of film maudit. Its possessed by an uneasy, frivolous wisp of a plot that ponders through the created anecdote whether our internal constructs are true enough to grasp… As Truffaut famously wrote about the remarkable The Lady from

    Shanghai : "Its whole raison d'etre is cinema itself."-CineVue

    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:55 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    THU, MAR 05, 9p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    HUMAN CAPITAL

    Directed by PAOLO VIRZI/Italy/2014/111mins.

    With Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli,

    Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

     

     

    Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino).

    Meanwhile, Dino’s teenage daughter’s relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi’s playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. (In Italian with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    Tribeca Film Festival - Best Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)

    Nastri d’Argento Awards – Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography

    David di Donatello Awards

    Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,

    Best Supporting Actor

    Italian Golden Globe-Best Film

    Chicago Int’l Film Festival – Best Art Direction

    “A searing, scathing story of greed and familial self-destruction”-Village Voice

    “This slick, stylish fusion of class critique and murder mystery confirms Paolo Virzi as one of

    Italy 's more dynamic directors.”-Variety

    • 06 Mar 2015
    • 6:50 PM - 8:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 58

     

     FRI, MAR 06, 6:50p:

     

    "Best of Cannes"

    (ICS Grand Prix Award)

    Oscar Nominee Best Actress

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

    Directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE/Belgium/2014/95mins.

    With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Sallée

     

     

    After screening all of the Dardennes’ films, MBC is happy to bring you their latest. For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    International Cinephile Society Awards Grand Prix,

    Cannes

    National Society of Film Critics Best Actress

    New York Film Critics Best Actress

    Village Voice Poll Best Actress

    Women Film Critics Best Foreign Film About Women

     

    European Film Awards Best Actress

     

    Sydney Film Festival Best Film

     

    Boston Film Critics Best Foreign Film, Best Actress

    “IT’S A DEEPLY LOVABLE FILM, SATISFYING, NOURISHING AND ACCESSIBLE..we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.”-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT IS A SMALL MIRACLE OF A MOVIE, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

     

    “The Dardenne brothers… specialize in the drama of the ordinary, and they impart to their characters a dignity that often eludes them in life.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    • 06 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 58
     
    FRI, MAR 06, 8:30p:

     

    "Best of Cannes" 

     (Best Screenplay Winner)

    Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee

    Best Foreign Language Film

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

    LEVIATHAN

    Directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV/Russia/2014/140mins.

    With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Sergey Pokhodaev

     

     

    The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...(In Russian with English subtitles)    

    WINNER: Best Screenplay

    Cannes Film Festival  

    Golden Globe Winner Best Foreign Language Film

    Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

    ★★★★ Written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan, which is one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, opens and closes with gorgeous shots of the Barents Sea splashing against the coastline, the waves caressing rocks and jetties with grace and fury, set to a swelling score by Philip Glass. The images impart entirely different meanings once you’ve experienced the pressure-cooker drama in-between.”-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

    “A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA..At once intimate and enormous”-A.O.Scott, New York Times    

    “ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Not just masterful but hugely important”-The Playlist

    “All the detail and density of a great novel—Sweeping, curious, and bold”-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
       SAT, MAR 07, 3:30p:

     

    "Best of Cannes" 

     (Best Screenplay Winner)

    Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee

    Best Foreign Language Film

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

    LEVIATHAN

    Directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV/Russia/2014/140mins.

    With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Sergey Pokhodaev

     

     

    The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...(In Russian with English subtitles)    

    WINNER: Best Screenplay

    Cannes Film Festival  

    Golden Globe Winner Best Foreign Language Film

    Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

    ★★★★ Written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan, which is one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, opens and closes with gorgeous shots of the Barents Sea splashing against the coastline, the waves caressing rocks and jetties with grace and fury, set to a swelling score by Philip Glass. The images impart entirely different meanings once you’ve experienced the pressure-cooker drama in-between.”-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

    “A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA..At once intimate and enormous”-A.O.Scott, New York Times    

    “ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Not just masterful but hugely important”-The Playlist

    “All the detail and density of a great novel—Sweeping, curious, and bold”-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 50
       SAT, MAR 07, 6:15p:

     

    "Best of Cannes" 

     (Best Screenplay Winner)

    Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee

    Best Foreign Language Film

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

    LEVIATHAN

    Directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV/Russia/2014/140mins.

    With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Sergey Pokhodaev

     

     

    The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...(In Russian with English subtitles)    

    WINNER: Best Screenplay

    Cannes Film Festival  

    Golden Globe Winner Best Foreign Language Film

    Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

    ★★★★ Written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan, which is one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, opens and closes with gorgeous shots of the Barents Sea splashing against the coastline, the waves caressing rocks and jetties with grace and fury, set to a swelling score by Philip Glass. The images impart entirely different meanings once you’ve experienced the pressure-cooker drama in-between.”-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

    “A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA..At once intimate and enormous”-A.O.Scott, New York Times    

    “ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Not just masterful but hugely important”-The Playlist

    “All the detail and density of a great novel—Sweeping, curious, and bold”-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

     SAT, MAR 07, 9p:

     

    "Best of Cannes"

    (ICS Grand Prix Award)

    Oscar Nominee Best Actress

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

    Directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE/Belgium/2014/95mins.

    With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Sallée

     

     

    After screening all of the Dardennes’ films, MBC is happy to bring you their latest. For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    International Cinephile Society Awards Grand Prix,

    Cannes

    National Society of Film Critics Best Actress

    New York Film Critics Best Actress

    Village Voice Poll Best Actress

    Women Film Critics Best Foreign Film About Women

     

    European Film Awards Best Actress

     

    Sydney Film Festival Best Film

     

    Boston Film Critics Best Foreign Film, Best Actress

    “IT’S A DEEPLY LOVABLE FILM, SATISFYING, NOURISHING AND ACCESSIBLE..we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.”-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT IS A SMALL MIRACLE OF A MOVIE, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

     

    “The Dardenne brothers… specialize in the drama of the ordinary, and they impart to their characters a dignity that often eludes them in life.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    • 08 Mar 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

     SUN, MAR 08, 3:45p:

     

    "Best of Cannes"

    (ICS Grand Prix Award)

    Oscar Nominee Best Actress

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

    Directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE/Belgium/2014/95mins.

    With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Sallée

     

     

    After screening all of the Dardennes’ films, MBC is happy to bring you their latest. For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    International Cinephile Society Awards Grand Prix,

    Cannes

    National Society of Film Critics Best Actress

    New York Film Critics Best Actress

    Village Voice Poll Best Actress

    Women Film Critics Best Foreign Film About Women

     

    European Film Awards Best Actress

     

    Sydney Film Festival Best Film

     

    Boston Film Critics Best Foreign Film, Best Actress

    “IT’S A DEEPLY LOVABLE FILM, SATISFYING, NOURISHING AND ACCESSIBLE..we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.”-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT IS A SMALL MIRACLE OF A MOVIE, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

     

    “The Dardenne brothers… specialize in the drama of the ordinary, and they impart to their characters a dignity that often eludes them in life.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    • 08 Mar 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 59
       SUN, MAR 08, 5:30p:

     

    "Best of Cannes" 

     (Best Screenplay Winner)

    Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee

    Best Foreign Language Film

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

    LEVIATHAN

    Directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV/Russia/2014/140mins.

    With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Sergey Pokhodaev

     

     

    The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...(In Russian with English subtitles)    

    WINNER: Best Screenplay

    Cannes Film Festival  

    Golden Globe Winner Best Foreign Language Film

    Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

    ★★★★ Written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan, which is one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, opens and closes with gorgeous shots of the Barents Sea splashing against the coastline, the waves caressing rocks and jetties with grace and fury, set to a swelling score by Philip Glass. The images impart entirely different meanings once you’ve experienced the pressure-cooker drama in-between.”-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

    “A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA..At once intimate and enormous”-A.O.Scott, New York Times    

    “ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Not just masterful but hugely important”-The Playlist

    “All the detail and density of a great novel—Sweeping, curious, and bold”-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    • 08 Mar 2015
    • 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 59

     

     SUN, MAR 08, 8:15p:

     

    "Best of Cannes"

    (ICS Grand Prix Award)

    Oscar Nominee Best Actress

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

    Directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE/Belgium/2014/95mins.

    With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Sallée

     

     

    After screening all of the Dardennes’ films, MBC is happy to bring you their latest. For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    International Cinephile Society Awards Grand Prix,

    Cannes

    National Society of Film Critics Best Actress

    New York Film Critics Best Actress

    Village Voice Poll Best Actress

    Women Film Critics Best Foreign Film About Women

     

    European Film Awards Best Actress

     

    Sydney Film Festival Best Film

     

    Boston Film Critics Best Foreign Film, Best Actress

    “IT’S A DEEPLY LOVABLE FILM, SATISFYING, NOURISHING AND ACCESSIBLE..we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.”-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT IS A SMALL MIRACLE OF A MOVIE, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

     

    “The Dardenne brothers… specialize in the drama of the ordinary, and they impart to their characters a dignity that often eludes them in life.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 6:50 PM - 8:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 58

     

     WED, MAR 11, 6:50p:

     

    "Best of Cannes"

    (ICS Grand Prix Award)

    Oscar Nominee Best Actress

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

    Directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE/Belgium/2014/95mins.

    With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Sallée

     

     

    After screening all of the Dardennes’ films, MBC is happy to bring you their latest. For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    International Cinephile Society Awards Grand Prix,

    Cannes

    National Society of Film Critics Best Actress

    New York Film Critics Best Actress

    Village Voice Poll Best Actress

    Women Film Critics Best Foreign Film About Women

     

    European Film Awards Best Actress

     

    Sydney Film Festival Best Film

     

    Boston Film Critics Best Foreign Film, Best Actress

    “IT’S A DEEPLY LOVABLE FILM, SATISFYING, NOURISHING AND ACCESSIBLE..we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.”-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT IS A SMALL MIRACLE OF A MOVIE, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

     

    “The Dardenne brothers… specialize in the drama of the ordinary, and they impart to their characters a dignity that often eludes them in life.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
     WED, MAR 11, 8:30p:

     

    "Best of Cannes" 

     (Best Screenplay Winner)

    Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee

    Best Foreign Language Film

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

    LEVIATHAN

    Directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV/Russia/2014/140mins.

    With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Sergey Pokhodaev

     

     

    The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...(In Russian with English subtitles)    

    WINNER: Best Screenplay

    Cannes Film Festival  

    Golden Globe Winner Best Foreign Language Film

    Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

    ★★★★ Written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan, which is one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, opens and closes with gorgeous shots of the Barents Sea splashing against the coastline, the waves caressing rocks and jetties with grace and fury, set to a swelling score by Philip Glass. The images impart entirely different meanings once you’ve experienced the pressure-cooker drama in-between.”-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

    “A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA..At once intimate and enormous”-A.O.Scott, New York Times    

    “ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Not just masterful but hugely important”-The Playlist

    “All the detail and density of a great novel—Sweeping, curious, and bold”-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 6:50 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, MAR 12, 6:50p:

     

    “ORSON WELLES at 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition

    In collaboration with Miami Int. Film Festival

     

     

     

    CITIZEN KANE

    Directed by ORSON WELLES/1942/87mins.

    With Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

     

    French poster from the MBC Archive on exhibition at MBC in March.

    Orson Welles' timeless masterwork is more than a groundbreaking film. Presented here in a magnificent 70th anniversary digital transfer with revitalized digital audio from the highest quality surviving elements, it is also grand entertainment, sharply acted and superbly directed with inspired visual flair. Depicting the controversial life of an influential publishing tycoon, this Best Original Screenplay Academy Award Winner (1941) is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity-the American Dream lost in the mystery of a dying man's last word: "Rosebud".

    WINNER:

    Best Film National Board of Review

    Academy Award Best Screenplay

    National Film Preservation Board

    New York Film Critics Best Film

    “It is one of the miracles of cinema that in 1941 a first-time director; a cynical, hard-drinking writer; an innovative cinematographer, and a group of New York stage and radio actors were given the keys to a studio and total control, and made a masterpiece. “Citizen Kane” is more than a great movie; it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound, just as “Birth of a Nation” assembled everything learned at the summit of the silent era, and “2001” pointed the way beyond narrative. These peaks stand above all the others.”-Roger Ebert

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 9:15 PM - 10:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, MAR 12, 9:15p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by PETER STRICKLAND/UK/2014/105mins.

    With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eugenia Caruso, Monica Swinn

     

     

    Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

     

    WINNER:

    Hamptons Film Festival Pioneering Vision Award

    “A DELIGHT. VISUALLY RAVISHING, EMOTIONALLY WISE, AND KINKY AS A COILED ROPE.”-Leslie Felpern, Hollywood Reporter

    “GRADE A. THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”-Nicola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

    “At its core, this is one of the most incisive, penetrating, and empathetic films ever made about what it truly means to love another person, audaciously disguised as salacious midnight-movie fare. NO BETTER PICTURE IS LIKELY TO SURFACE ALL YEAR.”-Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

    • 13 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    FRI, MAR 13, 7p:

    Encore Miami Screening !

     

    OSCAR WINNER

    Best Foreign Language Film

    IDA

    Directed by PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI/Poland/2014/80mins.

    With Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Halina Skoczynska

     

     

    From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s

    Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. She is shocked with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. (In Polish with English subtitles).

    Critics' Pick! "ONE OF THE FINEST EUROPEAN FILMS IN RECENT MEMORY."-A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR. NOT TO BE MISSED."-George Robinson, The Jewish Week

     

    "A compact gem of perfection. A total marvel." -Dana Stevens, Slate

     

    "Absolutely stunning, one of the year's best films”

    -Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

    • 13 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    FRI, MAR 13, 9p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by PETER STRICKLAND/UK/2014/105mins.

    With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eugenia Caruso, Monica Swinn

     

     

    Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

     

    WINNER:

    Hamptons Film Festival Pioneering Vision Award

    “A DELIGHT. VISUALLY RAVISHING, EMOTIONALLY WISE, AND KINKY AS A COILED ROPE.”-Leslie Felpern, Hollywood Reporter

    “GRADE A. THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”-Nicola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

    “At its core, this is one of the most incisive, penetrating, and empathetic films ever made about what it truly means to love another person, audaciously disguised as salacious midnight-movie fare. NO BETTER PICTURE IS LIKELY TO SURFACE ALL YEAR.”-Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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       SAT, MAR 14, 4p:

     

    "Best of Cannes" 

     (Best Screenplay Winner)

    Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee

    Best Foreign Language Film

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

    LEVIATHAN

    Directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV/Russia/2014/140mins.

    With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Sergey Pokhodaev

     

     

    The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...(In Russian with English subtitles)    

    WINNER: Best Screenplay

    Cannes Film Festival  

    Golden Globe Winner Best Foreign Language Film

    Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film

    ★★★★ Written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan, which is one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, opens and closes with gorgeous shots of the Barents Sea splashing against the coastline, the waves caressing rocks and jetties with grace and fury, set to a swelling score by Philip Glass. The images impart entirely different meanings once you’ve experienced the pressure-cooker drama in-between.”-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

    “A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA..At once intimate and enormous”-A.O.Scott, New York Times    

    “ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Not just masterful but hugely important”-The Playlist

    “All the detail and density of a great novel—Sweeping, curious, and bold”-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SAT, MAR 14, 7p:

    Encore Miami Screening !

     

    OSCAR WINNER

    Best Foreign Language Film

    IDA

    Directed by PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI/Poland/2014/80mins.

    With Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Halina Skoczynska

     

     

    From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s

    Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. She is shocked with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. (In Polish with English subtitles).

    Critics' Pick! "ONE OF THE FINEST EUROPEAN FILMS IN RECENT MEMORY."-A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR. NOT TO BE MISSED."-George Robinson, The Jewish Week

     

    "A compact gem of perfection. A total marvel." -Dana Stevens, Slate

     

    "Absolutely stunning, one of the year's best films”

    -Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, MAR 14, 9p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by PETER STRICKLAND/UK/2014/105mins.

    With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eugenia Caruso, Monica Swinn

     

     

    Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

     

    WINNER:

    Hamptons Film Festival Pioneering Vision Award

    “A DELIGHT. VISUALLY RAVISHING, EMOTIONALLY WISE, AND KINKY AS A COILED ROPE.”-Leslie Felpern, Hollywood Reporter

    “GRADE A. THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”-Nicola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

    “At its core, this is one of the most incisive, penetrating, and empathetic films ever made about what it truly means to love another person, audaciously disguised as salacious midnight-movie fare. NO BETTER PICTURE IS LIKELY TO SURFACE ALL YEAR.”-Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

     SUN, MAR 15, 5p:

     

    "Best of Cannes"

    (ICS Grand Prix Award)

    Oscar Nominee Best Actress

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

    Directed by JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE/Belgium/2014/95mins.

    With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Sallée

     

     

    After screening all of the Dardennes’ films, MBC is happy to bring you their latest. For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    WINNER:

    International Cinephile Society Awards Grand Prix,

    Cannes

    National Society of Film Critics Best Actress

    New York Film Critics Best Actress

    Village Voice Poll Best Actress

    Women Film Critics Best Foreign Film About Women

     

    European Film Awards Best Actress

     

    Sydney Film Festival Best Film

     

    Boston Film Critics Best Foreign Film, Best Actress

    “IT’S A DEEPLY LOVABLE FILM, SATISFYING, NOURISHING AND ACCESSIBLE..we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.”-Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

    TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT IS A SMALL MIRACLE OF A MOVIE, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

     

    “The Dardenne brothers… specialize in the drama of the ordinary, and they impart to their characters a dignity that often eludes them in life.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SUN, MAR 15, 6:45p:

    Encore Miami Screening !

     

    OSCAR WINNER

    Best Foreign Language Film

    IDA

    Directed by PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI/Poland/2014/80mins.

    With Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Halina Skoczynska

     

     

    From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s

    Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. She is shocked with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. (In Polish with English subtitles).

    Critics' Pick! "ONE OF THE FINEST EUROPEAN FILMS IN RECENT MEMORY."-A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR. NOT TO BE MISSED."-George Robinson, The Jewish Week

     

    "A compact gem of perfection. A total marvel." -Dana Stevens, Slate

     

    "Absolutely stunning, one of the year's best films”

    -Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, MAR 15, 8:45p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by PETER STRICKLAND/UK/2014/105mins.

    With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eugenia Caruso, Monica Swinn

     

     

    Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

     

    WINNER:

    Hamptons Film Festival Pioneering Vision Award

    “A DELIGHT. VISUALLY RAVISHING, EMOTIONALLY WISE, AND KINKY AS A COILED ROPE.”-Leslie Felpern, Hollywood Reporter

    “GRADE A. THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”-Nicola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

    “At its core, this is one of the most incisive, penetrating, and empathetic films ever made about what it truly means to love another person, audaciously disguised as salacious midnight-movie fare. NO BETTER PICTURE IS LIKELY TO SURFACE ALL YEAR.”-Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

    • 18 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    WED, MAR 18, 7p:

    Encore Miami Screening !

     

    OSCAR WINNER

    Best Foreign Language Film

    IDA

    Directed by PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI/Poland/2014/80mins.

    With Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Halina Skoczynska

     

     

    From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s

    Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. She is shocked with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. (In Polish with English subtitles).

    Critics' Pick! "ONE OF THE FINEST EUROPEAN FILMS IN RECENT MEMORY."-A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR. NOT TO BE MISSED."-George Robinson, The Jewish Week

     

    "A compact gem of perfection. A total marvel." -Dana Stevens, Slate

     

    "Absolutely stunning, one of the year's best films”

    -Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

    • 18 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 58

     

    WED, MAR 18, 9p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by PETER STRICKLAND/UK/2014/105mins.

    With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eugenia Caruso, Monica Swinn

     

     

    Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

     

    WINNER:

    Hamptons Film Festival Pioneering Vision Award

    “A DELIGHT. VISUALLY RAVISHING, EMOTIONALLY WISE, AND KINKY AS A COILED ROPE.”-Leslie Felpern, Hollywood Reporter

    “GRADE A. THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”-Nicola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

    “At its core, this is one of the most incisive, penetrating, and empathetic films ever made about what it truly means to love another person, audaciously disguised as salacious midnight-movie fare. NO BETTER PICTURE IS LIKELY TO SURFACE ALL YEAR.”-Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 6:50 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, MAR 19, 6:50p:

     

    “ORSON WELLES at 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition

    In collaboration with Miami Int. Film Festival

     

     

     

     

    Florida Premiere of the new restoration!

    OTHELLO

    Directed by ORSON WELLES/1952/restoration 2014/93mins.

    With Orson Welles, Micheal Macliammoir, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote

     

     

    Restored Version poster from the MBC Archive on exhibition at MBC in March.

    Soon after the release of Macbeth, in 1948, Orson Welles decided to adapt another Shakespeare play, Othello. The film's shoot was fraught with pitfalls, including the original producer going bankrupt and unforeseen cast changes, leading Welles to suspend filming several times. The result is an astounding and breathtakingly beautiful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy: the actor-director, assisted by renowned production designer Alexandre Trauner, glorifies each shot of his Othello with clever contrasts between shadow and light. Orson Welles exerts his genius with a masterpiece of unique aesthetics, earning a well-deserved Palme d'Or in Cannes in 1952. We are proud to announce the film is finally available in a brand new 2K digital restoration!

    The moor Othello, a well-esteemed Venetian general, and the beautiful Desdemona, senator Brabantio's daughter, hold secret nuptials in Venice. At the far end of the church, two men stand in the background: there is Iago, Othello's officer who hides an immeasurable hatred for him, and Roderigo, madly in love with Desdemona. After their union, Othello leaves to fight the Turkish fleet, then meets up with his wife in Cyprus, where he is appointed governor. The deceitful Iago is determined to tear apart the newlyweds' bliss by manipulating their entourage...

    WINNER: Palme d’Or

    Cannes Film Festival

    “Orson's bravery – along with his imagination, his selfishness, his generosity, his cruelty, his tolerance, his impatience, his sensitivity, his coarseness, and his vision – is magnificently excessive.”-Micheál MACLIAMMÓIR

    “The most visually splendiferous of Welles films”-Film Comment

    “Like Welles, his Othello roars for itself”-NY Times

    “ONE PART SHAKESPEARE AND THREE PARTS WELLES”-Village Voice

    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 58

     

    THU, MAR 19, 9p:

     

    Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!

    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

    Directed by PETER STRICKLAND/UK/2014/105mins.

    With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eugenia Caruso, Monica Swinn

     

     

    Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

     

    WINNER:

    Hamptons Film Festival Pioneering Vision Award

    “A DELIGHT. VISUALLY RAVISHING, EMOTIONALLY WISE, AND KINKY AS A COILED ROPE.”-Leslie Felpern, Hollywood Reporter

    “GRADE A. THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”-Nicola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

    “At its core, this is one of the most incisive, penetrating, and empathetic films ever made about what it truly means to love another person, audaciously disguised as salacious midnight-movie fare. NO BETTER PICTURE IS LIKELY TO SURFACE ALL YEAR.”-Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

    • 20 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    FRI, MAR 20, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 20 Mar 2015
    • 9:10 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    FRI, MAR 20, 9:10p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 4:20 PM - 6:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SAT, MAR 21, 4:20p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!   

    DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!       

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SAT, MAR 21, 6:30p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!         

    DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!

    Meet the stars after THIS screening!     

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 9:10 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SAT, MAR 21, 9:10p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!        

    DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!

    Meet the stars BEFORE tonight's screening, at 6:30pm!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 4:50 PM - 6:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SUN, MAR 22, 4:50p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SUN, MAR 22, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 9:10 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SUN, MAR 22, 9:10p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 23 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 27
     

     

    MON, MAR 23, 7p:

     

    “S P E A K I N G   I N   C I N E M A”

    A series of events at MBC

    celebrating cinema as a art-form!

     

     

       

    With Special Guests

    Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla The stars of GIRLHOOD

     

     

    and L.A. Weekly Chief Film Critic

    AMY NICHOLSON

     

    Hosted by

    Miami New Times and DtHL Film Critic

    JUAN BARQUIN

     

    discussing... 

    GIRLHOOD

    and

    More!

     

    Made possible by the generous support of the

    John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,

    as part of its Knight Arts Challenge,

    with additional support from

    The Sagamore Hotel, Nespresso,

    and the French Embassy.

     

    with After-Party at the Sagamore Hotel

     

    The SPEAKING IN CINEMA Series presented by the Miami Beach Cinematheque is a series of events giving an in-depth look at the intricacies of the art of filmmaking led by local and visiting film critics. With filmmakers, artists and international specialists as guests, connecting to and supplementing MBC programming, the series is an ongoing and inclusive celebration of the art of cinema, the “Seventh Art”, which brings together all of the other six. SPEAKING IN CINEMA explores cinema’s past, present and future as the medium that encompasses spatial, temporal and visual aspects of art. The series provides a platform for continued engagement with a video library of the events to be released soon on the MBC website.

    ("Speaking In Cinema" is 7-8:30p at MBC,

    the After-Party is 8:45-10:30p at the Sagamore) 

     

    Don't Miss the film GIRLHOOD!

     

    *Speaking In Cinema does not include a screening of the film, but it does include clips from the film with discussion.

    For showtimes of GIRLHOOD, please visit the March Calendar Page. 

        

                

      

                             

     

                                    

    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    TUE, MAR 24, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 9:10 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    TUE, MAR 24, 9:10p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 25 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    WED, MAR 25, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 25 Mar 2015
    • 9:10 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    WED, MAR 25, 9:10p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!      

     DON’T MISS THE STARS OF GIRLHOOD KARIDJA TOURÉ and ASSA SYLLA who will be our special guests for “Speaking in Cinema” on MON March 23!   

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 6:50 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 58

     

    THU, MAR 26, 6:50p:

     

    “ORSON WELLES at 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition

    In collaboration with Miami Int. Film Festival

     

     

     

    Reconstructed version!

    TOUCH OF EVIL

    Directed by ORSON WELLES/1958/Revised 1998/95mins.

    With Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich

     

     

    Spanish poster from the MBC Archive on exhibition at MBC in March.

    Directed by Orson Welles, Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. This is the Reconstructed version based on Orson Welles’ original vision.

    “The 1998 revision is more than just another version, it’s an attempt at artistic reclamation by proxy. “(A)n academic example of what Welles intended,” is how revision producer Rick Schmidlin described it in 1998. “There can be no such thing as a restored version,” reminds Bob O’Neil, the head of preservation and restoration at Universal, “because in order for there to be a restored version, there needs to be a version to restore and there never was a Welles version.”-Parallax View

    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    THU, MAR 26, 9p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!        

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    FRI, MAR 27, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    FRI, MAR 27, 9p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 10:50 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    FRI, MAR 27, 10:50p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, MAR 28, 3p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, MAR 28, 5p:

     

    “ORSON WELLES at 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition

    In collaboration with Miami Int. Film Festival

     

     

     

      Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

     MAGICIAN:

     THE ASTONISHING LIFE & WORK

    OF ORSON WELLES

    Documentary directed by CHUCK WORKMAN/2014/95mins.

    Featuring Orson Welles, Peter Bogdonovich, Richard Linklater,

    John Houseman, Steven Spielberg, Jeanne Moreau,

    Martin Scorsese, Anthony Perkins, Costa-Gavras, and more…

     

    “If you want a happy ending, that depends on where you end your story”-Orson Welles

    Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman brings a new work on Orson Welles to the screen! Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker.

     

    North American Premiere at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival

     

    “A lively and fresh retelling of the protean artist's eventful life.”-Hollywood Reporter

     

    “This valuable documentary is the easiest, and in some cases only, way to appreciate the work of one of the medium's most accomplished artists.”

    -Film Journal

    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 6:45 PM - 8:35 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SAT, MAR 28, 6:45p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!        

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, MAR 28, 9p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 10:50 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, MAR 28, 10:50p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 29 Mar 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SUN, MAR 29, 3p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!        

     

     GIRLHOOD

    (Bande de filles)

    Directed by Céline Sciamma/France/2015/112mins.

    Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

     

     

    Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. (In French with English subtitles).

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night

    Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight

     

    Winner:

    San Sebastián International Film Festival Otra Mirada Award

    Women Film Critic’s Circle Awards

    Best Unreleased film about Women 2014

     

    “CRITICS' PICK! Radiant... thrilling... powerful!"
    -Alan Scherstul, Village Voice


    “ONE OF THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE FILMS IN YEARS!”-Eric Kohn, Indiewire

     

    “ENERGETIC… HUGELY UPLIFTING”
    – Jessica Kiang, Indiewire’s The Playlist

     

    “A MAGNETIC CENTRAL PERFORMANCE FROM STUNNING NEWCOMER KARIDJA TOURÉ”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter 

    “Céline Sciamma's films are delicate and emotional examinations of, to quote Madonna, "what it feels like for a girl." Sciamma has directed three features thus far…It takes an intuitive and devoted filmmaker like Sciamma to go beneath the surface of "girlhood", to remove the normal trappings, and to look at all of the different forces and influences in play. "Girlhood," her latest, is a powerful and entertaining film about a gang of girls, and what friendship means, the protection it provides.”-Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

    “IT’S THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO BOYHOOD, YET IT MANAGES TO DIG DEEPER…GIRLHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR. Truly a must-see.”–Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk
    • 29 Mar 2015
    • 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, MAR 29, 5:15p:

     

    “ORSON WELLES at 100”

    Retrospective & Exhibition

    In collaboration with Miami Int. Film Festival

     

     

     

      Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!  

     MAGICIAN:

     THE ASTONISHING LIFE & WORK

    OF ORSON WELLES

    Documentary directed by CHUCK WORKMAN/2014/95mins.

    Featuring Orson Welles, Peter Bogdonovich, Richard Linklater,

    John Houseman, Steven Spielberg, Jeanne Moreau,

    Martin Scorsese, Anthony Perkins, Costa-Gavras, and more…

     

    “If you want a happy ending, that depends on where you end your story”-Orson Welles

    Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman brings a new work on Orson Welles to the screen! Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker.

     

    North American Premiere at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival

     

    “A lively and fresh retelling of the protean artist's eventful life.”-Hollywood Reporter

     

    “This valuable documentary is the easiest, and in some cases only, way to appreciate the work of one of the medium's most accomplished artists.”

    -Film Journal

    • 29 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, MAR 29, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 29 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, MAR 29, 9p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 30 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    MON, MAR 30, 7p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto

    • 30 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM - 10:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    MON, MAR 30, 9p:

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

     IT FOLLOWS

    Directed by DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL/2014/100mins.

     With Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Keir Gilcrest  

    After his acclaimed film The Myth of the American Sleepover, director David Robert Mitchell takes on horror with one of the most artistic examples of “the New Horror” wave in American independent cinema, IT FOLLOWS, an immediate cult-like hit at the Cannes Critic’s Week. For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

     

     

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals

    WINNER: Best Film Gérardmer Film Festival

    WINNER: Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest

     

    WINNER: International Critics Award and Youth Prize

     

    Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS”-The Dissolve

     

    “Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years–TENDER, REMARKABLY INGENIOUS AND SCALP-PRICKINGLY SCARY.”-The Telegraph

     

     “CREEPY, SUSPENSEFUL and SUSTAINED, THIS SKILLFULLY MADE LO-FI HORROR MOVIE PLAYS KNOWINGLY WITH GENRE TROPES and yet never winks at the audience, giving it a refreshing face-value earnestness that makes it all the more gripping.”-David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

    “..through David Robert Mitchell’s writing and direction IT FOLLOWS IS ONE FUN, LEAN HORROR MACHINE.”-Way Too Indie

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: 

     For It Follows, you decided to switch to a horror film while retaining the DNA of The Myth Of American Sleepover (Detroit, the teenagers, the mood, etc). How did you come to this idea?   

     I had the idea for the film for years. When I was a kid I had nightmares about being followed by monsters and vampires. I had trouble sleeping - these dreams were so scary. It probably started there. The fact that it has similarities to Myth happened pretty naturally. I wondered what it would be like if the kids from Myth were thrown into a more supernatural world. After reading the script, my friend and editor Julio Perez told me that it seemed like a very dark sequel to Myth. That seemed pretty funny to me, but I think it might be somewhat true. It wasn’t intentional, but I can understand people seeing it that way. While Myth suggests a gentle kindness and hope, this film is filled with fear and dread.

     I remember this scene in The Myth Of American Sleepover involving a Ouija board to summon spirits... It Follows is your own take on horror genre. How would you describe it?

    This film is certainly inspired by a strange mixture of John Carpenter, Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Kubrick, Polanski, Jacques Tourneur, Jean Rollin, Cronenberg, Dario Argento and many other filmmakers who have made some pretty wonderful horror films.

    The Myth Of American Sleepover showed that adolescence and youth were moody and beautiful. It Follows shows an uglier side: fear of sex, angry parents... Are you planning a trilogy?

     

    I’m not planning a third film to fit with this pair, but that doesn’t mean I won’t make one accidentally. I have a few other scripts and some ideas that could easily fit within this world. The similarities will probably happen naturally. There’s one in particular that I’m excited about. It’s an adventure/mystery with a bit of comedy - plus it’s centred on adults. We’ll see which one I’m able to make next.

     

    Interview by Léo Soesanto