WED, SEPT 24, 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 Guest
and Guest Film Critic
Miami Film Critic
discussing James Franco's
CHILD OF GOD
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 and Nespresso.
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)
SPEAKING IN CINEMA is supported by:
And Don't miss seeing the film!
(see showtimes on separate event pages)...
FRI, SEPT 19-SUN, SEPT 28:
CHILD OF GOD
Directed by JAMES FRANCO/2014/104mins.
With Scott Haze, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake, James Franco
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Franco, and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men), Child of God tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad (Scott Haze, who spent four months living in an isolated cabin and caves in rural Tennessee to prepare for the role), a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Set in a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God is structured in three segments with each segment describing Ballad’s ever-growing isolation of from society and social mores.
WINNER: Breakthrough Performer Award
Click Here for James Franco’s statement about the film and Scott Haze
“★★★★ A multi-hyphenate renaissance man James Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly Cormac McCarthy adaptation…CHILD OF GOD SHOWCASES A JAW-DROPPING TURN FROM SCOTT HAZE AS LESTER BALLARD.”-Xan Brooks, The Guardian
“The title character in Child of God is Lester Ballard undefined played by a ferocious Scott Haze…WHOSE MESMERIZING PERFORMANCE GIVES THE MOVIE ITS BALAST AND ITS FITFUL, NERVOUS ENERGY.”-Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“THIS IS AMBITIOUS, CHALLENGING FILMMAKING, ELEVATED BY FRANCO’S COMPASSION AND HAZE’S REVELATORY ACTING…Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch.”-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Moving right along from his well-received As I Lay Dying, James Franco hurls himself into the work of one of Faulkner’s spiritual descendants… FRANCO HAS EMERGED WITH AN EXTREMELY FAITHFUL, SUITABLY RAW BUT STILL RELATIVELY HEMMED-IN ADAPTATION.”-Justin Chang, Variety