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    • 01 Sep 2014
    • 12:00 AM
    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 11:59 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

    SEPTEMBER TRAILERS


    WED, SEPTEMBER 03 & 

    SUN, SEPTEMBER 07

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement

    ”Cinephile’s Choice”

    NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY

    (Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan)

    An Epic Reimagining of Crime and Punishment

    Directed by Lav Diaz


    THU, SEPTEMBER 04 | 7p & 9p

    “Masters of Jewish Cinema Series”

    Presented by Miami Jewish Film Festival & MBC

    (Double Feature)

    THE DOG

    A Documentary by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren

    and

    DOG DAY AFTERNOON

    Directed by Sidney Lumet


    FRI, SEPTEMBER 05—

    WED, SEPTEMBER 17

    Miami Encore Screenings

    BOYHOOD

    Directed by Richard Linklater


    FRI, SEPTEMBER 05—THU, SEPTEMBER 18

    Miami Premiere Engagement

    JEALOUSY

    (La jalousie)

    Directed by Philippe Garrel


    WED, SEPTEMBER, 10 | 9p

    U.S. Theatrical Premiere

    One Night Only!

    DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED

    Directed by David Lynch


    THU, SEPTEMBER 11 | 6:30p

    “Masters of Jewish Cinema Series”

    Presented by Miami Jewish Film Festival and MBC

    THE PAWNBROKER

    Directed by Sidney Lumet

    (Hosted by David N. Meyer)


    THU, SEPTEMBER 11—

    SUN, SEPTEMBER 14

    “The Second Annual Miami Fashion Film Festival”

    ADVANCED STYLE

    Directed by Lina Plioplyte


    TUE, SEPTEMBER 16 | 7p

    ”Cinema Green”

    In Collaboration with ECOMB

    PLANET OCEAN

    Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot


    THU, SEPTEMBER 18 | 7p

    “Masters of Jewish Cinema Series”

    Presented by Miami Jewish Film Festival and MBC

    NETWORK

    Directed by Sidney Lumet

    (Hosted by Juan Barquin and Ana Morgenstern)


    FRI, SEPTEMBER 19—THU, SEPTEMBER 28

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement

    CHILD OF GOD

    Directed by James Franco

    (Click HERE for Info on Child of God “Speaking in Cinema” Event with Actor Scott Haze at MBC)


    SAT, SEPTEMBER 20—

    SUN, SEPTEMBER 21

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement

    LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

    A Documentary by Thom Andersen


    THU, SEPTEMBER 25—

    SUN, SEPTEMBER 28

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by Tim Sutton

    • 17 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    WED, SEPT 17, 7p:

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami

    JEALOUSY

    (la jalousie)

    Directed by PHILLIPPE GARREL/France/2014/77mins.

    With Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis

     

     

     

    One of the major French filmmakers of the post-New Wave, Philippe Garrel has belatedly been recognized as a master in America, and Jealousy may be his most accessible film in nearly 50 years of filmmaking. Shot in lustrous, widescreen black and white by the great Willy Kurant (Masculin Feminin), the film opens with a man leaving his wife and daughter and, in a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tells the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision. The director casts his son and frequent star Louis Garrel as the husband who moves into a garret apartment with his actress girlfriend (Anna Mouglalis) and struggles with fidelity and the temptation to give up their art for an easier life. Shot with Garrel’s celebrated sensitivity and attention to faces, bodies, hands and the intricacies of the human heart, Jealousy is an especially intimate, deeply poignant and never less than enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal. (In French with English subtitles).

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Venice, Toronto, New York Film Festivals

    “Jealousy is a work of rueful, retrospective wisdom, but ITS ROUGH-EDGED BEAUTY IS VERY MUCH OF THE MOMENT-there, Garrel seizes the day.”-The New Yorker

    “PURE, SIMPLE, AND HEARTBREAKING in its playing out,moment by moment, of love and betrayal.”-Stuart Klawans, The Nation

    • 17 Sep 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    WED, SEPT 17, 8:30p:

     

    Miami Encore Screenings!

    BOYHOOD

    Directed by RICHARD LINKLATER/2014/166mins.

    With Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater

     

     

    Filmed over twelve years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette and Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha. BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past, and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking of our own journey.

     

    WINNER: Best Director Berlin Film Festival

    Prize of the German Art House Cinemas

    Lone Star Award SXSW Film Festival

    Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress,

    Seattle Film Festival

    “TRANSPORTING. A profound movie experience"-Manohla Dargis, New York Times

    “One of the best films of the summer and the year..Linklater is a true poet of the everyday”-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    “A MASTERPIECE OF AMERICAN MOVIE-MAKING”

    -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

     

    “ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY MOVIES OF THE 21st CENTURY”

    -A.O Scott, New York Times

     

    “AN UNPRECIDENTED ACHIEVEMENT”-Eric Kohn, IndieWire

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, SEPT 18, 7p:

     

    “Masters of Jewish Cinema Series”

    SIDNEY LUMET

    Presented by

    Miami Jewish Film Festival & MBC

    NETWORK

    Directed by SIDNEY LUMET/1975/121mins.

    With Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, William Holden,

    Beatrice Straight, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty

     

     

    Likely, Lumet’s best known work and arguably his greatest achievement. Upon learning that he’s to be fired due to his station’s declining popularity, an iconic evening news anchor’s sudden transformation into a ranting demagogue turns the station into a carnival of angry populism, ridiculous radicalism, and, of course, sky-high ratings. The film earned Oscars for scriptwriter Paddy Chayefsky and actors Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight.

     

    WINNER: Academy Award Best Actor and Best Actress,

    Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress

    Los Angeles Film Critics Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay New York Film Critics Best Screenplay

    “In Network, which is rarely thought of as a "director's picture," it is his unobtrusive skill that allows all those different notes and energy levels to exist within the same film. In other hands, the film might have whirled to pieces. In his, it became a touchstone.”-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

    Hosted by film critics Juan Barquin & Ana Morgenstern

    Juan Barguin is film critic and co-founder of the website Dim The House Lights, (dimthehouselights.com), and his work has appeared in Miami New Times & YAM Magazine.

    Ana Morgenstern is contributor to the film and music website, Independent Ethos (indieethos.wordpress.com), Ana’s interests lie at the intersection of critical theory, popular, and visual culture. She has lectured on comparative politics, globalization, and international relations at the University of Miami, and has been published in academic journals.

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 9:30 PM - 10:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, SEPT 18, 9:30p:

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami

    JEALOUSY

    (la jalousie)

    Directed by PHILLIPPE GARREL/France/2014/77mins.

    With Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis

     

     

     

    One of the major French filmmakers of the post-New Wave, Philippe Garrel has belatedly been recognized as a master in America, and Jealousy may be his most accessible film in nearly 50 years of filmmaking. Shot in lustrous, widescreen black and white by the great Willy Kurant (Masculin Feminin), the film opens with a man leaving his wife and daughter and, in a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tells the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision. The director casts his son and frequent star Louis Garrel as the husband who moves into a garret apartment with his actress girlfriend (Anna Mouglalis) and struggles with fidelity and the temptation to give up their art for an easier life. Shot with Garrel’s celebrated sensitivity and attention to faces, bodies, hands and the intricacies of the human heart, Jealousy is an especially intimate, deeply poignant and never less than enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal. (In French with English subtitles).

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:

    Venice, Toronto, New York Film Festivals

    “Jealousy is a work of rueful, retrospective wisdom, but ITS ROUGH-EDGED BEAUTY IS VERY MUCH OF THE MOMENT-there, Garrel seizes the day.”-The New Yorker

    “PURE, SIMPLE, AND HEARTBREAKING in its playing out,moment by moment, of love and betrayal.”-Stuart Klawans, The Nation

    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    FRI, SEPT 19, 7p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    FRI, SEPT 19, 9p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 20 Sep 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SAT, SEPT 20, 5:30p:

     

    THOM ANDERSEN’s

    LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

    Documentary by THOM ANDERSEN/USA/2003/170mins.

     

     

    Thom Andersen's landmark documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is a fascinating look at the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown - as seen entirely through the films themselves. The film will play selected cities in celebration of its release on Blu Ray by Cinema Guild in October.

     

    Click here to read Scott Foundas’s article in Variety on LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF and the restoration.

     

    "Masterful...One of the great films of the century to date." -Calum Marsh, Village Voice

     

    ★★★★★ A revelatory two-part documentary, a film that trains you to look at things askew… you’ve just got to clear your schedule and commit to this.”-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

    New York

    "The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles."-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

     

    • 20 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SAT, SEPT 20, 9p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 21 Sep 2014
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SUN, SEPT 21, 4:30p:

     

    THOM ANDERSEN’s

    LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

    Documentary by THOM ANDERSEN/USA/2003/170mins.

     

     

    Thom Andersen's landmark documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is a fascinating look at the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown - as seen entirely through the films themselves. The film will play selected cities in celebration of its release on Blu Ray by Cinema Guild in October.

     

    Click here to read Scott Foundas’s article in Variety on LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF and the restoration.

     

    "Masterful...One of the great films of the century to date." -Calum Marsh, Village Voice

     

    ★★★★★ A revelatory two-part documentary, a film that trains you to look at things askew… you’ve just got to clear your schedule and commit to this.”-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

    New York

    "The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles."-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

     

    • 21 Sep 2014
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SUN, SEPT 21, 8p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 24 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    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

    Actor

    SCOTT HAZE,

    star of James Franco's CHILD OF GOD

     

    and Variety Chief Film Critic

    JUSTIN CHANG

     

    Hosted by

    Miami Film Critic

    ANDRES SOLAR

     

    discussing 

    CHILD OF GOD 

    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 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:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    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

     

     

    • 25 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, SEPT 25, 7p:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by TIM SUTTON/USA/2014/78mins.

    With Willis Earl Beal

     

    Memphis Directed by Tim Sutton

     

    "In Tim Sutton's second feature, Memphis , the musician Willis Earl Beal plays a blues singer of the same name, who is facing a devastating artistic crisis--composing and performing block. His desperate efforts at self-healing take him on a spiritual journey through the city of the title as he encounters friends, confidants, and religious counsellor's dispensing hard-earned wisdom. Memphis itself plays a leading role in the film, by way of richly textured, sunlight-imbued images of streets and houses, churches and roads. With his loamy mosaic of drifting moods and troubled memories, Sutton offers a pictorial translation of the blues, a vision of an American classicism sheltered by the urban landscape’s mystical embrace.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival,

    Miami Film Festival

    “Certainly a filmmaker with a distinct vision, taking some cues from the likes of Gus Van Sant or Jim Jarmusch, Sutton is confident in letting his lead command the screen for most of the film.”-Dan Mecca, The Film Stage

    "What continues to keep Memphis engaging is Seth Bomse's rhythmic edit and the stunning musical accompaniment - intertwined with a score by Beal himself - that feel as evocative of the place as they do the man.”-Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

    • 25 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    THU, SEPT 25, 9p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 26 Sep 2014
    • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    FRI, SEPT 26, 7:15p:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by TIM SUTTON/USA/2014/78mins.

    With Willis Earl Beal

     

    Memphis Directed by Tim Sutton

     

    "In Tim Sutton's second feature, Memphis , the musician Willis Earl Beal plays a blues singer of the same name, who is facing a devastating artistic crisis--composing and performing block. His desperate efforts at self-healing take him on a spiritual journey through the city of the title as he encounters friends, confidants, and religious counsellor's dispensing hard-earned wisdom. Memphis itself plays a leading role in the film, by way of richly textured, sunlight-imbued images of streets and houses, churches and roads. With his loamy mosaic of drifting moods and troubled memories, Sutton offers a pictorial translation of the blues, a vision of an American classicism sheltered by the urban landscape’s mystical embrace.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival,

    Miami Film Festival

    “Certainly a filmmaker with a distinct vision, taking some cues from the likes of Gus Van Sant or Jim Jarmusch, Sutton is confident in letting his lead command the screen for most of the film.”-Dan Mecca, The Film Stage

    "What continues to keep Memphis engaging is Seth Bomse's rhythmic edit and the stunning musical accompaniment - intertwined with a score by Beal himself - that feel as evocative of the place as they do the man.”-Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

    • 26 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    FRI, SEPT 26, 9p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

     

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SAT, SEPT 27, 7:15p:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by TIM SUTTON/USA/2014/78mins.

    With Willis Earl Beal

     

    Memphis Directed by Tim Sutton

     

    "In Tim Sutton's second feature, Memphis , the musician Willis Earl Beal plays a blues singer of the same name, who is facing a devastating artistic crisis--composing and performing block. His desperate efforts at self-healing take him on a spiritual journey through the city of the title as he encounters friends, confidants, and religious counsellor's dispensing hard-earned wisdom. Memphis itself plays a leading role in the film, by way of richly textured, sunlight-imbued images of streets and houses, churches and roads. With his loamy mosaic of drifting moods and troubled memories, Sutton offers a pictorial translation of the blues, a vision of an American classicism sheltered by the urban landscape’s mystical embrace.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival,

    Miami Film Festival

    “Certainly a filmmaker with a distinct vision, taking some cues from the likes of Gus Van Sant or Jim Jarmusch, Sutton is confident in letting his lead command the screen for most of the film.”-Dan Mecca, The Film Stage

    "What continues to keep Memphis engaging is Seth Bomse's rhythmic edit and the stunning musical accompaniment - intertwined with a score by Beal himself - that feel as evocative of the place as they do the man.”-Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SAT, SEPT 27, 9p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA" with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

     

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 28 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SUN, SEPT 28, 7p:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by TIM SUTTON/USA/2014/78mins.

    With Willis Earl Beal

     

    Memphis Directed by Tim Sutton

     

    "In Tim Sutton's second feature, Memphis , the musician Willis Earl Beal plays a blues singer of the same name, who is facing a devastating artistic crisis--composing and performing block. His desperate efforts at self-healing take him on a spiritual journey through the city of the title as he encounters friends, confidants, and religious counsellor's dispensing hard-earned wisdom. Memphis itself plays a leading role in the film, by way of richly textured, sunlight-imbued images of streets and houses, churches and roads. With his loamy mosaic of drifting moods and troubled memories, Sutton offers a pictorial translation of the blues, a vision of an American classicism sheltered by the urban landscape’s mystical embrace.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival,

    Miami Film Festival

    “Certainly a filmmaker with a distinct vision, taking some cues from the likes of Gus Van Sant or Jim Jarmusch, Sutton is confident in letting his lead command the screen for most of the film.”-Dan Mecca, The Film Stage

    "What continues to keep Memphis engaging is Seth Bomse's rhythmic edit and the stunning musical accompaniment - intertwined with a score by Beal himself - that feel as evocative of the place as they do the man.”-Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

    • 28 Sep 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SUN, SEPT 28, 8:30p:

     

    South Florida Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    And don’t miss "SPEAKING IN CINEMA"

    with star SCOTT HAZE and Variety Chief Film Critic JUSTIN CHANG, hosted by Miami Film Critic ANDRES SOLAR, Wednesday, Sept 24! 

     

    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

    Hamptons Film Festival

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York Film Festivals

    ★★★★ 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 Tork 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

    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    WED, OCT 01, 7p:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by TIM SUTTON/USA/2014/78mins.

    With Willis Earl Beal

     

    Memphis Directed by Tim Sutton

     

    "In Tim Sutton's second feature, Memphis , the musician Willis Earl Beal plays a blues singer of the same name, who is facing a devastating artistic crisis--composing and performing block. His desperate efforts at self-healing take him on a spiritual journey through the city of the title as he encounters friends, confidants, and religious counsellor's dispensing hard-earned wisdom. Memphis itself plays a leading role in the film, by way of richly textured, sunlight-imbued images of streets and houses, churches and roads. With his loamy mosaic of drifting moods and troubled memories, Sutton offers a pictorial translation of the blues, a vision of an American classicism sheltered by the urban landscape’s mystical embrace.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival,

    Miami Film Festival

    “Certainly a filmmaker with a distinct vision, taking some cues from the likes of Gus Van Sant or Jim Jarmusch, Sutton is confident in letting his lead command the screen for most of the film.”-Dan Mecca, The Film Stage

    "What continues to keep Memphis engaging is Seth Bomse's rhythmic edit and the stunning musical accompaniment - intertwined with a score by Beal himself - that feel as evocative of the place as they do the man.”-Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    WED, OCT 01, 8:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     
    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    THU, OCT 02, 7p:

     

    Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

    MEMPHIS

    Directed by TIM SUTTON/USA/2014/78mins.

    With Willis Earl Beal

     

    Memphis Directed by Tim Sutton

     

    "In Tim Sutton's second feature, Memphis , the musician Willis Earl Beal plays a blues singer of the same name, who is facing a devastating artistic crisis--composing and performing block. His desperate efforts at self-healing take him on a spiritual journey through the city of the title as he encounters friends, confidants, and religious counsellor's dispensing hard-earned wisdom. Memphis itself plays a leading role in the film, by way of richly textured, sunlight-imbued images of streets and houses, churches and roads. With his loamy mosaic of drifting moods and troubled memories, Sutton offers a pictorial translation of the blues, a vision of an American classicism sheltered by the urban landscape’s mystical embrace.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival,

    Miami Film Festival

    “Certainly a filmmaker with a distinct vision, taking some cues from the likes of Gus Van Sant or Jim Jarmusch, Sutton is confident in letting his lead command the screen for most of the film.”-Dan Mecca, The Film Stage

    "What continues to keep Memphis engaging is Seth Bomse's rhythmic edit and the stunning musical accompaniment - intertwined with a score by Beal himself - that feel as evocative of the place as they do the man.”-Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    THU, OCT 02, 8:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     
    • 03 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    FRI, OCT 03, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     
    • 03 Oct 2014
    • 8:40 PM - 10:10 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

     

    FRI, OCT 03, 8:40p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THROUGH A LENS DARKLY

    Black Photographers and

    the Emergence of a People

     

    Documentary by Thomas Allen Harris/2014/92mins.

    featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas,

    CocoFusco, & many others

    The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon. The film introduces the viewer to a diverse yet focused community of storytellers who transform singular experiences into a communal journey of discovery–and a call to action.

     

    WINNER: Santa Barbara Film Festival Social Justice Award

    Los Angeles African Film Festoival Programmer’s Award

     

    "ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR."-Indiewire

     

    "CRITIC'S PICK! A lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity. The film is always absorbing to watch, but only once it’s over do you begin to grasp the extent of its ambitions..."-A. O. Scott, The New York Times

     

    "An extraordinary new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, is at-once a deep, rich dive into the history of African American photography… A MASTER CLASS IN VISUAL LITERACY."-Mia Tramz, Time Magazine

     

    "This documentary offers a much-needed correction to the historical record”-David Gonzalez, The New York Times

     

    "ENGROSSING...ENTRANCING...well-crafted. The old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words indicates the extraordinary power of the images 'Through a Lens Darkly' organizes so thoughtfully and compellingly."
    -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

     

    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SAT, OCT 04, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     
    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 8:40 PM - 10:10 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

     

    SAT, OCT 04, 8:40p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THROUGH A LENS DARKLY

    Black Photographers and

    the Emergence of a People

     

    Documentary by Thomas Allen Harris/2014/92mins.

    featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas,

    CocoFusco, & many others

    The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon. The film introduces the viewer to a diverse yet focused community of storytellers who transform singular experiences into a communal journey of discovery–and a call to action.

     

    WINNER: Santa Barbara Film Festival Social Justice Award

    Los Angeles African Film Festoival Programmer’s Award

     

    "ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR."-Indiewire

     

    "CRITIC'S PICK! A lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity. The film is always absorbing to watch, but only once it’s over do you begin to grasp the extent of its ambitions..."-A. O. Scott, The New York Times

     

    "An extraordinary new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, is at-once a deep, rich dive into the history of African American photography… A MASTER CLASS IN VISUAL LITERACY."-Mia Tramz, Time Magazine

     

    "This documentary offers a much-needed correction to the historical record”-David Gonzalez, The New York Times

     

    "ENGROSSING...ENTRANCING...well-crafted. The old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words indicates the extraordinary power of the images 'Through a Lens Darkly' organizes so thoughtfully and compellingly."
    -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

     

    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SUN, OCT 05, 6p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     
    • 08 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    WED, OCT 08, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     
    • 08 Oct 2014
    • 8:40 PM - 10:10 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

     

    WED, OCT 08, 8:40p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THROUGH A LENS DARKLY

    Black Photographers and

    the Emergence of a People

     

    Documentary by Thomas Allen Harris/2014/92mins.

    featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas,

    CocoFusco, & many others

    The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon. The film introduces the viewer to a diverse yet focused community of storytellers who transform singular experiences into a communal journey of discovery–and a call to action.

     

    WINNER: Santa Barbara Film Festival Social Justice Award

    Los Angeles African Film Festoival Programmer’s Award

     

    "ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR."-Indiewire

     

    "CRITIC'S PICK! A lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity. The film is always absorbing to watch, but only once it’s over do you begin to grasp the extent of its ambitions..."-A. O. Scott, The New York Times

     

    "An extraordinary new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, is at-once a deep, rich dive into the history of African American photography… A MASTER CLASS IN VISUAL LITERACY."-Mia Tramz, Time Magazine

     

    "This documentary offers a much-needed correction to the historical record”-David Gonzalez, The New York Times

     

    "ENGROSSING...ENTRANCING...well-crafted. The old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words indicates the extraordinary power of the images 'Through a Lens Darkly' organizes so thoughtfully and compellingly."
    -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

     

    • 09 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    THU, OCT 09, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

    ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Directed by SIGNE BAUMANE/USA/Latvia/2014/88mins.

     

     

    Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and my twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more. – Director Signe Baumane (In English)

     

    WINNER: Karloly Vari Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

     

    “...AN ENJOYABLE FUNNY AND COMPLEX TALE of the women in her family and their battles with madness, it is A WELCOME CONTRAST TO MODERN COMPUTER-GENERATED ANIMATION.”–Mark Adams, SCREEN DAILY

     

    “Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales... a fascinating and very personal look at mental illness, as well as familial and societal dictates and dynamics.”
    –Alissa Simon, VARIETY

     

    “A rollercoaster ride level of entertainment. ...BRINGS THE FORM OF ANIMATION BACK TO A MORE ADULT AND MATURE WORLD.”

    –Matt Micucci, CineCola

     

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