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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

    • 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) 

     

     

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    • 4:30 PM - 7:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SAT, SEPT 27, 4:30p:

     

    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

    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 7:30 PM - 8:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    SAT, SEPT 27, 7:30p:

     

    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
    • 4:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SUN, SEPT 28, 4p:

     

    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

    • 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
    • 57
      

    WED, OCT 01, 8:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    Meet the director SIGNE BAUMANE!

    Q&A following the film tonite!

    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
    • 4:00 PM - 6:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SAT, OCT 04, 4p:

     

    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

    • 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
    • 3:00 PM - 5:50 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    SUN, OCT 05, 3p:

     

    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

    • 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

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

    SUN, OCT 05, 8p:

     

    “Cinema Green”

    In collaboration with ECOMB,

    The Environmental Coalition of

    Miami & the Beaches

    TAPPED

    Documentary by STEPHANIE SOECHTIG & JASON LINDSEY/USA/2009/75mins.

    Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other? From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the obscure world of the bottled-water industry -- a mostly unregulated industry that privatizes our water and sells it back to us.

     

    Winner Best Documentary,

     

    Eugene Int. Film Festival

     

    Winner Best Documentary,

     

    Anchorage Int. Film Festival

    Winner Best of the Best,

    Colorado Environmental Film Festival

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

    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

     
    • 09 Oct 2014
    • 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
       

    THU, OCT 09, 8:45p:

     

    MBC GREAT DIRECTORS SERIES:

    The films of Joanna Hogg

     

    London-based director Joanna Hogg, who Martin Scorsese referred to as “a uniquely gifted filmmaker”, is a pioneer of the “New British Realism”, starting with Unrelated, her first feature. As one of the New Emerging Artists chosen by the 51st New York Film Festival, this "bold, dynamic new artist" was introduced to US audiences. Coinciding with the 2014 release of her newest film Exhibition, her previous works Unrelated and Archipelago have become available, acclaimed in Britain and film festivals for their realistic site-specific depictions of the complexities of the middle class. They are also known for the discovery of actor Tom Hiddleston (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Deep Blue Sea), who appears in all three films, making his feature film debut in Unrelated.

    Exclusive Florida Premiere!

    UNRELATED

    Directed by JOHANNA HOGG/UK/2007/100mins.

    With Tom Hiddleston, Emma Hiddleston, Katheryn Worth,

    Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Mary Roscoe

     

     

    Anna (Katheryn Worth) is the architypal British middle class woman, on a mission to escape her undisclosed relationship woes and other problems, to a rented villa in Tuscany with friends. The trip becomes a typically divisional experience where the “olds” are meant to socialize separately from the “youngs”, as is traditional, but Anna takes the risk of being experimental. As a result she makes discoveries about her friends and herself that change the course of all involved.

    Official Selection:

    New York Film Festival

    Winner: FIPRESCI Prize,

    London Film Festival

    The Guardian First Film Award

    Most Promising Newcomer Standard British Film Awards

     

    “WITHOUT A DOUBT, ONE OF THE BEST, AND MOST ORIGINAL, BRITISH FILMS OF THE YEAR”-Derek Malcolm, This In

    London

    “If Eric Rohmer were British, this is the type of film he’d make”-Philip Kemp, Total Film

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

    FRI, OCT 10, 7p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 10 Oct 2014
    • 8:50 PM - 10:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    FRI, OCT 10, 8:50p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 11 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

     

    SAT, OCT 11, 5p:

     

    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

     

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

    SAT, OCT 11, 7p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 11 Oct 2014
    • 8:45 PM - 11:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SAT, OCT 11, 8:45p:

     

    “Cinephile’s Choice”

     

    “Best of Venice"

    (Grand Jury Prize Winner)

    MBC is known for giving audiences opportunities to see some of the most challenging, provocative, acclaimed, and masterful international films of the year that usually do not get a wide theatrical release, but deserve attention. This is one of them. As a major example of what is referred to as “slow cinema”, Tsai Ming Liang has proven to be not only a pioneer but a master, with this being one his best works.

     

    Exclusive Florida Premiere Engagement!

    STRAY DOGS

    Directed by TSAI MING LIANG/France/Taiwan/2014/138mins.

     

    In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single father (Tsai mainstay Lee Kang-sheng) makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children (Lu Yi-ching and Li Yi-cheng) wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket (Chen Shiang-chyi, also a Tsai regular) takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai’s everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters, living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world. Stray Dogs is many things at once: minimal in its narrative content and syntax, as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming, and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist. –

    New York Film Festival

    WINNER:

    Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York, Toronto Film Festivals

    "A SOARING MASTERPIECE, A HUGE AND COMPLEX WORK OF ART, AND ONE FOR THE AGES."- Neil Young, Indiewire

    ★★★★★ EVERY SHOT OF STRAY DOGS HAS BEEN BUILT WITH UTTER FORMAL MASTERY; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip”-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

     

    ★★★★★ TSAI’S STRAY DOGS IS A MASTERPIECE OF SOCIAL-REALISM, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.”-Patrick Gamble, CineVue

     

    “IF THIS IS TSAI’S LAST FILM, HE’S LEAVING CINEMA BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT”-Jake Cole, Film.com

        
    • 12 Oct 2014
    • 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

     

    SUN, OCT 12, 4:15p:

     

    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

     

    • 12 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SUN, OCT 12, 6p:

     

    “Cinephile’s Choice”

     

    “Best of Venice"

    (Grand Jury Prize Winner)

    MBC is known for giving audiences opportunities to see some of the most challenging, provocative, acclaimed, and masterful international films of the year that usually do not get a wide theatrical release, but deserve attention. This is one of them. As a major example of what is referred to as “slow cinema”, Tsai Ming Liang has proven to be not only a pioneer but a master, with this being one his best works.

     

    Exclusive Florida Premiere Engagement!

    STRAY DOGS

    Directed by TSAI MING LIANG/France/Taiwan/2014/138mins.

     

    In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single father (Tsai mainstay Lee Kang-sheng) makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children (Lu Yi-ching and Li Yi-cheng) wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket (Chen Shiang-chyi, also a Tsai regular) takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai’s everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters, living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world. Stray Dogs is many things at once: minimal in its narrative content and syntax, as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming, and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist. –

    New York Film Festival

    WINNER:

    Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York, Toronto Film Festivals

    "A SOARING MASTERPIECE, A HUGE AND COMPLEX WORK OF ART, AND ONE FOR THE AGES."- Neil Young, Indiewire

    ★★★★★ EVERY SHOT OF STRAY DOGS HAS BEEN BUILT WITH UTTER FORMAL MASTERY; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip”-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

     

    ★★★★★ TSAI’S STRAY DOGS IS A MASTERPIECE OF SOCIAL-REALISM, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.”-Patrick Gamble, CineVue

     

    “IF THIS IS TSAI’S LAST FILM, HE’S LEAVING CINEMA BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT”-Jake Cole, Film.com

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

    SUN, OCT 12, 8:40p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 15 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
      

    WED, OCT 15, 7p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 15 Oct 2014
    • 8:45 PM - 11:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    WED, OCT 15, 8:45p:

     

    “Cinephile’s Choice”

     

    “Best of Venice"

    (Grand Jury Prize Winner)

    MBC is known for giving audiences opportunities to see some of the most challenging, provocative, acclaimed, and masterful international films of the year that usually do not get a wide theatrical release, but deserve attention. This is one of them. As a major example of what is referred to as “slow cinema”, Tsai Ming Liang has proven to be not only a pioneer but a master, with this being one his best works.

     

    Exclusive Florida Premiere Engagement!

    STRAY DOGS

    Directed by TSAI MING LIANG/France/Taiwan/2014/138mins.

     

    In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single father (Tsai mainstay Lee Kang-sheng) makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children (Lu Yi-ching and Li Yi-cheng) wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket (Chen Shiang-chyi, also a Tsai regular) takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai’s everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters, living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world. Stray Dogs is many things at once: minimal in its narrative content and syntax, as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming, and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist. –

    New York Film Festival

    WINNER:

    Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York, Toronto Film Festivals

    "A SOARING MASTERPIECE, A HUGE AND COMPLEX WORK OF ART, AND ONE FOR THE AGES."- Neil Young, Indiewire

    ★★★★★ EVERY SHOT OF STRAY DOGS HAS BEEN BUILT WITH UTTER FORMAL MASTERY; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip”-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

     

    ★★★★★ TSAI’S STRAY DOGS IS A MASTERPIECE OF SOCIAL-REALISM, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.”-Patrick Gamble, CineVue

     

    “IF THIS IS TSAI’S LAST FILM, HE’S LEAVING CINEMA BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT”-Jake Cole, Film.com

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

    THU, OCT 16, 7p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 16 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
       

    THU, OCT 16, 9p:

     

    MBC GREAT DIRECTORS SERIES:

    The films of Joanna Hogg

     

    London-based director Joanna Hogg, who Martin Scorsese referred to as “a uniquely gifted filmmaker”, is a pioneer of the “New British Realism”, starting with Unrelated, her first feature. As one of the New Emerging Artists chosen by the 51st New York Film Festival, this "bold, dynamic new artist" was introduced to US audiences. Coinciding with the 2014 release of her newest film Exhibition, her previous works Unrelated and Archipelago have become available, acclaimed in Britain and film festivals for their realistic site-specific depictions of the complexities of the middle class. They are also known for the discovery of actor Tom Hiddleston (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Deep Blue Sea), who appears in all three films, making his feature film debut in Unrelated.

    Exclusive Florida Premiere!

    ARCHIPELAGO

    Directed by JOHANNA HOGG/UK/2010/114mins.

    With Tom Hiddleston, Lydia Leonard, Christopher Baker, Kate Fahy

    Archipelago is Johanna Hogg’s second feature film, a quietly devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis, and it resonates with many middle class families that have gone on vacation together. Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in

    Africa. His mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and his sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) decide to gather the family together in Sicily , as a farewell trip to say goodbye to Edward. Hired cook Rose (Amy Lloyd) and painting teacher Christopher (Christopher Baker, playing himself), though brought in to help, only serve to bring the family's anxieties into sharper focus. When Edward's father is delayed, the unspoken forces of absence and loss bring the family's buried anger and repressed tension to the surface.

    Winner: Special Commendation at

    London Film Festival for Best Film

    "Joanna Hogg, where have you been all my movie-loving life?...In scene after scene, MEANING SNEAKS IN AND SOMETIMES ROARS"-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "They were really brave in agreeing to just go for the ride and experience the film from moment to moment" -An interview with Joanna Hogg 

     

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

     

    FRI, OCT 17, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 17 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 9:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    FRI, OCT 17, 8:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 18 Oct 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, OCT 18, 4p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 18 Oct 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, OCT 18, 5:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 18 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    SAT, OCT 18, 7p:

     

    “Cinephile’s Choice”

     

    “Best of Venice"

    (Grand Jury Prize Winner)

    MBC is known for giving audiences opportunities to see some of the most challenging, provocative, acclaimed, and masterful international films of the year that usually do not get a wide theatrical release, but deserve attention. This is one of them. As a major example of what is referred to as “slow cinema”, Tsai Ming Liang has proven to be not only a pioneer but a master, with this being one his best works.

     

    Exclusive Florida Premiere Engagement!

    STRAY DOGS

    Directed by TSAI MING LIANG/France/Taiwan/2014/138mins.

     

    In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single father (Tsai mainstay Lee Kang-sheng) makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children (Lu Yi-ching and Li Yi-cheng) wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket (Chen Shiang-chyi, also a Tsai regular) takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai’s everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters, living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world. Stray Dogs is many things at once: minimal in its narrative content and syntax, as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming, and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist. –

    New York Film Festival

    WINNER:

    Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York, Toronto Film Festivals

    "A SOARING MASTERPIECE, A HUGE AND COMPLEX WORK OF ART, AND ONE FOR THE AGES."- Neil Young, Indiewire

    ★★★★★ EVERY SHOT OF STRAY DOGS HAS BEEN BUILT WITH UTTER FORMAL MASTERY; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip”-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

     

    ★★★★★ TSAI’S STRAY DOGS IS A MASTERPIECE OF SOCIAL-REALISM, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.”-Patrick Gamble, CineVue

     

    “IF THIS IS TSAI’S LAST FILM, HE’S LEAVING CINEMA BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT”-Jake Cole, Film.com

        
    • 18 Oct 2014
    • 9:30 PM - 10:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SAT, OCT 18, 9:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 19 Oct 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, OCT 19, 4p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 19 Oct 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, OCT 19, 5:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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

    SUN, OCT 19, 7p:

     

    “Best of Sundance”

    (Documentary Grand Prize Winner)

     

    Miami Premiere Engagement!

    RICH HILL

    Directed by ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

    & TRACY DROZ TRAGOS

    Documentary/2014/91mins.

     

     

    An examination of challenges,

    hopes and dreams of the young residents

    of a rural American town.

     

    Andrew

    Off the highway, across from the railroad track, you'll find Andrew, 13, working on his bike, talking dreams with his dad or practicing dance moves with his twin sister. He's just like a lot of American kids, except that his days are also about survival.

     

    Harley

    Harley, 15, lives with his grandma now, and eight other members of his extended family, because his mom is in prison. He misses her deeply - but he's still the first guy in the room to crack a joke and make you laugh when you least expect it.

     

    Appachey

    Appachey, 12, dreams of becoming an art teacher in

    China and finds solace in skateboards – and, despite his smarts, has had to repeat the 6th grade, which doesn't fix all the things that are broken in his life.

    WINNER: Documentary Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

    "RICH HILL IS NEARLY FLAWLESS"-Movie Mezzanine

     

    Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations."-The Playlist

     

    "Often heartbreaking, RICH HILL PRESENTS

    REAL-LIFE AS FEW FILMGOERS KNOW IT."-The Hollywood Reporter
    • 19 Oct 2014
    • 8:50 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    SUN, OCT 19, 8:50p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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

     

    MON, OCT 20, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 20 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

    MON, OCT 20, 8:30p:

     

    “Cinephile’s Choice”

     

    “Best of Venice"

    (Grand Jury Prize Winner)

    MBC is known for giving audiences opportunities to see some of the most challenging, provocative, acclaimed, and masterful international films of the year that usually do not get a wide theatrical release, but deserve attention. This is one of them. As a major example of what is referred to as “slow cinema”, Tsai Ming Liang has proven to be not only a pioneer but a master, with this being one his best works.

     

    Exclusive Florida Premiere Engagement!

    STRAY DOGS

    Directed by TSAI MING LIANG/France/Taiwan/2014/138mins.

     

    In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single father (Tsai mainstay Lee Kang-sheng) makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children (Lu Yi-ching and Li Yi-cheng) wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket (Chen Shiang-chyi, also a Tsai regular) takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai’s everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters, living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world. Stray Dogs is many things at once: minimal in its narrative content and syntax, as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming, and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist. –

    New York Film Festival

    WINNER:

    Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

    Official Selection:

    Venice, New York, Toronto Film Festivals

    "A SOARING MASTERPIECE, A HUGE AND COMPLEX WORK OF ART, AND ONE FOR THE AGES."- Neil Young, Indiewire

    ★★★★★ EVERY SHOT OF STRAY DOGS HAS BEEN BUILT WITH UTTER FORMAL MASTERY; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip”-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

     

    ★★★★★ TSAI’S STRAY DOGS IS A MASTERPIECE OF SOCIAL-REALISM, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.”-Patrick Gamble, CineVue

     

    “IF THIS IS TSAI’S LAST FILM, HE’S LEAVING CINEMA BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT”-Jake Cole, Film.com

        
    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    TUE, OCT 21, 6:45p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60
       

     

    TUE, OCT 21, 8:30p:

     

     

     

    MBC Members-Only FREE Advance Screening!
    The Miami Beach Cinematheque and the New York Film Critics Series offers MBC Members an exclusive advance screening of current independent films before they open nationwide. This nation-wide premiere screening series not only gives you “first look” at some of the best new independent films, but also presents up close and personal discussions with major movie stars, producers, writers and directors. Each New York Film Critics Series screening features Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors recorded before a live audience in New York City and moderated by Rolling Stone Film Critic Peter Travers.

    Become an MBC Member today to enjoy Members-Only previews FREE!

    Miami Pre-Premiere!    

    A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT

    Directed by ERIC POPPE/2014/Norway/117mins.

    With Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

     

     

    Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of the world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

    (In English and Norwegian with English subtitles)

    WINNER: Special Jury Prize,

    Montreal Film Festival

    The Founder’s Award, Chicago Int. Film Festival

    “Julliette Binoche infuses familiar internal crises with palpable pain and urgency”-Guy Lodge, Time Out

     

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    Featuring onscreen discussion from

    New York after the film with Rolling Stone Film Critic PETER TRAVERS and star JULIETTE BINOCHE

     

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    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    WED, OCT 22, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 9:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    WED, OCT 22, 8:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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

     

    THU, OCT 23, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 23 Oct 2014
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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    THU, OCT 23, 8:45p:

     

    MBC GREAT DIRECTORS SERIES:

    The films of Joanna Hogg

     

    London-based director Joanna Hogg, who Martin Scorsese referred to as “a uniquely gifted filmmaker”, is a pioneer of the “New British Realism”, starting with Unrelated, her first feature. As one of the New Emerging Artists chosen by the 51st New York Film Festival, this "bold, dynamic new artist" was introduced to US audiences. Coinciding with the 2014 release of her newest film Exhibition, her previous works Unrelated and Archipelago have become available, acclaimed in Britain and film festivals for their realistic site-specific depictions of the complexities of the middle class. They are also known for the discovery of actor Tom Hiddleston (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Deep Blue Sea), who appears in all three films, making his feature film debut in Unrelated.

    Exclusive Florida Premiere!

    EXHIBITION

    Directed by JOHANNA HOGG/UK/2014/104mins.

    With Tom Hiddleston, Viviane Albertine, Liam Gillak,Harry Kershaw, Mary Roscoe

    Johanna Hogg’s latest film, in her signature place-specific fashion, presents a scenario where the elaborately designed house is as important as the two main characters in the story. When D (Viv Albertine) and H (Liam Gillick) decide to sell the home they have loved and lived in for two decades, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. The upheaval causes anxieties to surface, and wife and performance artist D struggles to control the personal and creative aspects of her life with H. Dreams, memories, and fears have all imprinted themselves on their home, which exists as a container for their lives and has played such an important role in their relationship.

    Official Selection:

    Locarno Film Festival

    “One of the most important new voices to have emerged in British cinema in the last decade”…A Film Comment Interview with Joanna Hogg

    "EXCEPTIONAL. A promising writer/director of subtle emotions and family dynamics."-Dustin Chang, Twitch

    "A MASTERFUL CINEMATIC ENIGMA"-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

    "An EXQUISITELY CRAFTED AND THRILLINGLY AMBIGUOUS chamber drama."-Paul Dallas, Cinema Scope

    “Hogg's latest, Exhibition, is structured as a cinematic mosaic of interlocking sights, sounds, exchanges, happenings great and small, everyday advances, and retreats.”-Film Society of Lincoln Center

    • 24 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    FRI, OCT 24, 9p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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

     

    SAT, OCT 25, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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

     

    SUN, OCT 26, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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

     

    MON, OCT 27, 7p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    • 28 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM - 9:40 PM
    • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
    • 60

     

    TUE, OCT 28, 8:30p:

     

    Exclusive Miami Premiere Engagement!

     

    THE BLUE ROOM

    (La chambre bleue)

    Directed by MATHIEU ALMARIC/France/2014/76mins

    Based on the novel by Georges Simenon

    With Mathieu Almaric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitreneau  

     

     

    The new film by Mathieu Almaric (Actor and Best Director winner at Cannes 2012), is a seductive hommage to the classic works of Claude Chabrol and early Alain Resnais. A man and a woman, secretly in love, are alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. “Life is different when one lives it and peels it off afterwards”. What happened? What is he accused of?

     

    Official Selection:

     

    Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

    New York Film Festival

    “A WONDERFULLY SURREAL YET SUBTLE NOIR THRILLER…AMALRIC HAS CRAFTED A FASCINATING AND ENGAGING FILM…it can certainly stand in the grand French tradition of stories of crime and passion…it's not about the what, but the how, and how memories are constructed and remembered after the passion is gone…”-Shelagh Rowan, Twitch

    “While cinephiles are aware of Amalric's range as an actor, he's displaying an equally fearless and eclectic approach to his filmography as a director”

    -Boyd van Hoeij, IndieWire

     

    “French actor Mathieu Amalric has simultaneously carved out a career as an accomplished filmmaker with a handful of features that are as idiosyncratic as they are intriguing…The Blue Room takes a cue from both classic Hollywood noir and the time-shuffling narratives of the late Alain Resnais, telling a familiar story in ways that can feel compellingly new.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter