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45 Years
Multiple screenings February 1 - 4, 2016
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation-the body of Geoff?s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps-suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband?s past, Kate reconsiders everything she's known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads.

IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN
Multiple Screenings February 1 - 7, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
The new film by the great Philippe Garrel (previously seen at the NYFF with Regular Lovers in 2005 and Jealousy in 2013) is a close look at infidelity-not merely the fact of it, but the particular, divergent ways in which it's experienced and understood by men and women. Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau are Pierre and Manon, a married couple working in fragile harmony on Pierre's documentary film projects, the latest of which is a portrait of a resistance fighter (Jean Pommier). When Pierre takes a lover (Lena Paugam), he feels entitled to do so, and he treats both wife and mistress with disengagement bordering on disdain; when Manon catches Pierre in the act, her immediate response is to find common ground with her husband. Garrel is an artist of intimacies and emotional ecologies, and with In the Shadow of Women he has added narrative intricacy and intrigue to his toolbox. The result is an exquisite jewel of a film. (In French with English subtitles).

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: Selma FREE
Wednesday, February 3, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Selma (2014) Directed by Ava DuVernay; with David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your Blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

The Films of TODD HAYNES and CHRISTINE VACHON: POISON
Thursday, February 4, 8:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
The second feature directed by Haynes-the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven and Carol-this groundbreaking American Indie was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes' spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales-"Hero," "Horror" and "Homo"-that build toward a devastating climax. "Hero," shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; "Horror," filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while "Homo" explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by right-wing figures including Dick Armey, Ralph Reed and minister Donald Wildmon, Poison is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining.

Miami short Film Festival presents: FRESH AIR PROGRAM FREE
Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.miamishortfilmfestival.com
Family Friendly Films. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and enjoy some amazing short films.

The Films of TODD HAYNES and CHRISTINE VACHON: FAR FROM HEAVEN
Sunday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid star in the seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden desires that threaten to tear them apart. Cathy Whitaker has it all: a lovely home, two wonderful children and a handsome husband, who is successfully climbing the corporate ladder. But Cathy's idyllic existence is just an illusion, and she is eventually forced to choose between living a lie or following her heart.

The Films of TODD HAYNES and CHRISTINE VACHON: CAROL
Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.  

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: Mr. and Mrs. Smith FREE
Wednesday, February 10, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) Directed by Doug Liman; with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO
Multiple screenings February 12 - 27, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life. Peter Greenaway's film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of Cinema. 

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: Terminator Genisys FREE
Wednesday, February 17, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Terminator Genisys (2015) Directed by Alan Taylor; with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

The Films of TODD HAYNES and CHRISTINE VACHON: SAFE
Thursday, February 18, 8:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a Los Angeles housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work from the great American director Todd Haynes, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty critics. -Criterion Collection

"Numbered"
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
www.holocaustmmb.org
Most Auschwitz prisoners were murdered directly when they arrived. Of the prisoners send to work, almost 400,000 had numbers tattooed on their arm. Very few are alive today. This incredibly emotional and powerful film explores the relationship Survivors, their children and grandchildren have with their numbers today. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Chairperson of the Holocaust Education Committee of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and Miami Dade Schools Coordinator of Holocaust Education. .Dr. Kassenoff is a tireless and dedicated educator who speaks nationally and internationally about the meaning of the Holocaust during our lifetime. She is a child survivor. With Post-Film Discussion. (In Hebrew with English Subtitles)

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: Mars Attacks! FREE
Wednesday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Mars Attacks! (1996) Directed by Tim Burton; with Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, and Sarah Jessica Parker. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

The Films of TODD HAYNES and CHRISTINE VACHON: VELVET GOLDMINE
Thursday, February 25, 8:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Inspired by the life of David Bowie, Velvet Goldmine is also a tribute to glam rock of the 1970's. It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade (Meyers) faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance. Through the course of Stuart's investigation, you're taken for a wild all-access guided tour back into a vibrant music scene for an uncompromising look at the flamboyance and excesses of its larger-than-life stars.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Friday, February 26, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
O CINEMA celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with monthly screenings of the film at O Cinema Miami Beach! This low-budget, freak show, cult classic is about the misadventures of Brad and Janet, an uptight yuppy couple who stumble across a strange mansion on a rainy night where they meet a mad transvestite doctor who creates a hunky guy in this very different take on the Frankenstein story. Join us for a fantastically fun night where you don?t just watch the film, but you become part of the cast! Singing, hooting, hollering, and quoting along are not only allowed but encouraged. So come dressed in costume or just your favorite outfit and bring your own bag of props for the film, (but no water or open flames will be allowed).

 

FESTIVALS

Guitar Gods Festival
Friday, February 19, 4:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
Part competition, part jam session, Guitar Gods Festival is the ultimate rock party
. Presented by Malmsteen Management, Guitar Gods Festival features live performances by guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai! Drummer Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden will also perform. A true celebration of rock guitar. The centerpiece of the Guitar Gods Festival is the online competition, where budding artists will duke it out to determine the next Guitar God. The contest is open to all acoustic and electric guitar players of any age, whether they be soloists, duos, or full bands - anything goes as long as there's a guitarist. The submissions will be voted on by fans and an all-star panel of judges, with eight performers being selected to perform at this live event on February 19th, and one lucky performer winning an all-expenses paid cabin and a performance slot on the Axes & Anchors cruise - as well as a lot of cool gear from the sponsors! The Guitar Gods Festival will also will feature performances by Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, with more performers to be announced.

Food Truck Music Fest: Gold Dust Lounge FREE
Wednesday, February 24, 5:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.com
The popular Food Truck Festival will feature a selection of dining treats along Ocean Terrace. Gold Dust Lounge 6:30pm - 9pm. On Ocean Terrace, check out performers from the Front Yard Theater Collective, and inside the Bandshell, meet some artisan craft vendors and other fun activities.


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Places We Call Home Breakfast Salon Series 2016 FREE
Monday, February 1, 9:30 a.m.
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.531.6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com
The Arts at St. Johns and The Betsy Hotel are co-sponsoring a series of talks entitled: "Places We Call home." These talks are inspired by the multiplicity of homes of our South Florida residents. "Is Home a Place, a Memory, or the Things We Carry in our Suitcase?" Dr. Ruth Behar is a Cuban-American anthropologist who lives in Michigan, but her heart is also in New York, Miami and Cuba. Behar was born in Havana, later immigrated to the US with her family. Behar is acclaimed author and editor of numerous books.

Studio Crawl FREE
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter's Studio Crawl has been moved to Wednesdays! Studio Crawl invites visitors to wander throughout the ArtCenter and exchange with the artists in their studios.

BOOK CLUB: The Everglades: River of Grass FREE
Friday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Inspired by The Wolfsonian's library installation Miami Beach: From Mangroves to Tourist Mecca, our book club is taking a look back into the history of South Florida ecology. Join us for a discussion of Marjory Stoneman Douglas' seminal work, The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), and discover why the Everglades are now considered a unique and important environmental treasure. Free for members and first-time participants // Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.

O, Miami Presents United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
www.omiami.org
Guests sit on ON-STAGE with Herrera at New World Symphony Hall in an original and intimate "live-taping" of a POETRY FILM. The footage from the evening will later be Wall-casted during O, Miami 2016 and presented around the world. The theme of the evening is "Casita de Colores," a Miami version of Herrera's project to create a crowd-sourced poem involving as many Americans as possible during the period of his Laureateship. In addition to Herrera, a selection of local youth poets and other original Miami acts will read, ensuring that there is no way this reading could take place anywhere else in the world but Miami. SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED! Please purchase your type of ticket ($12, $25, or $45 donation) based on your ability. All proceeds go to helping O, Miami produce more poetry.

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Saturday, February 6, 9:30 a.m.
SE corner of 73 Street and Collins Avenue
www.mdpl.org
Want to learn more about Miami Modern architecture? The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with North Beach Development Corporation to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour. You?ll learn how to identify the many unique traits of MiMo architecture by visiting a number of different public and private buildings. Payment by cash or check ($25.00) will be taken at the start of the tour. MDPL members may participate at no charge.

Portfolio Classes FREE 
Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.
bassX at Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
bassmuseum.org/learn
Weekend art workshop helps young artists develop a portfolio and explore various mediums, techniques and tools for art-making. Reservations required. 

Discovering Design: Wild Wallpapers FREE
Saturday, February 6, 1:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Let your creativity sprout at The Wolf! Design your own Philodendron-inspired wallpaper with artist Carolina Cueva, then explore the rainforest through story time in the galleries or our new family gallery guide, Tropical Explorers. For more information, please contact Heather Cook at hecook@thewolf.fiu.edu. Free for children under 15 and accompanying adults // RSVP here.

SPEAKING IN CINEMA #8
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
SPEAKING IN CINEMA presented by MBC 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 of discussions 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. Special guests: Producer of the films of Todd Haynes CHRISTINE VACHON and Rolling Stone Film Critic DAVID EHRLICH. Hosted by Bill Cosford Cinema Director and TRAE DELELLIS discussing the films of Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon: "Alternate Heavens".

FIU PERFORMANCE: The Signalman FREE
Friday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
FIU Honors College students present a staged reading of Charles Dickens' ghost story "The Signalman," a short story first published in the 1866 Christmas edition of "All the Year Round."

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, February 13, 11:00 a.m.
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the second Saturday of each month. Tour departs from MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.

Tuesdays With Julian: A Series of Musically-Illustrated Conversations FREE
Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Join Julian Kreeger, President of Friends of Chamber Music, as he listens to and discusses Violin Performances with UM Professor and Violinist, Charles Castelman. Free and Open to the public. 

Open Mic #11 FREE
Thursday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Hosted by Robert Zuckerman, the Open Mic. series is intended to provide a forum for self-expression to members of our community, to foster and nurture empowerment and self-esteem. Occurring monthly in the Main Gallery, this is a safe zone for expression and sharing. You can pre-register to perform any thing you'd like at the mic, be it Spoke Word/Poetry, Rap, Prose, Narrative, Monolog, Comedy, Song, Dance or other, all are welcome, encouraged, accepted and safe here. Please come, join and support. Your presence is appreciated and honored, and genuinely lifts the spirit of our community.

Takeover Tour with Astrophysicist Jorge Pérez Gallego
Friday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Ever wonder about the science behind accidents? What makes a train derail, a plane spiral out of control, or a building crumble? Find out on this in-depth tour of our special exhibition Margin of Error with designer, educator, and astrophysicist Jorge Pérez Gallego. Co-led by Wolfsonian curator Matthew Abess, this tour will both explain and inspire at the intersection of science and design. $10 for nonmembers, FREE for members // RSVP here.

Lecture: Artist Jay Critchley "MOBIL Warming for a Small Planet" FREE
Friday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Jay Critchley's visual, conceptual and performance work and environmental activism have traversed the globe, showing and/or performing in Argentina, Japan, England, Holland, Germany, Columbia and the United States.  He was featured in the LOGO channel's "Ptown Diaries", and interviewed by BBC/UK. Join Jay Critchley as he talks about some of his most prominent work. 

Holocaust: How Was It Humanly Possible? The Exhibition Revealed FREE
Monday, February 22, 2:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
This exhibition details the dramatic theme of the Holocaust and the factors leading up to how the Holocaust happened.  The planned destruction of the Jews of Europe was conceived by a small circle of dedicated Nazis, aided by many collaborators-were they aberrations or ordinary people simply reacting to extraordinary circumstances? Join Dr. Marlene W. Yahalom, Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem, who will give the opening keynote address and lead a personal tour of this fascinating exhibition.

Primo Levi: The Saved Word FREE
Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu 
An examination of the life and works of the distinguished, thought-provoking writer and Italian Holocaust Survivor Primo Levi. Through readings from If This is a Man, The Truce, and The Drowned and the Saved, we will follow Levi's human and intellectual trajectory and examine his role as a witness to the Holocaust and as a critical author of our times. Dr. Nicola Gavioli is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at Florida International University and a specialist in war and witness literature. He is currently researching Primo Levi?s body of work.

Defeating Hitler's Final Solution:  Preserving Yiddish Culture and Language Today FREE
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
www.holocaustmbb.org
Keeping the Yiddish language alive is one of the most powerful ways to defeat the Nazi goal of "the Final Solution."  Yiddish enables us to enter the doors of a magnificent literature and culture that helps us understand the soul of the Jewish people of prewar Eastern Europe. Professor Riva Ginsburg will explore its history, humor and wisdom in addition to exploring where Yiddish is today and its future. Riva Ginsburg was born in a DP camp (displaced persons camp) in Fahrenvald, Germany after the Holocaust. She has taught Yiddish language and culture at Binghamton University of New York State and presently teaches at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.   Her expertise focusses on Yiddish culture, Jewish Resistance and the Generation after the Holocaust.

Sketching in the Galleries FREE
Friday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Seeking a creative outlet? Come sketch at The Wolfsonian! We will provide drawing materials, gallery stools, and professional instruction to participants of all ages and skill levels. Instruction in English and Spanish. Free and open to the public. Space is limited; materials provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday Evening Guided Tours FREE
Weekly on Fridays, 6:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

Guided, Private and Self-Guided Tours of the Art Deco Historic District
Ongoing
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.

Art Deco Bike and Segway Tours
Ongoing
Bike and Roll, 210 Tenth Street
305.905.2055 www.bikeandroll.com/locations/miami-deco.aspx
$39 adults/$29 kids and students.