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IDA
Friday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. She is shocked with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. (In Polish with English subtitles).

SNOWPIERCER
Multiple screenings August 1 - 10, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
In the near future, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the 'Snowpiercer', a massive train, powered by a perpetual-motion engine that travels on a globe-spanning track. A class system is installed, with the elites inhabiting the front of the train and poor inhabiting the tail. Seventeen years later, in the year 2031, the tail inhabitants prepare for the latest in a series of rebellions. Guards arrive periodically to deliver protein blocks for food, and take some of the children. During one of the guards' visits, Curtis (Chris Evans) leads the tail inhabitants in revolt, forcing their way through several train cars to the prison section. There, they release prisoner Namgoong Minsu (Kang ho Song), the man who built the doors dividing each car, and his daughter Yona (Ah-sung ko). They offer him Kronal, an addictive drug, as payment for unlocking the doors...

VENUS IN FUR
Multiple Screenings August 2 - 10, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave…Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character's name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended "audition" builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until…(In French with English subtitles).

LIFE ITSELF
Sunday, August 3, 4:50 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

"Cinema Green" A THIRSTY WORLD
Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
This time, the famous photographer Yann-Arthus-Bertrand is looking at one of the major challenges to human survival: WATER. Today, against a backdrop of sharply increasing demand, growth in the world population and the growing impact of an unsettled climate, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet. Faithful to Yann Arthus-Bertrand's reputation, A THIRSTY WORLD, filmed in some 20 countries, reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions that are difficult to reach and rarely filmed, like Southern Sudan or Northern Congo. It also lets us discover the most beautiful landscapes.

CLOSED CURTAIN
Multiple Screenings, August 8 - 14, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking yet again, and stunningly, he has created a masterpiece that not only lives up to his earlier, pre-ban work but surpasses it in many ways. In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.

"Cinema Made In Italy" ME AND YOU
Multiple Screenings, August 13 - 21, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Bertolucci's first Italian-language feature in 32 years follows Lorenzo, a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers. Lorenzo decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his building's neglected basement where for an entire week he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a "normal" teenager. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo's older half-sister Olivia changes everything. A worldly 25-year-old beauty, her problematic and fragile state upsets Lorenzo's total escape from reality. A few emotional days and nights with his sister Olivia will inspire Lorenzo to see the world through new eyes. (In Italian with English subtitles.)

La Jetée
Friday, August 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The film that influenced 12 Monkeys, Chris Marker's La Jetée is an essential example of science-fiction filmmaking. Marker's short masterpiece is set in a post-apocalyptic future that tells the tale of an anonymous man whose childhood recollections make him the ideal candidate for time travel. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America.

ABUSE OF WEAKNESS
Multiple Screenings, August 22 - 28, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com 
In many ways Catherine Breillat is one of the most determined, individualistic female filmmakers in the world, and in her latest film she turns the camera on herself. Victim of a stroke in 2004, Breillat was forced to stop making films until her determination and strength brought her to make Abuse of Weakness. Isabelle Huppert plays Maud, a fiercely independent filmmaker who struggles to get her life back after a brain hemorrhage. With a mix of masochistic tendencies, manipulations and risk taking, she falls for a charismatic con man (rapper Kool Shen) who begins, step by step, to take a stronghold on her psyche and her current project. Abuse of Weakness is the latest work that exposes the driving force of a complex life and career. (In French with English subtitles)

"Best of Cannes" SALVO
Multiple Screenings, August 22 - 31, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
The most unusually expressionistic feature film of the year, SALVO was the sensational winner of this year's Cannes Film Festival Critic's Week. A henchman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo (Saleh Bakri, The Band's Visit, The Time That Remains) is solitary, cold, and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate someone from a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita (Sara Serraiocco), a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. When Salvo decides to spare her life, something extraordinary happens. From then on, these two beings, both haunted by the world they belong to, are linked together forever. (Italian with English subtitles).

Summer Matinee Finale: TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Sunday, August 24, 3:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
In partnership with Miami Jewish Film Festival, JMOF-FIU presents this final screening in a three-part series of films featured in the movie posters on view in CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949. Join us for this final opportunity to tour the exhibition and enjoy popcorn with refreshments while watching the classic film TO BE OR NOT TO BE starring Carole Lombard and Jack Benny. A comedy set in occupied, devastated Poland, replete with running jokes about the new Nazi concentration camps in Poland, the film earned its Jewish writer-director, Ernst Lubitsch, harsh criticism. However the movie has many defenders who have suggested that humor was the only weapon a displaced Berlin Jew like Lubitsch possessed, so he used it against the Nazi characters in the film. $5 JMOF-FIU & MJFF Members; $10 Non-Members; $8 Seniors & Students.

BOYHOOD
Friday, August 29, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 30, 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, 8:45 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
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.

"Cinephile's Choice" NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY
Saturday, August 30, 2:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, 2:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Lav Diaz's epic reimagining of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is both an intimate human drama and a cosmic treatise on the origin of evil. Unfolding across the sun drenched fields and dark city streets of the Filipino island of Luzon, Norte, The End of History is a tale of murder, hate and hope from one of the world's most uncompromising cinematic visionaries. An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. (In Tagalog and English with English subtitles)

 

FESTIVALS

18th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
August 16 - 24, 2014
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
www.brazilianfilmfestival.com
The 18th edition of Brazilian Film Festival Miami is bringing back the best of the latest Brazilian audiovisual productions to Florida! This year the festival pays a special tribute to the 100th year of the great Vinicius de Moraes. The program begins at Miami Beach Cinematheque from August 17-19 with two a selection of two special films dedicated to his life and work while official screenings will be held at the Colony Theatre from August 20-24. And for the first time, the Brazilian Film Festival will feature TASTE OF BRAZIL, a sumptuous "taste" festival where the public will be able to experience Brazil "inspired" dishes at a selection of partnering restaurants across Miami.
 
Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
Wednesday, August 27, 5:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.com
Miami Beach's North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will celebrate the North Beach area welcoming the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest!


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

North Shore National Register District Tour
Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.
SE Corner of 73 Street and Collins Avenue
305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org
The tour will use the buildings and streetscape to tell three stories: 1. how the area has been preserved and what needs to be done to continue its preservation; 2. how the designs used in the area came to be; and, 3. the history of the area that provides context for stories 1 & 2. Cost: $20.

FAMILY DAY Discovering Design: Architecture FREE
Saturday, August 2, 11:30 a.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Join us for the next Discovering Design Free Family Day. Kids and adults will explore architecture, watch a film, and work with local artist Felecia Chizuko Carlisle to create their own architectural sculpture!

Museum Tours
Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Docent led tours of the museum exhibitions. For more Info:  www.bassmuseum.org or call 305.673.7530 Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission).

Studio Crawl FREE
Saturday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter South Florida, 800/810/924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter's Studio Crawl, held every first Saturday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the ArtCenter's two buildings, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions. Also, don’t miss performances throughout the night by Siempre Flamenco and Matthew Taylor.

Jewish Food Walking Tours
Sunday, August 3, 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant. RSVP to 786-972-3175 or info@jewishmuseum.com 

MiChiMu Interactive Storytelling FREE
Saturday, August 7, 10:30 a.m.
South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Road
305.535.4223 www.mdpls.org
This program is suitable for children aged 19 months to 3 years.

hot nights cool jazz: Pete Wallace Quintet
Friday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Equally at home playing with Nicole Henry, Jon Secada and P!nk, pianist Pete Wallace will perform music from his new recording "Roots". The format will be saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. Admission - members: free, non-members: $10.

Mixer @ the Museum FREE
Thursday, August 21, 5:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
JMOF-FIU presents this summer happy hour with a special presentation by local Filmmaker Billy Corben. Director of such films as Cocaine Cowboys and The U, Corben will be showing clips from some of his films, talk about the documentary process, his career, and future projects.

hot nights cool jazz: Fernando Ulibarri Quartet
Friday, August 22, 7:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Guitar player Fernando Ulibarri will play original compositions from his latest record "Transform". The band will be a quartet featuring guitar, piano/keyboards, bass and drums. Mr. Ulibarri is currently a full-time faculty member at Broward College, where he serves as both Assistant Professor of Music and as the Program Manager of the Music Technology Area. Admission - members: free, non-members: $10.

MiChiMu Interactive Storytelling FREE
Saturday, August 23, 11:00 a.m.
North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
305.864.5392 www.mdpls.org
This program is suitable for children aged 19 months to 3 years.

MiChiMu Interactive Storytelling FREE
Saturday, August 28, 10:30 a.m.
South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Road
305.535.4223 www.mdpls.org
This program is suitable for children aged 19 months to 3 years.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, August 30, 5:00 p.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 fourth 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.

Fridays at the Wolf FREE
Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
www.wolfsonian.org 
FREE gallery admission with the support of The Miami Herald. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. with innovative programming at 7:00 p.m. 

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.