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DE PALMA
Multiple Screenings July 1 - 13, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: Impossible.In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. 

Our Kind of Traitor
Opens July 1, 2016
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

WIENER-DOG
Multiple screenings July 1 - 27, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
A film chronicling the life of a dog as it travels around the country, spreading comfort and joy. 

National Lampoon's Vacation: On 35mm
Saturday, July 2, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Accompanied by their children (Dana Barron & Anthony Michael Hall), Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), are driving from Illinois to a California amusement park. As Clark increasingly fixates on a beautiful woman driving a sports car, the Griswolds deal with car problems and the death of a family member. They reach Los Angeles, but, when Clark worries that the trip is being derailed again, he acts impulsively to get his family to the park.

Hamlet: Royal Shakespeare Company
Sunday, July 3, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare's searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

CARRIE
Thursday, July 7, 8:50 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com|
Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, Carrie "catches the mind, shakes it and refuses to let it go" (Time). Starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie (in Oscar-nominated performances), John Travolta and Amy Irving, this ultimate revenge fantasy is "absolutely spellbinding" (Roger Ebert), "outrageously witty" (Los Angeles Times) and one of the all-time great horror classics. At the center of the terror is Carrie (Spacek), a tortured high-school misfit with no confidence, no friends...and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother and sadistic classmates finally go too far, the once-shy teen becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her 'special gift,' causes all hell to break loose in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone!

The Karate Kid: On 35mm
Saturday, July 9, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Newly arrived in California from New Jersey, teenager Daniel (Ralph Macchio) almost immediately runs afoul of karate-trained high school bullies. He is rescued by Japanese janitor Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), who agrees to teach Daniel how to harness karate for good instead of brutality. The film culminates in a championship karate bout, pitting Daniel against his sworn enemy Johnny (William Zabka) - the cruel and thuggish boyfriend of Ali (Elisabeth Shue), with whom Daniel has fallen in love (and vice versa). 

Havana Nights Film Series: Soy Cuba
Sunday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Don't miss the swansong of our summer-long film series with Miami Beach Cinematheque! Using external narration and an episodic mix of memories, this film portrays the life of the Cuban intellectual and novelist Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from the poverty of his early childhood to his persecution by the Castro regime and final years in Manhattan during the AIDS crisis. Before the screening at the Cinematheque at 6pm, start off the evening at The Wolf with an intimate guided tour of Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction. $11, $9* students and seniors, purchase at mbcinema.com // FREE for MBC and Wolfsonian members. *Optional tour of Promising Paradise at The Wolfsonian is included in the film admission price.

OBSESSION
Thursday, July 14, 8:50 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Love never dies in Brian De Palma's psychological thriller, though money certainly complicates matters. Rich New Orleans real estate developer Michael Courtland (Cliff Robertson) lost his beloved wife Elizabeth (Genevieve Bujold) and their daughter during a botched kidnap rescue, after he chose to let the police try to free them instead of paying the ransom. Sixteen years later, Michael returns to the Tuscan church where he and Elizabeth first met, and he sees Sandra Portinari (Bujold again), the mirror image of his dead wife. Despite the reservations of his long-time friend and business partner (John Lithgow), Michael woos Sandra and brings her back to New Orleans to marry her. Seeing Sandra as his second chance to prove his love, Michael thinks he can finally put the past behind him, but the past is about to catch up with him in ways he never dreamed.

COSMOS
Mutliple screenings July 15 - 24, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Andrzej Zuławski's first film in 15 years, a literary adaptation suffused with his trademark freneticism, transforms Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz's novel of the same name into an ominous and manic exploration of desire. Witold (Jonathan Genet), who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs (Johan Libéreau), who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis (Sabine Azéma). Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold's reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis's daughter Lena (Victoria Guerra), newly married to Lucien (Andy Gillet)-in other words, he finds himself starring in a Zuławski film. The Polish master's auspicious final film bears his imprimatur at all times. (In French with English subtitles).

The NeverEnding Story: On 35mm
Saturday, July 16, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Wolfgang Petersen adapted Michael Ende's children's story for this charming fantasy film that spawned several sequels. Bastian (Barret Oliver) is dealing with his mother's recent death. His father (Gerald McRaney) is an imperious sort who continually lambastes Bastian for daydreaming and falling behind in school. On top of his father's badgering, he has to contend with a bunch of school bullies waiting for him in the schoolyard. One day he decides to play hooky and walks into a strange bookstore, where in the attic, he discovers a book called "The Neverending Story". As Bastian reads the book, he’s enveloped in the unfolding tale. 

Happy Feet: Family Film Series
Saturday, July 16, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 17, 11:00 a.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you’re nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune…tap dancing.

DRESSED TO KILL
Thursday, July 21, 8:50 p.m.

Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
One of Brian De Palma's most divisive films, Dressed to Kill is a spine-chilling Alfred Hitchcock update for the late 1970s. Sexually frustrated wife and mother Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) visits her New York psychiatrist, Dr. Elliott (Michael Caine), to complain about her unfulfilling erotic life. When she then goes to meet her husband at a museum, she meets an anonymous man whom she follows out to a cab. After an afternoon of satisfying sex, Kate discovers something disturbing, but that information becomes a moot point when a razor-wielding blonde woman arrives on the scene...

World's West End
Thursday, July 21, 9:00 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
At the foot of the imposing Andes mountains, secrets and hopes that seemed to be buried, come back to life, re-opening old wounds and forever changing the lives of the protagonists.

DON'T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK
Multiple screenings July 22 - 31, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer's candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frank's artistry. Director Laura Israel (Frank's longtime film editor) and producer Melinda Shopsin were given unprecedented access to the notably irascible artist. The assembled portrait is not unlike Frank's own movies - rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insights - calling to mind Frank's quintessential underground movie, the 1959 Beat short, Pull My Daisy (co-directed by Alfred Leslie). DON'T BLINK includes clips from Frank's rarely seen movies.

Alien: On 35mm
Saturday, July 23, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas’s (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). 

Werther: Royal Opera House
Sunday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther’s hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man. The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, - small wonder that Werther is often considered to be the composer's finest work. 

THE FURY
Thursday, July 28, 8:50 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Returning to the phenomenon of telekinesis made popular in his 1976 sensation Carrie, De Palma is back two years later with his gloriously out of control The Fury. When the government agents kidnap a boy with occult powers, his father finds two women, also endowed with supernatural gifts, to help get him back in this visually breathtaking and poetically violent De Palma classic.

Café Society
Opening July 29, 2016
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle, Bobby falls for Vonnie, a charming woman who happens to be his employer’s mistress. Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins working in a nightclub. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite, until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again.

KAMIKAZE 89
Multiple screenings July 29 - 31, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
In his last film role, legendary director Rainer Werner Fassbinder plays Jansen, an expert cop (with a fondness for leopard print) living in a dystopic future where a mysterious organization known as the The Combine controls all media. After The Combine's headquarters receives several bomb threats, Jansen is tasked with infiltrating the nefarious conglomerate. This cult classic features a hypnotic soundtrack by Edgar Forese of Tangerine Dream, a stunning 80's New Wave production design, and a supporting cast comprised of German cinema icons, including Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) in her last colloboration with Fassbinder. (In German with English subtitles).

Havana Nights Film Series: Before Night Falls
Sunday, July 31, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Don't miss the swansong of our summer-long film series with Miami Beach Cinematheque! Using external narration and an episodic mix of memories, this film portrays the life of the Cuban intellectual and novelist Reinaldo Arenas (1943–1990), from the poverty of his early childhood to his persecution by the Castro regime and final years in Manhattan during the AIDS crisis. Before the screening at the Cinematheque at 6pm, start off the evening at The Wolf with an intimate guided tour of Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction. $11, $9* students and seniors, purchase at mbcinema.com // FREE for MBC and Wolfsonian members. *Optional tour of Promising Paradise at The Wolfsonian is included in the film admission price.

FESTIVALS

Food Truck Music Fest FREE
Wednesday, July 27, 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. Inside the Bandshell, meet some artisan craft vendors and other fun activities. Dinner and a show! This summer we feature a special series at Food Truck & Music Night: The Road to AfroRoots… Join us each month with a selection of top Miami-based world music artists preparing for Community Arts and Culture’s annual Afro Roots Festival.  


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Book Club: Before Night Falls
Friday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Pick up a copy of the shocking 1992 memoir that inspired the finale of our Havana Nights film series (screening July 31)! The Wolf Book Club will dive into Reinaldo Arenas' stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his suppression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, and eventual flight from his homeland. Free for members and first-time participants // Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Saturday, July 2, 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.

Studio Crawl FREE
Wednesday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Held every first Wednesday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the building, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions. July's STUDIOcrawl features presentations by resident artists Veronique Cote (studio #110) and Dona Altemus (studio #108). Simultaneously running throughout the night, Field Day, an evening of works-in-progress will feature artwork and performances. Also, join resident organization Portable Editions (studio #102) for their participatory zine & bookmaking project Come Riso with Us!

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, July 9, 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.

S P E A K I N G   I N   C I N E M A # 9
Saturday, July 9, 8:00 p.m. (WIENER-DOG)
Saturday, July 9, 9:30 p.m. (Q&A with director Todd Solondz)
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.

Craft + Craft: Coiled Rope Catch-Alls
Friday, July 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Need some help tapping into your crafty side? Beer should help! Let your creativity blossom by pairing your arts and crafts with a delicious craft brew. This month, create adorable rope bowls while you sip on local beer from the M.I.A. Beer Co. Open to visitors 21 and over // $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members (includes craft supplies and one craft beer sample).

Open Mic #16 FREE
Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
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 - anything 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. Free and open to the public. Hosted by world famous photographer Robert G. Zuckerman and music producer Ocean Drive Jeff.

Sketching in the Galleries FREE
Friday, July 29, 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
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.