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HIGH-RISE
Multiple screenings June 1 - 9, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
High-Rise stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building's eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
Multiple screenings June 1 - 9, 2016
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Set in 1790s London, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP centers on the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon, who seeks refuge with her in-laws to escape the scandalous rumors surrounding her private life. While at their estate the scheming Lady Susan decides it's time to secure a husband for herself and for her somewhat reluctant and awkward daughter.

SUNSET SONG
Multiple screening June 1 - 9, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Sunset Song is Terence Davies' intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman's endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain's greatest living auteur. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today. Set in a rural community, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The film is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies' unflinching poetic realism.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Saturday, June 4, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Cameron Crowe-penned coming-of-age comedy masterpiece FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH is a slice of American life story about California teenagers who love malls, sex and rock 'n' roll! Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy's classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker’s antics.

CHEVALIER
Multiple screenings June 10 - 23, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht,
six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game.
During this game, things will be compared.
Things will be measured.
Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested.
Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry.
But at the end of the voyage, when the game is over,
the man who wins will be the best man.
And he will wear upon his littlest finger the victorious signet ring:
the "Chevalier". (In Greek with English subtitles)

THE LOBSTER
Multiple screenings June 10 - 26, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

Reservoir Dogs
Saturday, June 11, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
In 1992, RESERVOIR DOGS transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery organized by Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney). Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is a career criminal who takes a liking to newcomer Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) and enjoys showing him the ropes. 

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, announcing its move from Sadler's Wells to Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel's wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage once again. Marius Petipa's classic 19th-century choreography is combined with newly created sections by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon.

Four Days in September
Thursday, June 16, 9:00 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Based on a true story, FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBERis a moving account of the kidnapping in September, 1969 of the American Ambassador to Brazil.

Airplane!
Saturday, June 18, 1:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting - a comedy style that would be imitated for the next 20 years. AIRPLANE! pulls out all the clichés as alcoholic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays), who's developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, boards a jumbo jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend (Julie Hagerty). 

Havana Nights Film Series: Our Man in Havana
Sunday, June 19, 5:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
When a British vacuum salesman stationed in Havana is recruited as a spymaster, his fictional reports to the British Secret Service lead to murder, mayhem, and international intrigue! Join us for "episode three" of our summer-long film series presented in partnership with Miami Beach Cinematheque-a movie filmed on location in Cuba just months after Fidel Castro's revolutionaries took power in 1959. Admission includes entry to a special tour of Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction at The Wolf at 5pm, with the film beginning across the street at the Cinematheque at 6pm. $11, $9* students and seniors // FREE for MBC and Wolfsonian members *Optional tour of Promising Paradise at The Wolfsonian is included in the film admission price.

DE PALMA
Multiple Screenings June 24 - 30, 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. 

FESTIVALS

Out in the Tropics
June 15 - 19, 2016
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Avenue
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
O Cinema, 500 71 Street
www.fundarte.us
Now in its seventh edition, FUNDarte's Out in the Tropics is a unique, daring, and artistically outstanding performance series featuring work by some of today's most innovative and relevant GLBTQ artists, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, La Saraghina de Stalker Theater Company, Juan Carlos Lerida, Fernando LR Parra and Belen Maya, who address gender, sexuality and issues of interest to the art community and their allies. The series runs from June 16 - 19, 2016 in Miami Beach and features public performances, panel, workshops, master classes and artist-talks serving various sectors of the community.

Miami Performance International Festival
June 23 - 26, 2016
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
www.miamiperformancefestival.com
M/P '16 will be an intense and stimulating week where dozens of local, national and international artists will perform new and exciting work concerned with the limits of visual and living arts and the performance space. The festival is exclusively dedicated to performance art, an artistic form that uses language and movement to transcend traditional borders and dichotomies.  The program of performance art is accompanied by sound art, noise, video screenings, talks and workshops.  M/P '16 is a tremendous opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from all parts of the world.

Food Truck Music Fest FREE
Wednesday, June 22, 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

Studio Crawl FREE
Wednesday, June 1, 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. Special performance by Matthew Evan Taylor and visiting artist Molly Joyce.

Book Club: The Havana Habit
Friday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
In conjunction with our special exhibition Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction, the Wolfsonian Book Club is digging deeper into the importance of Cuba in the cultural history of the U.S. From the rumba and mambo to cigars and mojitos, Gustavo Firmat's The Havana Habit (2012) illustrates the allure of Cuban culture to the American imagination.Free for members and first-time participants // Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu

The New Tropicana FREE
Friday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The New Tropic is taking over The Wolfsonian! Celebrate our special exhibition Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction with Cuban music, drinks, and dance-all in a special "paradise under the stars" inspired by Havana's legendary Tropicana nightclub.

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Saturday, June 4, 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.

Discovering Design Free Family Day: Cuban Beats FREE
Saturday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
"¡Azúcar!" Dance to the beat of your own music at The Wolf by reliving the festive spirit of Celia Cruz and learning the transnational origins of salsa. First enjoy a bilingual story time reading of Monica Brown's My Name is Celia (Me llamo Celia), then let artist Sofia del Rivero of Art Box Miami lead your family in crafting a musical instrument- a pair of maracas or bongos- inspired by our latest exhibition on classic Cuba, Promising Paradise. Free for children and accompanying adults // RSVP here.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, June 11, 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.

Dominoes with Abuelos
Saturday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Grab the grandparents for an afternoon of intergenerational bonding over one of Cuba's favorite pastimes-dominoes! Never played before? No worries, we’ll have experienced abuelos on hand to school you in the game. Be sure to pull your grandparents up to our special exhibition Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction and watch them get nostalgic among images of Cuban nightlife and culture from the 1920s through the 1950s. Free with museum admission // Space provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sketching in the Galleries FREE
Friday, June 24, 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.