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SNOWPIERCER
Multiple screenings July 2 -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...

"Great Director Series" Bong Joon-ho: Korean Master MEMORIES OF MURDER
Thursday, July 10, 9:20 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
A brutal serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to two very different homicide detectives to catch him in Memories of Murder, a riveting police procedural from Bong Joon-ho. Based on the actual series of events that began in 1986, the film centers on a rural cop named Park Doo Man, and his tense partnership with Inspector Suh Tae-Yoon, a big city detective from Seoul. Bodies pile up, and the two realize they need to reconcile their differences to catch the killer before he strikes again. Or will their unceasing quest for justice actually push these two heroes to their absolute breaking point? (In Korean with English subtitles).

LIFE ITSELF
Multiple screenings July 11 - 31, 2014
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.

Tradition at Steak
Sunday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Join us as Aaron Davidson premieres his new film "Tradition at Steak" and presents his other films "Rascal House", "Abraham's Bakery", and "A Slice of Life". Paradoxically kosher meat is available in more and more places, yet many kosher butcher shops are closing around the country, which impacts the Jewish community in those cities. In this film Aaron Davidson visits the last stand-alone kosher butcher shop on Miami Beach to find out why customers keep coming back and what the storeowners need to do survive in the face of new competition. Through interviews with butchers and customers the film reveals that there is a lot more to a kosher butcher than "meats" the eye. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; all others are free with Museum admission.

CINEMA GREEN: Home
Sunday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
In the past 200,000 years, humans have upset the balance of planet Earth, a balance established by nearly four billion years of evolution. We must act now. It is too late to be a pessimist. The price is too high. Humanity has little time to reverse the trend and change its patterns of consumption. Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME. HOME is the first film that has been made using aerial-only footage. The film marks artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand's feature film directorial debut.

"Great Director Series" Bong Joon-ho: Korean Master THE HOST
Thursday, July 17, 9:20 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
The talk of the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival, and utilizing state-of-the-art special effects, THE HOST is both a creature-feature thrill ride and a poignant human drama. Gang-du (SONG Kang-ho) works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo (KO A-sung), who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly to bedlam, when a terrifying creature climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to attack people. The government announces that the monster apparently is the host of an unidentified virus. Gang-du soon makes plans to infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han River to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the horrifying Host.?(In Korean with English subtitles).

Cinema Made in Italy: DORMANT BEAUTY
Multiple Screenings July 18 - 27, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
The multilayered narrative of Bellocchio's latest film is constructed around Italy's equivalent of the Terri Schiavo case, a legal struggle around the fate of a woman, Eluana Englaro, suspended in a vegetative coma for 17 years. Each story plays out on a different stylistic level: domestic drama (a liberal senator risks losing the love of his deeply religious daughter), social realism (a young doctor struggles to save a drug addict from herself), and operatic delirium (a famous actress creates a theatrical spectacle around her own daughter, a young woman kept alive by a respirator). (In English and Italian with English subtitles)

The Little Rascals 20 Year Anniversary Screening
Sunday, July 20, 3:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.colonytheatremimaibeach.com
The 1994 film, The Little Rascals, is celebrating its 20th birthday at The Colony Theatre. Come join other fans of the film for an exclusive screening.

"Great Director Series" Bong Joon-ho: Korean Master MOTHER
Thursday, July 24, 9:20 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
The extraordinary film from award-winning Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) is a unique murder mystery about a mother's primal love for her son. Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded twenty-seven-year-old son, Do-joon. Mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty of an accused crime and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the right story. In her obsessive quest to clear her son's name, Mother steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations. (In Korean with English subtitles).

VENUS IN FUR
Multiple Screenings July 25 - 31, 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).

Summer Matinee Series: GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT
Sunday, July 27, 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 present this second in a three-part series of films featured in the movie posters on view in the current exhibition, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949. GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (20th Century Fox, 1947) received considerable pre-release opposition from several Jewish American organizations, and won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. The plot depicts Protestant magazine reporter Phillip Green (Gregory Peck) posing as a Jew in order to observe, experience and expose the subtler forms of anti-Semitism in America. $5 for JMOF-FIU and MJFF Members; $10 Non-Members; $8 Seniors and Students.


FESTIVALS

Coca-Cola Presents Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival FREE
Friday, July 4, 2014
North Shore Park Band Shell, Collins Avenue and 73 Street
www.mbculture.com
Spend your 4th of July with the City of Miami Beach! Festivities begin at 9:00 am with morning yoga and continue throughout the day with food trucks, live music by the Amber Leigh Band, Marshall Brothers Band and Spam All Stars - all leading up to a fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m.! Sponsored by Miami Beach Medical Group and Classical South Florida.

Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
Wednesday, July 23, 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 featuring the music of Palo!


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

North Shore National Register District Tour
Saturday, July 5, 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.

Museum Tours
Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 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, July 5, 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.

Jewish Food Walking Tours
Sunday, July 6, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 20, 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 

hot nights cool jazz
Friday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Pianist Mike Orta, who is a household name on the South Florida jazz scene, will perform original compositions and jazz standards in a dynamic piano trio format. Mr. Orta is an Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Performance at Florida International University. Admission - members: free, non-members: $10.

Mixer @ the Museum
Thursday, July 17, 5:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
JMOF-FIU presents a special evening of fun and networking! Guests can enjoy cocktails, music, and a special Curator's tour of the current exhibition, Growers, Grocers and Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food, by JMOF-FIU Executive Director Jo Ann Arnowitz. Special event partner: Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. $10 Admission; Free for JMOF-FIU and MDGLCC Members

Paper Weaving and Inspirational Writing FREE
Monday, July 21, 10:30 p.m.
South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Road
305.535.4223 www.mdpls.org
Ghanian artist El Anatsui creates art from recycled materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting. Participants will learn how one unused material can be combined with others to make new materials. Participants can add special messages to their weavings. 

Bookmaking with Style FREE
Wednesday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.
South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Road
305.535.4223 www.mdpls.org
Having lived and worked throughout Europe, local artist Nereida Garcia-Ferraz knows a thing or two about art and its relation to books. Join her for a creative session of do-it-yourself bookmaking using recycled book covers, hand binding and simple folded paper.

hot nights cool jazz
Friday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Bass player Gary Thomas will be joined by his working quintet featuring saxophone, guitar, piano, drums and bass. The group will be performing music from Thomas' latest record "A New Beginning". Gary Thomas is currently the bass instructor at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. Admission - members: free, non-members: $10.

The Art and Style of India FREE
Saturday, July 26, 3:00 p.m.
North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
305.864.5392 www.mdpls.org
Transport into the traditional lands of India and learn of its rich customs, henna parties, mysterious art and more.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, July 26, 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.

Otter John and Wildlife Friends FREE
Monday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
305.535.4219 www.mdpls.org
Don?t miss the Summer Reading finale! Otter John shares his knowledge of wildlife, enlightens and stimulates your senses through first-hand experience!

IDEA@thebass Family Day: unveiling of the Monumental Paper Chain FREE 
Sunday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Just as El Anatsui uses discarded materials found in abundance in his community, the Bass Museum of Art will set up tables at various community events and locations stocked with recycled paper from April to July. Participants are asked to write messages of peace and inspiration on individual paper links which are then used to construct Monumental Paper Chain.

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.