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Café Society
Multiple screenings August 1 - 4, 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.

DON'T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK
Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
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.

KAMIKAZE 89
Wednesday, August 3, 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.
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 collaboration with Fassbinder. (In German with English subtitles).

Measure for Measure: Shakespeare's Globe
Sunday, August 7, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of inflexible virtue combine in Shakespeare's most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice. Performances on screen are usually 3 hours long.

Richard III: Almeida Theatre Live
Sunday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, Ralph Fiennes plays Shakespeare's most notorious villain with Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward's brother Richard - vicious in war, despised in peacetime - awaits the opportunity to seize his brother's crown. 

Transtime
Thursday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
Transtime starts from the Director's conflict about time and investigates the main streams of it, while philosophers, scientists, writers, religious and intellectuals from all over the world reflect deeply on civilization and the future of human existence's time. 

Family Film Series: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, August 20, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 21, 11:00 a.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory.

 

FESTIVALS

Food Truck Music Fest FREE
Wednesday, August 24, 5:00 p.m.
North Beach 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? this month features Zona de Bomba who source their material from the Puerto Rican tradition of bomba, which runs on the power of only two hard-hitting instruments; percussion and voice.


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Studio Crawl FREE
Wednesday, August 4, 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.

Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray FREE
Friday, August 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. What do you think about it? Come share your take on this classic with the Wolfsonian Book Club! Free for members and first-time participants // Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Saturday, August 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.

NWS Guided Tours
Tuesdays and Saturdays August 6 - 30, 2016
New World Center, 500 17 Street
305.673.3331 www.nws.edu
In-person docent-led tours of the New World Center are offered regularly. Docent-led tours are the perfect way to experience Frank Gehry?s only Florida commission, a cornerstone of artistic activity at the intersection of architecture and music. Tours are limited to the first 20 patrons for $5 per person, and reservations are required. All tours begin in the atrium, and last approximately 30-45 minutes. Group tours for groups of 10-50 may be scheduled in advance. Private group tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance due to scheduling and program considerations. Group tours are offered at a fee of $10 per person. Additional information may be obtained by emailing tours@nws.edu.

Discovering Design Family Day: Wolfsonian Olympics FREE
Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Ready, set, go! Greet our famous 1932 Olympic Wrestler, complete an obstacle course, and make an Olympic gold medal and torch with artist Riana Casas. Everybody's a champ at The Wolf! Free for children and accompanying adults. 

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, August 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.

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