If you’ve made a trip to a local art house theater lately, you’ve likely stumbled upon a trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming and much anticipated film: Isle of Dogs. Anderson’s fans won’t have to wait much longer for the director’s second stop-motion feature as the film is set to be widely released on April 6th. But for those seeking to revisit the charming, witty, and ever so symmetrical world of Wes, two of Miami’s premiere independent theaters have put together programs that are sure to quell those cravings.
I knew registration for the summer and fall semesters had me hooked the moment I laid eyes on that honey of a course schedule, but I just couldn’t pull myself free. It was no good, and I was gonna get buttoned by the new fall offerings.
Coral Gables Art Cinema presents Forbidden Fruit, a showcase of Cuban Independent Films in the 21st Century. Inspired by the MoMA exhibition Cuban Cinema under Censorship, the program sought to push Cuban independent filmmakers to the forefront. Although the humor is very niche and might be appreciated by those more knowledgeable of the cultural “intricacies” of Cuban speak, the films offer a wide range of stories told through narratives and documentaries. Opening night featured two short films by director Juan Pablo Daranas Molina and two “micro-shorts” by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, followed by Enrique Colina’s feature length documentary.
Come one, come all to FIU’s Oscars Watch Party! Sunday, March 4th in GC 140 the Film Studies Program, Film Initiative, and Sigma Tau Delta will host a live screening of the Oscars, with the festivities starting at 7:00 pm. Continue reading Countdown to Oscars Watch Party
The Miami Film Festival’s 35th edition (March 9 -18) promises to deliver an eclectic line-up of films and film events in collaborating theatres all over Miami. The festival focuses not only on worldwide cinema, but also the expansive film industry and community of South Florida.
The lack of queer representation within the Miami film scene has been shattered this year by Flaming Classics. This year’s in-your-face features for the Flaming Classics’ new Sex. Violence. Whatever. series. include Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992), Set it off (F. Gary Gray, 1996), Bound (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1996) and the forthcoming The Doom Generation (Gregg Araki, 1995). “These films foreground a variety of queer characters,” Juan Barquin and Trae DeLellis, the Flaming Classic creators, conveyed, “[They’re] also reflective of a time in which the emerging new queer cinema began to touch into the mainstream. All of these films are very much about queer people raging against the system, the patriarchy, and a society that tries to diminish their worth.”
From now until March 4th, the Oscars hype will follow some of the most popular names in filmmaking. The nominees for Documentary, Live Action, and Animated shorts, however, are rarely as eminent in theaters or for audiences. Short films are neither as accessible or as sought after as films with longer running times. Luckily, now’s the perfect time for you to change that before the Oscars air in March. Theaters like O Cinema and The Bill Cosford Cinema will be playing all of the nominees for the short film categories starting this weekend!