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Thursday Screenings

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As part of our efforts to combat social-distancing restrictions, the FIU Film Studies program has started implementing virtual movie screenings. Be sure to join us for this week’s Spooky October screening of Sam Rami’s The Evil Dead (1981).

Held every Thursday at 8:00 PM via Netflix Party, our Thursday night screenings allow our interns to pick some of their favorite movies and share them with the FIU community. They also give our interns a chance to interact with fellow FIU movie-lovers as they discuss their favorite parts of the film during each screening. (If you haven’t used it before, here’s How to Netflix Party.) Continue reading Thursday Screenings

What to Watch at the Miami Film Festival 2020

The 37th annual Miami Film Festival starts this weekend, and runs from March 6 to March 15. More than 125 short films, documentaries and features from over 30 different countries will be showcased as part of the festival program. Screenings will be held at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, Olympia Theater, Tower Theater, and Silverspot Cinema, along with a host of other participating venues located in the Miami area.

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Oscar Watch Party Recap + Gallery

This past weekend was our 3rd Annual Oscars Watch Party in collaboration with multiple student organizations. We were happily surprised to see many of the attendees showing up in stylish attire for the “classiest night of the semester,”–so many that we gave out two Best Dressed awards. Students were also awarded by being pelted with Skittles during our trivia breaks.

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Oscar Watch Party 2020

It’s the Superbowl of the movie industry, game seven of awards season, and the royal wedding of the American red carpet all rolled into one. Love them, hate them, and everything in between, there’s nothing like the Oscars, and we have THE watch party planned for you.

The big screen awards deserve a big screen, so come out to GC 140 at 7PM on Sunday, February 9th and catch the full Oscars broadcast, red carpet and all! We’ll have our own red carpet, photo booth, games, snacks and fun. There will be awards for the most stylish dresser, Oscar trivia, and Oscar predictions. Cheers and jeers encouraged.

This event is co-sponsored by the Film Studies Program, the Graduate English Association, the English Honors Society, the Film Initiative and the Student Programming Council. You’ll be sorry if you miss it!


Flaming Classics and the Frost Brings ‘Paris is Burning’ to FIU

Panthers, get ready to vogue, or at the very least, be inspired to watch the fiercest queens strike a pose or two or three in Paris is Burning. The screening, co-sponsored by The Frost Art Museum and Flaming Classics, is a part of the Frost’s Art After Stonewall exhibit, and will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the theatre in GC 140. Continue reading Flaming Classics and the Frost Brings ‘Paris is Burning’ to FIU