Event Rundown: September 21-October 5

Image of cast from left to right: Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, David Lochary, John Waters, and Danny Mills
Pink Flamingo (1972). Directed by John Waters. Pictured from left to right: Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, David Lochary, John Waters, and Danny Mills.

Aside from the new releases hitting theaters, we here at FIU Film Studies invite you to explore your options outside of the mainstream circuit. Here’s what we have on our radar from now until October 5:

  • On September 22nd, Coral Gables Art Cinema will be presenting John Water’s Pink Flamingos in 35mm! Known as the grossest movie ever made, Roger Ebert had this to say about the cult classic “Pink Flamingos” appeals to that part of our psyches in which we are horny teenagers at the county fair with fresh dollar bills in our pockets, and a desire to see the geek show with a bunch of buddies, so that we can brag about it at school on Monday.”
  • From now until October, the Rooftop Cinema Club in downtown South Beach has every film they will play listed on their website, with showings nearly every day. On September 22, the 1996 Scream will play for those eager to celebrate Halloween early. If you’re nostalgic for a classic film, they will also be playing Breakfast at Tiffany’s on September 26 starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. What’s great about this venue is that they have the option to buy tickets with Spanish subtitles for those who may need closed captioning. This feature will be included in their showing on September 30 for the popular 1990 film, Pretty Woman.
  • On September 23, the Creative Collective Film Festival will be screening mini documentary films from local directors highlighting stories “of the Underrepresented community of people in media from LGBTQ, BIPOC, and persons with Special Needs.” The event will be hosted at 1-800-LUCKY in Wynwood, with a brief presentation from FIU’s very own Professor of Architecture Sara Valente.
  • If documentaries are more your thing, then check out Brett Morgen’s newly anticipated Moonage Daydream. What sets this documentary apart from the rest is that it includes never-before-seen concert footage and invites you into the turbulent yet whimsical life of David Bowie. Located on South Beach, O Cinema will be screening the film on September 23 and invites guests to come dressed in their “finest Bowie Inspired wardrobe.”
  • In an effort to bring art-house cinema to the greater Miami area, The Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami hosts different screenings throughout the month that promote events for both students and guests. On September 30, the theater will be showing John Carpenter’s 1987 horror film Prince of Darkness. But you don’t have to be a student of UM to attend; tickets can be purchased on their website for $10.70. If you’re a fan of The Thing, then this showing is just for you.

Kayla Melendez is a Senior studying English in the Literature track at FIU. Upon graduating, she has no idea what she wants to do with her life, as long as she is somewhere tan and happy. Naturally curious, she enjoys reading, writing, and watching films.