As the weather cools down, November becomes the perfect time to stay in and watch movies. But if you’re not one of these people and are looking for something new to do, FIU Film Studies recommends these local events from now until November 16:
- From November 3-10, Miami Film Festival will be hosting their fall mini-festival GEMS 2022 showcasing various films at the Tower Theater. On their opening night they will be screening Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery followed by a party featuring food from Bulla Gastrobar and Sala’o Cuban Restaurant. If you can’t make it the first night, be sure to check out their other films including The Whale, White Noise, and The Quiet Girl.
- On November 3, the Perez Art Museum Miami will be hosting a “Floating Films” series in collaboration with Ballyhoo Media. During this event, the museum will be screening the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. The film will be shown on a giant barge on the water so they encourage guests to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the film.
- With a star-studded cast featuring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and Anthony Hopkins, Armageddon Time has become one of the most anticipated movies coming to theaters on November 4 to both Regal and AMC Theaters. Written and directed by James Gray, the film follows the aftermath when one young boy and his best friend get caught smoking cannabis and get sent to boarding school.
- Can’t decide what to watch? On November 7, Regal Theaters will surprise guests with a new release through their Monday Mystery Movie program. While they won’t give you the title ahead of time, tickets are only $5 making it a great deal for you and a friend.
- While major productions are always exciting, short films have become important in showcasing local talent and bringing new voices to audiences everywhere. On November 11, you can catch seven short films premiering at the Deering Estate as part of their partnership with Miami Short Film Festival. Tickets are being sold for that day’s events or you could buy a 3-day pass and enjoy the whole festival. Short films include Uprooted, Miracle Baby, and The Sprayer which all explore “convictions that lead us to recognize our deepest motivations.”
- On November 15, head over to GC 150 to catch a screening of Vida Skerk’s 24 minute short film “Night Ride (Noćna vožnja).” The filmmaker will be in attendance for discussion. Check out the full schedule for this event sponsored and presented by The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence & MEET EU.
- On November 15, join the Humanities Edge at FIU for a screening of Billy Corben’s film God Forbid: The Sex Scandal that Brought Down a Dynasty. Following the film there will be a panel featuring Corbin as well as producer Alfred Spellman. It will be held at MMC in room 160 of the SASC building from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.
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.