Tag Archives: Author: Mario Avalos

Panther Film Festival To Host First Mixer

Panther Filmmakers! Join us this Thursday, October 19th, at the first of several Panther Filmmaker Mixers at Deuxieme Maison (DM) 457 from 3:00-5:00 PM. This first event will serve as a Meet & Greet where those of you interested in learning more about the Panther Film Festival (PFF) will have an opportunity to ask us questions and meet other students who are interested in making films. We encourage you to stop by and pitch your ideas to everyone in attendance as you look to potentially fill some missing roles in your production crews! Oh, and as if you needed more of a reason to attend: there will be food and refreshments available. We’re excited to meet you all this Thursday and look forward to watching you develop your projects in the coming months!

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Blade Runner 2049 Review: Do Androids Dream of Awesome Sequels?

Thirty-five years. That’s how long fans of Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir classic Blade Runner have mulled over the question of whether or not Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a replicant. Today, they might finally get their answer — or simply find themselves further entrenched in the long debate for another few decades, despite Ridley Scott having voiced his own authoritative opinions on the matter. Regardless, for fans of the ’82 film, Blade Runner 2049  is going to be something special. A trip down memory lane with some intriguing new twists and turns that delve deeper into the original’s themes of human consciousness and identity. For the uninitiated, however, things might get a little ugly.

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Welcome Back + O Cinema Kicks off Week of Kubrick

We at FIU’s Film Studies Program hope that you, the members of our community, have managed to get back on track after the chaos brought upon us by Hurricane Irma. As we move towards establishing a sense of normalcy again, there are few things in this world that help as much as watching a movie among friends. That said, we hope you’ll be as excited as we are to hear that starting this Friday, September 22, O Cinema will begin a week-long celebration of one of the most prolific and revered directors in the history of cinema: Stanley Kubrick.

Stanley Kubrick filming a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Revamped Film Club Says “Welcome!”

In the last year, have you found yourself at a screening of Pan’s Labyrinth on campus? How about Saving Private Ryan? Pulp Fiction? All of those screenings, along with countless others over the years, have been brought to you by The Film Initiative: Underground. The club has been around since 2011, hosting a wide array of film screenings around campus and promoting student filmmaking through various means such as filmmaking workshops and by orchestrating the FIU Student Film Festival. They are very much the real deal and if you’re reading this newsletter and haven’t heard about them yet, you’ll probably want to start paying attention.

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A Guide to Fall 2017’s Film Classes

We’re just days away from an exciting new Fall semester. In the event you’ve neglected to pick your classes yet because you’ve been too caught up traveling, hitting up the beach, binging Stranger Things on Netflix, or just straight up sleeping in every day, don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered on what classes you might want to take this semester.  

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It’s Here: Popcorn Frights Film Festival Kicks Off A Week Of Horror!

South Florida’s premiere horror film festival has finally arrived! Popcorn Frights Film Festival kicks off their slasher-filled week tomorrow night at O Cinema Wynwood with a 7:00 PM screening of Tragedy Girls, followed by the North American premiere of Jackals at 9:00 PM, and Terrifier at 11:30 PM.

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Local Limelight: Secret Celluloid Society

Cinephiles across South Florida certainly have their fair share of options. Between the major chain theaters with several locations, like AMC and Regal, and the several independent cinemas such as Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, and Miami Beach Cinematheque, just to name a few, there really is no shortage of variety on any given night. When did we get so lucky?

Among the many scheduled screenings at these locations, there has been a noticeable rise in demand for the midnight/after-hour screenings of classic films, especially those in 35mm — something offered by most of the aforementioned theaters in some capacity. While these theaters put together some impressive programs, nobody puts on quite a show like the Secret Celluloid Society.

Nayib Estefan, Secret Celluloid Society’s founder, has a taste for theatrics.

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