In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.
"Cinema Made In Italy" ME AND YOU
Multiple screenings August 14-20, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Lorenzo is a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers. He decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his building's neglected basement where for an entire week he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a "normal" teenager. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo's older half-sister Olivia changes everything. (In Italian with English subtitles.)
The film that influenced 12 Monkeys, Chris Marker's La Jetée is an essential example of science-fiction filmmaking. Marker's short masterpiece is set in a post-apocalyptic future that tells the tale of an anonymous man whose childhood recollections make him the ideal candidate for time travel. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America.
The 18th edition of Brazilian Film Festival Miami is bringing back the best of the latest Brazilian audiovisual productions to Florida! This year the festival pays a special tribute to the 100th year of the great Vinicius de Moraes. For the first time, the Brazilian Film Festival will feature TASTE OF BRAZIL, a sumptuous "taste" festival where the public will be able to experience Brazil "inspired" dishes at a selection of partnering restaurants across Miami.
SPARE ROOM FREE
Continues through August 17, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida | 800 Lincoln Road, Studio #101
Display. Decor. Decoy. An ersatz storefront within ArtCenter's 800 building designed by Michelle Weinberg, SPARE ROOM presents works that straddle the disciplines of fine art and functional design. SPARE ROOM exploits the familiar face of the storefront and explores its duality as convenience store and devotional space, emphasizing the shop window display as a conduit for consumer desire.
Cinema Judaica: The War Years, 1939 - 1949
Continues through August 24, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
This unprecedented exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters from 1939-1949 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life.
Miami-based artist Gustavo Oviedo creates and recreates utilizing canvases, photography, vinyl, drawings, video and found objects. Oviedo is an accidental environmentalist reclaiming his own artworks or remnants of them to create new pieces. He takes this a step further with his personal interest in boating.
Music, furniture design, art and architecture all reflected the moods of the Art Deco era. The 2014 Art Deco Inspired Art Show will showcase local artists who have been inspired by our local historic Art Deco. Visitors will see how a historic style has influenced contemporary artists.
The exhibition highlights Anatsui's recent work and features twelve monumental metal wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of his career to date. In addition, a series of works on paper illuminate his artistic process, while wooden wall reliefs reference his extensive work in other media.
Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food
Continues through October 5, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
From the pierogies of Poland to the salsas of South America, this exhibition will comprise a wide range of historic items that tell the story of Floridian Jews in the food industry - those who grow, prepare, distribute, cook and serve the foods we love.
Untitled ([construction of good)] Ongoing
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave 305.531.1001www.wolfsonian.org The Wolfsonian-FIU presents a new site-specific exhibit, Untitled ([construction of good)] by artist Bhakti Baxter in The Wolfsonian Bridge Tender House beginning November 29th. The installation will take place in the steel structure created in the Art Deco style outside of the museum entrance. The focus of the exhibit will be on the construction of good for mankind, focusing on how the meanings of things are perpetually shaped by their human and historical contexts.
The Bass Museum of Art invites visitors to experience the ancient world at the only Egyptian Gallery in Florida. The gallery offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of the world's oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving objects, including an Egyptian sarcophagus and mummy.
Watercolors-English and American Ongoing
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Avenue 305.532.9336www.weam.com The extraordinary persona of Sylvie Jones, the famed London artist who has also written such popular children's books as "Who's in the Tub," will be on view. Tickets are $15 with no one under 18 admitted.
Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
The permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art spans more than five hundred years and four continents, including works from Renaissance and Baroque paintings; Rococo court painting and English portraiture; painting and sculpture of North America and much more.
MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
OngoingJewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Avenue
Jazid is proud to be the longest-running nightclub on Miami Beach with live music every night of the week. Jazid's diverse music includes a multi-cultural mix of Latin and American jazz, funk, cumbia, reggae, rock, and more.
Free Fridays at the Wolf FREE Fridays, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave. 305.535.1001 www.wolfsonian.org FREE gallery admission with the support of The Miami Herald. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. with innovative programming at 7:00 pm.
Guided, Private and Self-Guided Tours of the Art Deco Historic District OngoingArt Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive 305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.