Head to Little Havana’s popular arthouse cinema and see Frida Kahlo’s story, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and other famous artists come to life
MIAMI (July 6, 2022) – From an amusing depiction of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to a stunning film that examines the extraordinary and often controversial Renoir series at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and more, Miami-Dade College (MDC) Miami Tower Theater From Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to Tuesday, April 18, 2023, seven arthouse films will hit the big screen.
Two of the films, “Hopper” by American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper, and “The Last Vermeer” based on the true story of Dutch artist, portraitist and art forger Han van Megren , new to the audience at the Miami Tower Theatre. And five other feature films, including “Frida Kahlo,” are returning to theaters due to popular demand.
“We started making exhibitions on screen films a few years ago, and we were immediately struck by how much our audiences appreciated them and the strong demand to see more of them,” said Nicholas Calzada, interim executive director of MDC Miami and Miami Tower Theatre. Nicolas Calzada) said the film festival. “These are visually gorgeous, entertaining and informative documentaries that will make you feel like you’ve spent an evening at the Louvre, the Met or the Prado. These films appeal to art lovers, but are also fully accessible to non-expert audiences , they just want to learn more and appreciate the images. We look forward to a new season that combines some new releases with some of the most popular films in the franchise.”
The Miami Tower Theatre will also host the “Kitsch Medley” art exhibit this summer Local Cuban-American visual artist Daniel MarinA self-taught artist, Marin combines elements of pop, abstraction, street art, woodworking and collage to reveal colorful and surreal moments in time in his paintings. The public will have the opportunity to view a free “Kitsch Medley” exhibit on the second floor of the Miami Tower Theater. Details will be announced soon.
The Miami Tower Theatre Arts Film Series schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, July 19, 7pm – “Frida Kahlo”
- Tuesday, August 16, 7pm – “Canaletto and Venetian Art”
- Tuesday, September 20, 7pm – “Goya’s Flesh Eye”
- Tuesday, October 18, 7pm – “The Hopper”
- Tuesday, November 29, 7pm – “Cezanne: Portraits of Life”
- Tuesday, December 13, 7pm – “Renoir: Respected and Dishonored”
- Tuesday, April 18, 7pm – “Vermeer: The Blockbuster Exhibition”
Miami Tower Theater is located in downtown Little Havana 1508 SW 8th street. Tickets for the arthouse film series are $15 per movie per person and $13 for Miami Film Society members. To purchase tickets, find out about upcoming events or inquire about event rentals, visit www.towertheatemiami.com.
About the Miami Tower Theatre
MDC’s historic Miami Tower Theatre first opened its doors in December 1926 and is one of the city’s oldest landmarks. The Miami Tower Theater is located on Calle Ocho in the heart of Little Havana, adjacent to the famous Domino Park and nearby Ball & Chain, Azucar Ice Cream and other popular restaurants, bars and shops. A social gathering place for film and culture lovers, the Art Deco Art Theater offers an in-theater film experience on the big screen, including independent, international and Spanish-subtitled films, exciting events, educational opportunities and cultural-specific exhibits. Additionally, the Miami Tower Theater is available for private event rentals and viewing parties.
The Miami Tower Theatre is the year-round venue for the MDC Miami Film Festival (March 3-12, 2023) and GEMS (November 3-6, 2022), as well as the venue for the Miami Film Society’s monthly screenings. For updates, visit @towertheatemiami on social media and www.towertheatemiami.com.
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