Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This week at MBC: "Tetro", "FLOW", "Black Orpheus", "Climates", "Three Monkeys"...in HD!‏

This week at MBC...
MBC Member screening of Tetro,
FLOW: For Love Of Water, Black Orpheus,
& two from Nuri Bilge CEYLON in HD!

Cannes Film Festival FIPRISCI Prize WINNER: Climates screens June 17!
“A MASTERPIECE!" -Indiewire "EXTRAORDINARY!"-Village Voice

The ongoing HD film festival where you don't just watch, you experience!

512 Española Way at Plaza España, (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)


JUNE 2009 at a Glance:

15: The Best of Cannes: Francis Coppola's Tetro (MBC Members Only Screening)

16: “Cinema GREEN”: FLOW: For Love of Water

17: “The Best of Cannes/ The Mysteries of CEYLAN: Climates

18: “ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE in HD”: Black Orpheus

19-21: “The Best of Cannes/ The Mysteries of CEYLAN: Three Monkeys

24: The Miami Beach debut of “GLOBAL LENS”: Getting Home

25-27: The American Black Film Festival

July 01: “GLOBAL LENS”: Getting Home

15 MON 8:30pm:

The Best of CANNES in HD!

Special Advance-Premiere

MBC Members Only screening!

Tetro (2009/USA/Argentina)

The newest film of Francis Ford Coppola

With Vincent Gallo, Maribel Verdú, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Carmen Maura

Tetro is Francis Ford Coppola's first original screenplay since The Conversation. It is his most personal film yet, arising from memories and emotions from his early life, though totally fictional. It is the bittersweet story of two brothers, of family lost and found and the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Argentine-Italian family.

Complimentary MBC Members Only Screening*

(Members RSVP HERE)

(*This screening is just for members! Want to bring a friend? They need to be a member too.

You, or your friends, can become a member also at www.MBCinema.com).

16 TUE 8pm:

“Cinema GREEN”

A NEW environmental film series in collaboration with:

ECOMB, the Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

FLOW: For Love of Water


(Directed by Irene Salina/USA/2008)

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary is an investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

WINNER: Best Documentary United Nations Association Film Festival

International Jury Prize Mumbai Int. Film Festival

Best Documentary Vail Int. Film Festival

"An ASTONISHING wide-ranging film. An informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests."- New York Times

"LIVELY & ENGAGING!"- Los Angeles Times

The film will be introduced by and followed by a Q&A TBA.

For tickets click HERE

17 WED 8:30pm:

The Best of CANNES in HD!

“The Mysteries of CEYLAN”

The films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Climates (Iklimler)

(Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan/ Turkey 2006)

With Ebru Ceylan. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kirilmis

Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI Award at Cannes, Climates is Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sublime follow-up to his Cannes multi-award winner Distant. Beautifully drawn and meticulously observed, the film vividly recalls the cinema of Antonioni with its poetic use of landscape and the incisive, exquisitely visual rendering of loneliness, loss and the often-elusive nature of happiness. During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast, the relationship between middle-aged professor Isa (played by Ceylan himself) and his younger, television producer girlfriend Bahar (Ceylan's real-life wife) brutally implodes. . .

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival FIPRISCI Prize

Istanbul Int. Film Festival Best Turkish Film of the Year

“A MASTERPIECE!...Ceylan takes the crispness of Hi-Def and transforms it into the perfect reflection of the characters' cool distance.”-Indiewire

For tickets click HERE

18 THU 8:30pm:


An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Black Orpheus (Orpheo Negro)

(Directed by Marcel Camus/Brazil/France/Italy/1960)

With Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus

1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

WINNER: Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film

Palm d'Or Cannes Film Festival

Golden Globes Best Foreign Language Film

“Taking the ancient Greek myth of a youth who travels to the land of the dead to bring back the woman he loves, and transporting it to the slums of modern day Rio de Janeiro, this bittersweet romantic tragedy has charmed audiences the world over with its beauty, color, and—above all—its music.”-David Ehrenstein

For tickets click HERE

19 FRI, 20 SAT, 21 SUN

7pm and 9pm:

The Best of CANNES in HD!

Cannes Film Festival 2008 WINNER Best Director!

“The Mysteries of CEYLAN”

The films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Three Monkeys (Üç maymun)

(Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan/Turkey/2008)

With Yavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Rifat Sungar

After his critically acclaimed mood pieces Distant and Climates, Turkey's leading filmmaker moves in a more plot-driven direction while retaining his mastery of ambience, nuance and astonishing cinematography. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Three Monkeys tells a twisty, noirish tale that opens with an ambitious politician fleeing a hit-and-run accident. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur Eyüp to take the rap. The film concerns the effects of this devil's bargain on Eyüp's family as simmering tensions and sexual intrigue wreak havoc in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts. In the spirit of Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Haneke's Caché, Three Monkeys mounts a caustic critique of the bourgeois family, riddled with hypocrisy yet stubbornly resilient in its seemingly boundless capacity to sidestep guilt and accountability.

In Turkish with English subtitles.

WINNER: Best Director Cannes Film Festival

“BRILLIANT! A confident trust in the combination of stark realism and unadorned melodrama.”-Seattle Times
“POETIC PERFECTION! He has an unerring gift for camera placement, and his slow, measured scenes can be as hypnotic as they are lovely”-Seattle Post
For tickets click HERE

24 WED (and July 01 WED) 8:30pm:

The Miami Beach Premiere of GLOBAL LENS*

In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

(*a new Wednesday Series! Each film will play twice)

The Global Lens film series was launched in 2003 to support the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Each film is selected (with the consultation of the Initiative's Film Board of Directors such as Pedro Almodovar-Spain, Christopher Doyle-China, Mira Nair-India, Carlos Reygades-Mexico, Béla Tarr-Hungary, Lars von Trier-Denmark, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul-Thailand) for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique perspective.

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Getting Home (Luo ye gui gen)

(Directed by Zhang Yang/China/2008)

With Zhao Benshan, Hong Qiwen, Song Danden

In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle–aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill

a dying co–worker's last wish to be buried in China's Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters —and even discovering love in

some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang's humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

WINNER: Berlin Film Festival Ecumenical Jury Prize

For tickets click HERE

COMING June 25-27!

Times and film details soon!

Tickets will be available day of screenings only,

at the box office.



and "GLOBAL LENS" continues!


FILMS: $10 or $7 MBC Members / Students / Seniors

Parking: 16th St. between Collins and Washington (covered lot)

or 16th St and Drexel Avenue (open lot)

Doors open fifteen minutes before screenings

T H E M I A M I B E A C H C I N E M A T H E Q U E The ongoing HD film festival where you don't just watch, you experience!

512 Española Way at Plaza España (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCINEMA.com




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