Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Miami Beach Cinemateque

This Week at MBC: "Cinema GREEN",
"Global LENS", Bergman, & more!

WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? screens TUE Sept 22 7pm and 9pm!


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

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


SEPTEMBER 2009 At A Glance:

22 TUE 7pm & 9pm: “Cinema GREEN” Who Killed The Electric Car?

23 WED 8:30pm: GLOBAL LENS Sleepwalking Land

24 THU 8:30pm: ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE in HD! Wild Strawberries

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 6:50pm “Best of CANNES” Cloud Nine

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 8:45pm “Best of CANNES” Lorna's Silence

30 WED 8:30pm: GLOBAL LENS Songs From The Southern Seas


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22 TUE 7pm & 9pm:

“Cinema GREEN”

A NEW environmental film series in collaboration with:

ECOMB The Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches

Who Killed The Electric Car?

(A documentary film by Chris Paine/USA/2006/92 min.)

It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

“If Americans are addicted to gasoline, what are the 12 steps to recovery?

Read the TIME Magazine article HERE

The film will be introduced and followed with a Q&A by Mr. Allen Miller, President of the Miami Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Club (MAFEV).

For tickets click HERE

23 WED 8:30pm:


In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Sleepwalking Land (Terra Sonâmbula)

(Directed by Teresa Prata/Mozambique/2007/95mins.)

With Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Hélio Fumo

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical, and sometimes macabre, journey across war–torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou's acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata's transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

WINNER: Kerala Int Film Festival FIPRECI Prize

For tickets click HERE

24 THU 8:30pm:


An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)

(Directed by Ingmar Bergman/Sweden/1957/91 mins.)

With Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bibi Andersson

The film that catapulted Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director's richest, most humane movie. Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (masterfully played by the veteran Swedish director Victor Sjöström), is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

WINNER: Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival and FIPRESCI Prize

Italian National Society of Film Critics Award

National Board of Review Best Foreign Film and Best Actor

“Wild Strawberries was acknowledged around the world as the seal on Bergman's career. The warmth and gentility of Victor Sjöström's performance render Isak Borg a character so sympathetic that the audience sides with him, however damning the accusations.”-Peter Cowie

For tickets click HERE

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 6:50pm

“Best of The CANNES Film Festival”

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Cloud Nine (Wolke Neun)

(Directed by Andreas Dresen/Germany/2008/98 mins.)

With Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal

Cloud 9 is the groundbreaking and lyrical story of a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she falls in love with a 76-year old man. Cloud 9 won an Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, and the Best Director and Best Actress prizes at this year's German Film Awards.

In German with English subtitles.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Jury Prize Coup de Coeur

German Film Awards Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress

Trieste Film Festival Prize Trieste

“Not since David Lean's Brief Encounter has a drama so thoughtfully explored a woman's point of view on her extramarital affair.”-Film Journal


“**** A heart-rending portrayal of love's labors lost and won.”-The Globe

For tickets click HERE

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 8:45pm

“Best of the CANNES Film Festival”

The latest from the Dardennes!

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Lorna's Silence (Le Silence de Lorna)

(Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne/Belgium/2008/105mins.)

With Jérémie Renier, Arta Dobroshi, Alban Ukaj, Morgan Marinne

The latest film from the highly acclaimed Dardenne brothers concerns the destiny of a woman caught between love and the law of the underworld. Lorna, (Arta Dobroshi), a young Albanian woman living in Belgium. A mobster has set up a false marriage between Lorna and Claudy (Jérémie Renier) allowing Lorna to get her Belgian citizenship. However, she also has connections in the Russian mafia which is ready to pay hard cash for the vital Belgian identity papers. But will Lorna remain silent?

In French and Albanian with English subtitles.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Best Screenplay Award

Official Selection Toronto Film Festival

Lumiere Awards Best French Language Film

“WHAT POWER! What affecting acting by Dobroshi, Renier, and Marinne!”

-Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times


For tickets click HERE

30 WED 8:30pm:


In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Song From The Southern Seas

(Pesn' Juzhnykh morej)

(Directed by Marat Sarulu/Kazakhstan/2008)

With Vladimir Yavorsky, Dzhaidarbek Kunguzhinov, Irina Agejkina

Two couples, one Russian and one Kazakh, live side by side in relative harmony in a beautiful yet semi–desolate region of the Great Steppe. But when the fair–skinned Russians give birth to a boy of decidedly darker skin, fifteen years of suspicion and acrimony arises between them, and can only be resolved by an ironic twist of family and fate. At times darkly somber, at other times tender and wistful–and buoyed throughout by a soundtrack of folk–inspired melodies–writer-director Marat Sarulu draws on Kazakhstan's epic history to create a gritty and deeply compassionate tale of humor and cultural insight.

In Russian with English subtitles.

For tickets click HERE



The Films of Agnès Varda,

including her latest The Beaches of Agnès


FILMS: $10 or $7 MBC & MIFF 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

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