Films

Feature Films

23 FILMS ABOUT A MAN NAMED ARTHUR

dir. Julian Yuri Rodriguez

The Miami Beach Cinematheque is turned into a Polish Bathhouse for the premiere of Julian Yuri’s first feature film: a domestic fantasia on Flagler street (entirely in Polish with English subtitles) that is as brutal, hilarious, moving, and confounding as it is indescribable.


Plays the Miami Beach Cinematheque
Friday, February 24th, at 4 PM
$10

Black Voices on Silent Film

In the early 1900’s Florida was the center of “race films,” silent films that depicted African Americans in a more nuanced and positive light than other forms of entertainment at the time. This screening sheds light on the few films that survived, with a live score.

Plays the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Sunday, February 26th, at 1 PM
Free with RSVP (must have ticket for entry)

John Wilson: American Treasure

dir. John Wilson

John Wilson, documentarian and national hero, blesses us with some of his idiosyncratic and occasionally-banned work. This screening is itself part of an ongoing film that John Wilson is making.

Playing the Miami Beach Cinematheque
Friday, February 24th, at 12 PM
$10

Moonlight

dir. Barry Jenkins

Free screening of Moonlight by Barry Jenkins, the record-breaking film that was shot in the neighborhood and created by Liberty City Natives, now nominated for eight Academy Awards! This film originated as a Borscht collaboration, was made in Miami by locals, and has grown to be the most awarded film of the year. It is living proof that with the right development and support, there is no limit to what Miami voices can achieve.


*supported by A24
Plays the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Sunday, February 26th, at 5 PM
Free with RSVP (must have ticket for entry)

Opuntia

dir. David Fenster

Work-in-progress screening of feature film by Miami native David Fenster about a conquistador-turned-shaman, Cabeza de Vaca, that explores cultural, personal and natural transformation. As the film is narrated by a cactus, several will be present and will provide live commentary during the screening via an electronic translator.


*presented by Kickstarter

Plays the Miami Beach Cinematheque
Friday, February 24th, at 2 PM
$10

Pootie Tang on 35mm 16th Anniversary Screening

dir. Louis CK

Very important celebration of an overlooked classic directed by Louis CK, as well as the debut of the Secret Celluloid Society Roadshow’s new portable 35mm system! A special Q and A will follow screening.


playing the Faena Hotel Screening Room
Friday, February 24th, at 11 PM
Vipers Only

The Boom Squad

dir. Evan Rosenfeld

World Premiere of Viceland’s documentary The Boom Squad about Liberty City’s youth football team.
Q and A and discussion around Liberty City’s newfound cinematic identity will follow screening, with Evan Rosenfeld (The Boom Squad director), Luther Campbell (musician, football coach), and more. Moderated by Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys, The U).


Playing the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Sunday, February 26th, at 3 PM
Free with RSVP (must have ticket for entry)

LaCroix #NoBroZone Commissions

DAY OFF 2

dir. Jillian Mayer

Virtual reality of virtual reality of virtual reality of...

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Escaped Exotics

dir. Rachel Johnson

A series of ethnobotanical videos uncover the unseen histories latent in the alien anatomies of invasive non-native species embedded within the landscape of South Florida.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Fangirl Mail

dir. Ambar Navarro

An animated/live-action documentary explores an online fascination of who we follow and why we form these online friendships.


Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Foam Sweet Foam

dir. Kelly Loudenberg

A video essay on the uncanny foam furniture used as designer training props by police and SWAT.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Growing Girl

dir. Marnie Ellen

Growing Girl is one woman’s story of vengeance and that aching feeling from all the things you wish you would have said.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

PLUR

dir. King Coochie

A claymation adaptation of a series of actual voicemails.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Sale El Sol

dir. Caroline Castro

A documentation of the anticipation, exhilaration, fear, space, time, and experience of imminent tropical storms/hurricanes in an increasingly inundated Miami.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Wild Lines 2: Edny

dir. Fereshteh Torsi

Chicago-based artist Fereshteh Toosi’s documentary short about a unique Miami resident.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

You Will Meet The Bringer (Bringer I & Bringer II [starring Rober Deniro])

dir. Devyn Waitt

A native Floridian returns home with her boyfriend to find a new housing development may be disrupting the original inhabitants of the land.


Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

OneFifty First Generation Voices Commissions

Agua Viva

dir. Alexa Haas

A manicurist in Miami attempts to communicate her inner desires, feelings, and daydreams through a language she cannot speak.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Brooding

dir. Coral Morphologic

Day Off 4

dir. Jillian Mayer

Virtual reality of virtual reality of virtual reality of virtual reality of...

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Fanimaltastic

dir. Karen Linda Johnson and Ms. Garcia's 7th Grade Film Explorer's Club

The only talk show for you and your pets!


Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Kaiju Bunraku

dir. Mayer\Leyva

A day in the life of a husband and a wife living in a world of giant monsters.


Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Measurements

dir. Jillian Mayer

Mimicking the appropriative gestures of advertising and prosumer media, Mayer’s direct message explores what can be obtained from a face.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

MIAMI 2001

dir. Nick Corirossi

Found footage created and edited by the 2001 South Miami High school shooter.


Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Miedo de Monos

dir. Michael Arcos

When I was younger my dad would always tell me a story about why he was scared of monkeys. It went something like this.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

ONE DOG GONE SUMMER

dir. Julian Yuri Rodriguez

A boy wants to make sure his doggy goes to heaven.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

[CRIES IN SPANISH]

dir. Giancarlo Loffredo

A young girl sings a song in a Latin cafe.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Short Commissions

GREAT CHOICE

dir. Robin Comisar

Woman get stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

LANCE LIZARDI

dir. Xander Robin

Lance is on a quest to become the #1 lizard collector in South Florida.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

My Trip to Miami

dir. Dylan Redford

I'm going on vacation to Miami for a week and will document myself visiting all of TripAdvisor’s “315 Top Attractions in Miami.”

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Short Films

200 Nam Nam

dir. Marcelline Mandeng

Experimental remake of the 1999 Robin Williams feature film comedy “Bicentennial Man”, starring Marcelline as “Nam Nam,” a robot who wanders the earth for 200 years trying to become human so she can die.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

All You Can Eat

dir. Tommy Groth

In a small town lives an ordinary clown with an extraordinary secret.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Body Heals

dir. Annelise Ogaard

A dispatch from a plastic surgery vacation, reflecting on beauty in the moment of metamorphosis after the knife goes in, but before the bandages come off.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Body Heals

dir. Annelise Ogaard

A dispatch from a plastic surgery vacation, reflecting on beauty in the moment of metamorphosis after the knife goes in, but before the bandages come off.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Buzzcut

dir. Jonathan Rhoads

Jane is out to get a buzzcut and ends up dealing with apocalyptic matters of a special kind while trying to fix the haircut her barber botched so that she can get laid before she dies.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Cave of Swimmers

dir. Alejandra Abad

Tells the symbolic, mythical, and abstract story of how they came to be, how they left left their lands, from primordial water and magical light to early cave paintings to the modern concert stage.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Deer Squad

dir. Scott Ross

Kelvin Peña befriends a group of wild deer in his backyard.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

El Otro Lado

dir. Ana Trevino

A video installation that allows the viewer to experience my journey crossing the border separating Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Fly Away

dir. Antonio Alonso

Uncle buys a Drone for nephew, they fly it, it flys away and gets lost, once it's recovered everyone will be in shock of what was witnessed on the drones Camera.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Genies: The Discovery

dir. Tony C. Lesesne

A depressed executive discovers a Genie bottle on the beach and his life and fortunes change in the strangest ways.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

How Would You Dress Me?

dir. Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

A short film that deals with the realization of one of my mother’s greatest fantasies: giving her full permission to dress me as she pleases.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Kuru

dir. Jonathan Cuartas

A man yearns to escape the familial obligation of murdering strangers to feed his cannibalistic brother.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Lazy Daze

dir. Brian Smee

Mailbox Dreams

dir. Henry Jose la Cruz

A girl has to pick up mail for mail box and she falls asleep.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Man Rots From The Head

dir. Janicza Bravo

A salesman on a bum route runs in to an odd lot.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

McClintock

dir. Christopher Irarrazabal

When Jason awakes from a nightmare he can't help but to hear a strange name everywhere he goes, his journey for the truth will lead him down a rabbit hole.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Over and Under and Through

dir. Desiree Moore

As Iris navigates adolescence, she must also navigate the home; which maps a patriarch-established structure that Iris must follow. Uncomfortable with this pre-destined architecture, Iris the wild Floridian landscape within her mind and with out boundaries.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

REMEMBERED BODY

dir. Hope Harrelson

Using the internet as a model REMEMBERED BODY centers around concerns of authorship, conquest, the self, and syncretism as they exist at the convergence of Miami’s diaspora communities.


Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Rosie Oh

dir. Andy Koeger

An unsupervised little girl wanders into her neighbor's house looking for her lost dog.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Scenes From Our Young Marriage

dir. Ronald Baez

A young couple journeys through seemingly innocuous conversation, exploring the emotional vastness of their short tenure in marriage.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

Sequence 02 1

dir. Cristine Brache

The filmmaker has a conversation about appearance with her grandparents, captured through the lens of gendered experience.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Soft Tissue Issues

dir. Juan Matos

Lucas hangs out at the park on a rainy day and eats a mango.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Standard Lease Agreement

dir. Jim Cummings/Dustin Hahn/Julia Bales

A woman and a realtor go through her lease.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th

Suddenly We Jumped

dir. Antonia Wright

A performance for video in which the artist's nude body breaks through a sheet of glass, becoming a fully functional, mechanized weapon of simultaneous destruction and creation.

Plays Main Event on Saturday, February 25th and Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Sweaty Mother Slow Groove

dir. Devin Harclerode

An engagement in magical thinking that proposes a displacement of swamp methodologies into the virtual realm via the cyborg-goddess hybrid, the metaphorical swamp is the possibility of a mushy danger zone that harnesses the absorption of an unwanted space: a disintegration of the binary and the soft-coded awareness of the body as a process, not a site.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

The Last Supper

dir. Janicza Bravo

A group of mobsters create a world for themselves that is not so fitting for the people around them.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

The Singularity Parts 1 and 2

dir. Marissa Goldman

In the one and only TIMES SQUARE, Marissa G (looking ever-so profesh) asks people what they think about the singularity.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th

Two Dollar Bill

dir. Hannah Marks

Teenage roommates Greta and Harper are thrown into turmoil when Frankie visits on Halloween.

Plays West Kendall International Film Festival on Thursday, February 23rd

“沈黙が窒息です” (Silence is Suffocation)

dir. Adriana De La Torre

A short abstraction of BIPOLAR DISORDER; a chronic mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly.

Plays Pamplemousse Party! on Saturday, February 25th