Film Preview: What’s Coming to Miami Indie Theaters

May 24, 2018admin

This one’s for the cinephiles like us, who love to adventure into foreign places and catch indie flicks before they break. Instead of binging from the comfort of your own couch, Miami’s art theaters always have great selections you can support. From Cannes award-winning films to U.S. premieres, check out what our local independent movie theaters have coming up:

O Cinema Wynwood

NOW: Boom for Real – An in-depth look at the pre-fame life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City the late 1970s and ’80s shaped his vision.
5/25 – 5/31: You Were Never Really Here – Joaquin Phoenix at his indie grittiest. The thriller took home the awards for best actor and best screenplay at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
6/1 – 6/7: The Gospel According to André – André Leon Talley’s life on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and more.
6/8: First Reformed – A small-town church minister (Ethan Hawke) struggles with his faith when a pregnant woman (Amanda Seyfried) and her radical environmentalist husband come to him for counseling.
6/15: Hearts Beat Loud – In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo during the summer before the girl leaves for college. Featuring Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, and Toni Collette.

O Cinema Miami Beach

NOW:RBG – At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Here’s a deep look at her story.
5/25 – 5/31: Disobedience – A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite. Featuring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz.
6/16: The Doctor from India – A meditative and immersive portrait of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda to the west in the late 1970s. Paired with food and meditation.
6/29: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – With his gentle voice and heartfelt words of wisdom, Fred Rogers served as a compassionate surrogate father for generations of American children who tuned in to public television.

Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 – 2003) of the television series ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ circa 1980s. (Photo by PBS Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)


Gables Arts Cinema

NOW: Let the Sunshine in – Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film by acclaimed director Claire Denis.
5/25 – 5/26: The New Black Cinema Showcase – Two nights of cutting-edge, critically acclaimed Black films and filmmakers. Featuring works from award-winning filmmakers Terence Nance, Mariama Diallo, Faren Humes, and many more.
5/25 – 5/30: Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day – Epic, five-part miniseries by German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder premiering in the U.S. for the very first time.
5/27 – 5/31: Concert for George – One year after the passing of George Harrison, wife Olivia and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a tribute in his honor.
6/16 – 6/21: The Guardians – An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm must grapple with the workload while the men are off at the front.

Tower Theater

NOW: The Motive (El Autor) – Javier Gutierrez in a Darkly Hilarious and Razor-Sharp Film from Spain nominated for 9 Goya Awards including Best Picture.
6/15: Loving Pablo – Loving Pablo chronicles the rise and fall of the world’s most feared drug lord, Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem), and his volatile love affair with Colombia’s most famous journalist, Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz).
6/22: American Animals – American Animals is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.
6/26: McKellen: Playing the Part – Unprecedented access to private photo albums, never-before-seen archive material, diaries written when he was 12, and exclusive behind the scenes of theatre shows and films.

Miami Beach Cinematheque

NOW: The Rider – In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Cannes Winner.
5/26: Western – An intense, slow-burning thriller, Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria.
6/15: Mary Shelley – She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction.