Our City Through the Lens

November 2, 2017admin

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Knight Foundation‘s Knight Arts Challenge and its vast spectrum of past grant winners, they’re sprinkling the city with magical moments that champion Miami’s historic neighborhoods and the avenues for expression that exemplify them. Starting that march towards artistic equality, they’ll be projecting a series of films in the round (on three screens) simultaneously at Lights, Camera, 305: A Miami Movie Night on Thursday, November 9th at Gibson Park. Take a look at the breakdown of films below:

O Cinema will be presenting:

“Muhammed Ali: Made in Miami” – Directed by Gaspar González and Alan Tomlinson, Which explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali.
“Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound” – Directed by Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson, and Chad Tingle, Which chronicles the forgotten 1960s Soul Music Scene in and around Miami.

Black Lounge Film Series will be presenting:

“Secrets of The Magic City” – Directed by R. Malcolm Jones, Which is set in the vibrant atmosphere of Miami’s underground teenage club world, we follow the powerful journey of Amiya Castle, who feels discarded by her mother after being left to spend the summer with relatives.

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival will be presenting:

“Summer Before Spring’s End” – Directed by Terence Price II and Reginald O’Neal, A young man dreams of a perfect day but suddenly gets hit with a harsh reality, which tampers his views on the best season of the year.
“Spit” – Directed by Mtume Gant, which follows a Hip Hop Artist in the beast of NYC who has reached the end of his rope and has decided to call it quits.
“Green and Yellow” – Directed by Miquel Galofré, The film shows the homeless as a neglected part of the social environment, separated from society, and attempts to bridge that barrier.
“Captureland” – Directed by Nabil Elderkin, Inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song ‘Capture Land’ by Jamaican artist Chronixx.
“First God then Michael Jackson” – Directed by Stretch Ledford, Thirteen-year-old Israel Hayden walks the walk – the Moon Walk. Not only do his friends in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood call him Michael Jackson, his family and his teachers do, too.
“Eye of Overtown” – Directed by Stretch Ledford, Jovan “Bonna” Lamb finds redemption and a calling as a self-taught photographer in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods, Overtown.
& more.