Radical and Mesmerizing

Aug 17, 2018

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“Dazzling” – The New York Times

"Fascinating”– Entertainment Weekly

"Supremely elegant and engrossing"
- Variety

"A completely engrossing, compulsively watchable film...this striking documentary is hard to get out of your mind." 
-Los Angeles Times

Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen’s own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.

Beginning with his modest upbringing in London, Lee Alexander McQueen quickly ascended the ranks of the international fashion world. After graduating from Central Saint Martins and establishing his eponymous label, McQueen became head designer of Givenchy at age 27 and went on to win the Fashion Awards’ (then the British Fashion Awards) prize for British Designer of the Year four times. His theatrical runway shows and daring designs existed on the cutting edge of ’90s fashion, his controversial and confrontational work earning him equal attention from fans and detractors alike. At the same time, he also forged a friendship with the influential stylist Isabella Blow, cultivating an intimate relationship that would last until her death in 2007. As McQueen’s star rose, so did the pressure, and accompanying anxiety, to constantly strive for ever greater heights of genius.

Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s stunning documentary tells McQueen’s story through the testimonials from his closest friends and family. Featuring personal archives extending back to the earliest days of his career, as well as dynamic footage of his most boundary-pushing shows and creations, McQueen offers a vivid portrait of the tortured but inspired auteur’s work and persona.
Fri, Aug 17 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Sat, Aug 18 @ 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Sun, Aug 19 @ 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Mon, Aug 20 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Tues, Aug 21 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Wed, Aug 22 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Thurs, Aug 23 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
- The New York Times

"Spike Lee at his peak"
- Los Angeles Times

"One of the best films of 2018"
- Chicago Sun-Times

- Associated Press

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee and producer Jordan Peele comes the incredible true story of an American hero. 

It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. 

Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. 

Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world.
Fri, Aug 17 @ 7pm & 9:35pm
Sat, Aug 18 @ 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7pm & 9:35pm
Sun, Aug 19 @ 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7pm & 9:35pm
Mon, Aug 20 @ 7pm & 9:35pm
Tues, Aug 21 @ 7pm & 9:35pm
Wed, Aug 22 @ 7pm & 9:35pm
Thurs, Aug 23 @ 7pm & 9:35pm
Join us at #ArtsLaunch2018 on Sat, Sep 8 at the Arsht Center! This is Miami’s biggest event celebrating the Arts Season kick-off and it’s FREE! Plus ArtsLaunch@Night features a concert on the Thomson Plaza with DJ Kumi, Locos Por Juana, and Jahfé! RSVP: arshtcenter.org/artslaunch
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