Amazing stories of Amazing WomenOct 12, 2018
Your favorite independent cinema is bringingyou more of the kind of movies you love."INSPIRATIONAL AND INVIGORATING.If you want to increase your faith in the future of humanity and have a rollicking good time doing it, there is no better place to go."– LOS ANGELES TIMES“Unfailingly charming.”– NEW YORK TIMES“Endlessly Delightful”-New York Magazine“Affectionate and supremely entertaining ”– VARIETY“An irresistible documentary that brims with youthful spirit and high ideals.”– NEWSDAY"So funny and so moving, it almost seems too good to be true....Science Fair mixes humor, heart, and hope to show that maybe today's youth are going to create a better future."-USA TodaySCIENCE FAIRHailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair.This veritable Olympics of science fairs is a killer-competitive event offering five million dollars in awards and future career connections galore. The countdown is on as kids not yet old enough to vote perfect scientifically advanced inventions that might very well change the course of history.As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. Directors Cristina Constantini and Darren Foster put the emphasis on imagination and ingenuity: these are regular kids with an outsized passion to achieve despite the limited resources at their command.Enjoy front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.SHOWTIMESFri, Oct 12 @ 7pmSat, Oct 13 @ 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pmSun, Oct 14 @ 1pm, 3pm, 5pm 7pm & 9pmMon, Oct 15 @ 9:30pmTues, Oct 16 @ 7pm & 9pmWed, Oct 17 @ 7pm & 9pmThu, Oct 18 @ 9:30pmMatangi/Maya/M.I.ABack By Popular Demand!Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.After back to back sold out screenings last week, we've brought this remarkable story for two more shows this weekend only. Don't miss them.SHOWTIMESFri, Oct 12 @ 9pmSat, Oct 13 @ 9pm"The movie’s imagery is consistently unearthly; its pacing has a magisterial weight....a fantasy feature awash in physical and emotional violence" - The New York TimesMANDYBack by Popular DemandBubbling up from somewhere in the realm of madness and chaos comes the eagerly awaited latest from grandiose filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only—to hunt down these maniacal villains and exact swift vengeance.In his delicious follow-up to cult hit Beyond the Black Rainbow, Cosmatos gleefully demonstrates an audacious command of tone and atmosphere, conjuring an ethereal treat for the senses that begs to be seen on a big screen. Awash in a salacious sea of gloriously unhinged performances, carnage, colors, and sounds, Cosmatos grinds up beloved genre tropes into a fine pulp and sculpts them into something altogether otherworldly.SHOWTIMESFri, Oct 12 @ 11pmSat, Oct 13 @ 11pm“An origin story, a tale of metamorphosis rather than of already formed greatness.”– The New York Times“A witty, spirited portrait of a genuinely complicated marital arrangement and to show how one woman’s genius could flourish even amid so much oppression and compromise"- Los Angeles Times-Rex Reed, New York ObserverCOLETTEKeira Knightley stars in this historical drama about the eponymous French novelist, whose provocative debut — falsely credited to her husband — becomes the toast of Paris, triggering a battle for identity, equality, and self-determination at the dawn of the feminist age.Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, celebrated French writer and gay icon, was not your average early-20th-century woman. And Colette is not your average period drama. Like the subject herself, Wash Westmoreland's film is energetic, fearless, and unapologetically feminist.We meet Colette (Keira Knightley) as a teenage girl in the Burgundian countryside, infatuated with Willy (Dominic West), a charming but much older Parisian publisher. When she joins him in the city as his bride, Colette begins to turn heads. Ripe for adventure and unafraid of her desires, Colette challenges the social and gender conventions, and sexual taboos, of Belle Époque Paris. Willy is all in - at first. He even encourages Colette to write as one of his "factory" authors, and the fruits of her labour, the Claudine books, quickly become a literary sensation. There's only one problem: though Claudine is Colette, she also belongs to Willy. Whether they're having sex, arguing about who they're having sex with, or debating Colette's writing, Knightley and West's chemistry leaps off the screen, capturing the attraction and the scandal at the heart of a tumultuous relationship.Filmmaker Wash Westmoreland capture Colette and her world with an intelligence, passion, and wit worthy of the writer herself. Colette's battle to have her voice heard in a patriarchal society is as relevant today as it was more than 100 years ago. She didn't let them win; neither should we.SHOWTIMESFri, Oct 12 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pmSat, Oct 13 @ 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm & 8:40pmSun, Oct 14 @ 4:20pm, 6:30pm & 8:40pmMon, Oct 15 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pmTues, Oct 16 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pmWed, Oct 17 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pmHOCUS POCUSKenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS has become a Halloween staple since its 1993 release for audiences everywhere, and in celebration of it's 25th Anniversary we are bringing the wickedly fun movie to the big screen this weekend.Cast out by Salem society and burned at the stake, The Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) return centuries later for revenge and find themselves anachronistically placed in modern society. While they seem to thrive in a less restrictive society, their continued quest for youth makes them villains. Ironically, it is their quest for youth and beauty that makes them unacceptable to the community despite the source of the quest being fueled by societal pressures placed upon women.HOCUS POCUS is an O Cinema + Flaming Classics co-presentation, bringing a unique post-film performance to each screening. On Saturday, October 13th, there will be a late night performance by Andro Gin and on Sunday, October 14th, there will be a family friendly show by Jupiter Velvet.SHOWTIMESSat, Oct 13 @ 11pm (For the Grownups)Sun, Oct 14 @ 1pm (Family Screening!)Our annual Halloween tradition returns for a glorious evening of madness, mayhem and music at O Cinema Miami Beach on Sat, October 20th for our beloved annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.This low-budget, freak show, cult classic is about the misadventures of Brad and Janet, an uptight yuppy couple who stumble across a strange mansion on a rainy night where they meet a mad transvestite doctor who creates a hunky guy in this very different take on the Frankenstein story.Join us for a fantastically fun night where you don't just watch the film, but you become part of the cast! Singing, hooting, hollering, and quoting along are not only allowed but encouraged. So come dressed in costume or just your favorite outfit and feel free to bring your own bag of props for the film or get one of ours (but no water or open flames will be allowed) and get ready for an evening unlike any other.Let's do the Time Warp again!TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST. GRAB YOURS NOW.Sat, Oct 209pmSUPPORT O CINEMABECOME A MEMBERAs a nonprofit cinema, the proceeds from our membership program go right back into increasing the diversity of our film presentations and events. An O Cinema membership supports a cornerstone of the cultural life of our community- so you can both feel good and do good by joining. Become a member today!