💃🕺Inside STUDIO 54, a disco-era phenomenon

Oct 19, 2018

“For those of us who never went (and probably couldn’t have gotten in if we tried), “Studio 54″ lets you taste a bit of the ecstasy.”– VARIETY
"Captures the glory days of disco and decadence... a nostalgic, sometimes wistful, other times unsettling look back at a singular period of time: those post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, pre-AIDS-crisis years when glitz, glamour and excess moved to the disco beat and, for a flash, it seemed like the party would never end."
STUDIO 54: The Documentary

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan.

A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the bon vivant who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the behind-the-scenes creative mastermind who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise.

With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows.

Fri, Oct 19 @ 7pm & 9pm
Sat, Oct 20 @ 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Sun, Oct 21 @ 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Mon, Oct 22 @ 7pm & 9pm
Tues, Oct 23 @ 7pm & 9pm
Wed, Oct 24 @ 7pm & 9pm
Thu, Oct 25 @ 7pm

"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 Times


Bubbling 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.

Fri, Oct 19 @ 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

-New York Observer

Keira 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.

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.

Fri, Oct 19 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pm
Sat, Oct 20 @ 1:10pm, 3:20pm & 5:30pm
Sun, Oct 21 @ 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm & 8:40pm
Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pm
Tues, Oct 23 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pm
Wed, Oct 24 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pm
Thu, Oct 25 @ 6:30pm & 8:40pm


This Saturday, October 20 is Rocky Horror time!

Our annual Halloween tradition returns for a glorious evening of madness, mayhem and music at O Cinema Miami Beach this 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- all hosted by the fabulous Persephone Von Lips!

Sat, Oct 20
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On Monday, October 22, 7:30pm, Books & Books will proudly present “An Evening with Sally Field” at the Adrienne Arsht Center and in partnership with Miami Book Fair to celebrate the publication of her fascinating new memoir, IN PIECES (Grand Central Publishing, $29). Please join us for an evening with Sally as she converses with journalist Ana Veciana-Suárez. Together, we will go on a journey through her life, beginning with her childhood, her early years in Hollywood as “Gidget”, her stint as “The Flying Nun” (a role she loathed), her finding her voice as a serious actress in “Sybil”, her process at the Actors’ Studio, her relationships (including with Burt Reynolds) her Academy award-winning role in "Norma Rae", and even her competition for the role of Mary Todd in Spielberg’s “Lincoln”. What emerges is a story, told “in pieces” as she looks back on her life and tries to make sense of herself, not just as the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens, but as a woman — first and foremost — and a complex one at that. This is Sally as you’ve never seen her before! 

Tickets for this presentation are $45 and include an autographed copy of the book.
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