Now Playing: Manchester by the Sea- "One of the years best films" at O"Cinema in Wynwood!Dec 17, 2016
MANCHESTER BY THE SEAAfter the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick.Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.Casey Affleck's astonishing performance captures all the substance and crumbling complexity of Lee-a guy frozen in anguish and barely holding it together-who must now step beyond self-imposed isolation to connect with his nephew. Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me) masterfully depicts human brokenness and the possibility of transformation through subtle, small moments between characters. There are no quick fixes in the working-class New England town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, just the imperfect struggle to meet loss with integrity and decency, day by day.SHOWTIMESFri, Dec 16th @ 6:45pm & 9:15pmSat, Dec 17th @ 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm & 9:15pmSun, Dec 18th @ 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm & 9:15pmMon, Dec 19th @ 6:45pm & 9:15pmTues, Dec 20th @ 6:45pm & 9:15pmWed, Dec 21st @ 6:45pm & 9:15pmThurs, Dec 22nd @ 6:45pm & 9:15pm"Powerful, emotional filmmaking...a film that just wallops you with its honesty"-Los Angeles Times"A poignant, surprisingly hilarious depiction of death, grieving, and small-town life."-Village Voice"Understated, unaffected, yet stunning in depth and resonance."-Wall Street Journal"ONE OF THE YEARS BEST FILMS!"- Rene Rodriguez, Miami HeraldNOCTURNAL ANIMALSAmy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Armie Hammer headline the second feature from director Tom Ford about a woman who is forced to confront the demons of her past as she is drawn into the world of a thriller novel written by her ex-husband.In his second feature, Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford has brilliantly assembled, a new unsettling work that signals a major step forward for the fashion designer/film director after his well-received debut, A Single Man. Stylish and gorgeous to look at, Nocturnal Animals is far more than an exercise in aesthetics as it turns its gaze on the complex inner life of a middle-aged woman whose world is about to be turned upside down.Susan (Amy Adams) is a successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner who wants for very little, yet she finds her paradise troubled by the frequent absences of her second husband (Armie Hammer), a handsome young doctor, due to his incessant travelling. Susan is rattled further when a manuscript arrives on her desk, written by her long-estranged first husband, Tony (Jake Gyllenhaal). As Susan delves into the book, she is forced to examine her own past. Oscillating effortlessly between Susan's reality and the story within a story, Ford slowly and meticulously turns the screws, delving into suspense while keeping a firm hand on the disturbing drama.Nocturnal Animals is both an effective thriller and a psychological study of a woman in crisis. Ably supported by his superb cast, Ford never puts a foot wrong as he deftly navigates these two sides; his crisp direction is totally suited to the material. The result is a sheer delight from beginning to end.SHOWTIMESFri, Dec 16th @ 8:45pmSat, Dec 17th @ 4:15pm & 8:45pmSun, Dec 18th @ 4:15pm & 8:45pmMon, Dec 19th @ 8:45pmTues, Dec 20th @ 8:45pmWed, Dec 21st @ 8:45pmThurs, Dec 22nd @ 8:45pm"A stunning film noir that resonateswith ghostly, poetic terror."- Rolling Stone"Outrageously gripping and absorbing thriller with that vodka-kick of pure malice."-The Guardian"A fantastic beast of a film, intoxicating and strange" -Entertainment WeeklyNOMINATED FOR SIX GOLDEN GLOBES!MOONLIGHTA timeless story of human connection and self-discovery,Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami.At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins's staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
Delivering a restrained yet intoxicating story with genuine emotional power. Moonlight, a film set and made in Miami by native Miami filmmakers- writer/director Barry Jenkins, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and co-producer Andrew Hevia- is consistently surprising and brimming with formal invention, from camera movement to the richly evocative imagery. Grand in scope but intimate in execution, it's a film you will be unable to forget.SHOWTIMESFri, Dec 16th @ 6:30pmSat, Dec 17th @ 2pm & 6:30pmSun, Dec 18th @ 2pm & 6:30pmMon, Dec 19th @ 6:30pmTues, Dec 20th @ 6:30pmWed, Dec 21st @ 6:30pmThurs, Dec 22nd @6:30pm"Breathtaking" - The New York Times"Magical" - Los Angeles Times"Powerful" - Entertainment Weekly"Epic" - Rolling Stone"Masterpiece" - Wall Street Journal"Marvelous" - Time Magazine"Thrilling" - The Guardian"Exquisite" - Miami Herald"Moonlight is Miami's first bonafidemovie masterpiece."-Rene Rodriguez, Miami HeraldAs many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy.SHOWINGSat, Dec 17th @ 7pmTICKETS & PASSES NOW ON SALEPedro Almodóvar's remarkable body of work embraces melodrama, screwball comedy, noir and sci-fi, all worked through with a magical imagination that has produced a genre all of its own - it's what the Cuban writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante termed Almodrama.Starting on Friday, Dec 30th, O Cinema Miami Beach will embark on a week-long retrospective featuring many of the director's best-loved films such Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), All about My Mother (1999) and Volver (2006) among others.Tickets are now on sale and selling quick- grab yours today.SUPPORT O CINEMABECOME A MEMBER!As a nonprofit cinema, the proceedsfrom our membership program go right back intoincreasing the diversity of our film presentations andevents. An O Cinema membership supports acornerstone of the cultural life of our community-so you can both feel good and do good by joining.Become a member today!