This week @ O Cinema: Stanley Kurick & Manolo Blahnik

Sep 22, 2017

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Despite being a little weather beaten, we've survived Hurricane Irma and are back in the business of brining the best in independent cinema to our community.  This Friday, O Cinema Wynwood will reopen with a documentary on a fashion luminary who happens to be the worlds most famous luxury shoemaker- the iconic Manolo Blahnik.  You won't be able to see this film in any other local theaters- it's playing exclusively in Miami at O Cinema Wynwood and only for one week so don't miss it.

Few filmmakers elicit the passion of cinephiles like the inimitable Stanley Kubrick.  Since O Cinema first opened it's doors, we have visited with Kurbrick's body of work at several instances and each time to thunderous enthusiasm from our community.  This week we once again embark on a journey revisiting some of Kubrick's most beloved films on the big screen at O Cinema Miami Beach- each presented in stunning HD digital restorations. These screenings will sell quickly so grab your tickets today.

MANOLO is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world's most famous luxury shoemaker, revered by celebrities, stylists, and industry icons for generations.

Growing up on a remote Spanish Canary island, Manolo made shoes out of sweet wrappers for lizards that he caught in his family's garden. After opening his first store in London in 1973 and coming of age in fashion capitals such as Paris and New York, Manolo now has shops anddepartment store concessions in over 20 countries and retains full control of the business, still creating every shoe, even hand-carving the wooden forms himself.

Director and longtime fashion journalist Michael Roberts presents this never-before-seen peek into Mr. Blahnik's world, featuring a 'who's who' of the fashion and entertainment industries including Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, Isaac Mizrahi, and André Leon Tally.

Fri, Sept 22 @ 7pm & 9pm
Sat, Sept 23 @ 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Sun, Sept 24 @ 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, & 7pm
Mon, Sept 25 @ 7pm & 9pm
Tues, Sept 26 @ 7pm & 9pm
Wed, Sept 27 @ 7pm & 9pm
Thurs, Sept 28 @ 7pm & 9pm

"Vibrantly imaginative" 
-The Hollywood Reporter

"a treat to spend time in the company of a true artist, never before illuminated with such clarity." - Los Angeles Times

it's an enjoyable confection." 
-Village Voice

THE SHINING is Stanley Kubrick's psychological horror masterpiece, a stylized classic which continues to influence the entire genre.

For the Torrance family, the winter caretaker job at the old Overlook Hotel is a chance to get themselves back on track and work through past issues and traumas. But they'll encounter so much more in its ancient twisting halls. Welcome, then, to the Overlook Hotel-the intersection of the minds of Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King. A space where nothing and no one can be completely trusted. A space where you retrace your steps back where you came from, only to find yourself deeper in the grasp of unspeakable horror.

Stanley Kubrick co-adapted this script from the Stephen King novel, and turned the story of the Torrance family into one of the most chilling and masterful horror films of all time. Kubrick melds vivid performances from Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots, and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre. As the ghostly inhabitants of the Overlook slowly drive Jack insane, his wife and son may have a much more tangible threat to worry about... Kubrick's signature visuals turn the cavernous, empty hotel into one of the most terrifying settings of all time, while classic horror moments from REDRUM to "Heeeeere's Johnny" to the creepy twins continue to draw rabid fans to this enduring horror favorite.

Fri, Sept 22 @ 7:15pm
Sat, Sept 23 @ 10:30pm
Sun, Sept 24 @ 2pm
Mon, Sept 25 @ 7:15pm

"Meticulously detailed 
and never less than fascinating" 
- The New York Times


Stanley Kubrick dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire, adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel, complete with "Nadsat" slang.

Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence". As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. 

Released in late 1971, the film sparked considerable controversy in the U.S. with its X-rated violence; after copycat crimes in England, Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution until after his death. Opinion was divided on the meaning of Kubrick's detached view of this shocking future, but, whether the discord drew the curious or Kubrick's scathing diagnosis spoke to the chaotic cultural moment, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE became a hit. On the heels of New York Film Critics Circle awards as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Kubrick received Oscar nominations in all three categories.

Fri, Sept 22 @ 10:30pm
Sat, Sept 23 @ 4:20pm
Tues, Sept 26 @ 7:15pm

"a most unusual-and disorienting-movie experience....describing horror with such elegance and beauty" 
- The New York Times


A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity.

To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millenia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality. With assistance from special-effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology for a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. 

Despite some initial critical reservations that it was too long and too dull, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY became one of the most popular films of 1968, underlining the generation gap between young moviegoers who wanted to see something new and challenging and oldsters who "didn't get it." It has gone on to be considered one of the greatest films ever made, finding new fans with each passing generation.  On the eve of its 50th anniversary in 2018, we welcome it back to the big screen at O Cinema Miami Beach.  Let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin...

Sat, Sept 23 @ 7:15pm
Sun, Sept 24 @ 7:15pm
Thurs, Sept 28 @ 7:15pm

"Only a few films are transcendent, and work upon our minds and imaginations like music or prayer or a vast belittling landscape...Alone among science-fiction movies, 2001 is not concerned with thrilling us, but with inspiring our awe." 
- Roger Ebert


In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button - and played the situation for laughs.  Starring Peter Sellers (in multiple roles) and George C. Scott in career-defining roles.

Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire and a host of superb comic performances have kept the film fresh and entertaining. When a rogue order from a high ranking general launches an attack on the Soviet Union, everyone must ask themselves what comes next. Some sees this as an opportunity to do something about Communism in general and Russians in particular. However, the ante is upped considerably when the Soviets announce their  latest innovation in weapons technology: a "Doomsday Machine" that will destroy the entire world if the Russians are attacked.

Social critics and cinephiles alike have begun discussing how timely Dr. Strangelove feels in the context of current global politics. Ultimately that is for each viewer to decide on their own, yet as a work of cinematic art, Dr. Strangelove is a timeless classic whose satirical commentary never seems to be out of touch with the present world, whenever it is viewed.

Sat, Sept 23 @ 2:30pm
Sun, Sept 24 @ 5pm
Wed, Sept 27 @ 7:15pm

"Dr. Strangelove seems remarkably fresh and undated - a clear-eyed, irreverent, dangerous satire. " 
- Roger Ebert

"So much about it that is grand, so much that is brilliant and amusing, and much that is grave and dangerous."
-The New York Times




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