Some of the years best, back on the big screen.cMar 08, 2018
1945In this astonishingly haunting film winner of the Audience Favorite Award for Best Narrative at the Miami Jewish Film Festival, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War.On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning - expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they've experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain. A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama that reiterates Thomas Wolfe's famed sentiment: you can't go home again.SHOWTIMESFri, Mar 2 @ 6:30pmSat, Mar 3 @ 2:30pm, 4:30pm & 6:30pm
Sun, Mar 4 @ 4:30pm & 6:30pmMon, Mar 5 @ 6:30pmTues, Mar 6 @ 6:30pmWed, Mar 7 @ 6:30pmThurs, Mar 8 @ 9:30pm"COMPELLING! Simple, powerful, made with conviction and skill,"-Los Angeles Times"ABSORBING!"- New York Times"Gripping period drama offers a fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic."ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMA FANTASTIC WOMANMarina (Daniela Vega), the transgender heroine of A FANTASTIC WOMAN, is beautiful, enigmatic, and plunged into a precarious situation after her boyfriend dies unexpectedly in her company.Fifty-seven-year-old divorcé Orlando (Francisco Reyes) wakes in the middle of the night, suffers an aneurism, and falls down some stairs, sustaining injuries that will come to haunt Marina after she takes him to the hospital and attempts to slip away before authorities and family members begin prying. Marina knows she's regarded with suspicion for her youth, class, and, above all, gender status. She expects to gain little from Orlando's demise, but the viciousness of Orlando's son, the cold-heartedness of Orlando's ex-wife, and the intrusiveness of a detective from the Sexual Offenses Investigation Unit force Marina to not only clear her name, but also to demand the very thing no one seems willing to give her: respect.Making subtle nods toward Almodóvar and Fassbinder, Lelio suffuses his scenes with an air of subversive noir, emphasizing Marina's quest to prove she is not the femme fatale her adversaries make her out to be. A FANTASTIC WOMAN is an alluring exercise in style, a smart spin on the genre, and a much-needed entry into the category of films that move trans characters from the margins to the spotlight.SHOWTIMESFri, Mar 2 @ 8:30pmSat, Mar 3 @ 8:30pm
Sun, Mar 4 @ 8:30pmMon, Mar 5 @ 8:30pmTues, Mar 6 @ 8:30pmWed, Mar 7 @ 8:30pm"FANTASTIC" -The New York Times"CAPTIVATING" - Los Angeles Times"EXTRAORDINARY"- Wall Street JournalCAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFWe're partnering with the world's most legendary performing arts institutions to bring the best in current productions recorded live from legendary theaters and simulcasted to South Florida audiences at O Cinema Miami Beach.Tennessee Williams' twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roofplayed a strictly limited season in London's West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews' 'thrilling revival' (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney.On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real - and which will win out?Sun, March 41pmCALL ME BY YOUR NAMEIt's the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's seventeenth century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming, 24-year-old American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of this sensual setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will change their lives forever.The latest film by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) is adapted from the novel by André Aciman, with a screenplay by Guadagnino and James Ivory. The juxtapositions work amazingly well in this period drama which combines the stunning and effortless opulence that harkens to the lush worlds of a Merchant-Ivory production combine with Guadagnino's keen sense of sensuality and intimacy, all in a 1980's setting that is heightened by a stellar soundtrack featuring Sufjan Stevens. Luminous performances from Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and a break-out turn from Timothée Chalamet buoy Guadagnino's gorgeously realized coming-of-age drama. An instant classic, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME bolsters Guadagnino's rightful reputation as one of the most inspiring filmmakers working today.PHANTOM THREADSet in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (three-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he meets a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. For his latest film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson reunites with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis to paint a stylish and illuminating portrait of an artist on a creative journey, as well as of the fascinating women who keep his world running.SHOWTIMESFri, Mar 2 @ 9:30pmSat, Mar 3 @ 4:30pm & 9:30pm
Sun, Mar 4 @ 2m & 7pmMon, Mar 5 @ 9:30pmTues, Mar 6 @ 9:30pmWed, Mar 7 @ 9:30pmThus, March 8 @ 9:30pm"A singular vessel for beauty and pleasure"-The New York Times"Absurdly pleasurable to watch"-Boston Globe- Los Angeles TimeslExclusive O-Cinema Offer!Use promo code OCINEMAARSHT at arshtcenter.orgSUPPORT 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!