What To See During Miami Film Month

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If you haven’t noticed each month in Miami is a special month. Last month was Miami Museum Month, June is Miami Film Month, July/August is Miami Spa Month, etc. This month it’s all about film and art cinemas. With the film industry growing so much among our community Greater Miami has become synonymous with spectacular art cinemas and unique film festivals.

I really love the special film tours that they only hold during June. It includes films shot and produced in Miami and a feature film showcased at different theaters throughout the month. When you get to each theater you will uncover where each film was shot while listening to a narrative. The film selected will then be shown at the end of the tour for your enjoyment.

Check out the theaters that are participating this year.

Coral Gables Art Cinema | Film: Paraíso

Date: Sunday, June 8th

Tour location and time: Bayside Marketplace, 11 a.m.

Your guides: Coral Gables Art Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg and "Paraíso" star Adrián Mas

Film synopsis - “Paraíso” is the final film in the Cuban Triology (along with “El Supér” and “Bitter Sugar”) from writer/director Leon Ichaso. A “balsero” (rafter) flees from Cuban dreams gone awry and lands in a Miami of no return where the desperation to change his life leads this "new man" to commit despicable acts. A controversial and subversive taste of an imagined freedom, “Paraíso” explores generational and class divides within the Cuban exile community seldom addressed in cinema. This movie without a country – part thriller, part drama, part existential romance – explodes with heart, color and music.

O Cinema, Wynwood | Films: The Beach Chronicles / Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists

Date: Saturday, June 14th

Tour location and time: Bayside Marketplace, 11 a.m.

Tour guides: Kevin Sharpley - The Beach Chronicles, Andrew Hevia - Rising Tides

“The Beach Chronicles” synopsis - The animated film "The Beach Chronicles" focuses on Dirk Jenson, a detective living and working on South Beach who is drawn into the biggest battle of all time--the battle for all existence. Part “Miami Vice,” “Blade Runner,” “Chinatown” and “Dune,” the film is a noir mystery thriller that spans all space and time. The film was an official selection at Miami International Film Festival & Fort Myers Beach Film Festival. It has been featured on the PBS program “Art Street,” as well as in the Miami New Times’ article, “The Beach Chronicles Gives South Beach a Neo-Noir Facelift” and the original screening was one of the Miami New Times’ must attend events for The Miami International Film Festival. For more information on the film please visit thebeachchronicles.com.

“Rising Tide: A story of Miami Artists” synopsis - A feature-length documentary produced, directed and edited by Andrew Hevia for WLRN-TV, “Rising Tide” is a story about six Miami artists during the weeks surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach, the world’s largest contemporary art fair. Using a combination of styles, the film explores the impact the art fair culture has had on Miami's growing art scene and what it means to be an art city.

Miami Beach Cinematheque | Film: Goldfinger

Date: Sunday, June 22nd

Tour location and time: Bayside Marketplace, 12 p.m.

Tour guide: Miami Beach Cinematheque Founder Dana Keith

Film Synopsis - ‘The’ quintessential Bond film to many film buffs, the film is a brilliant third entry in the iconic series. In this installment, Bond gets his Aston Martin, spars with two statuesque British beauties (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton) and pits his wits against a memorable villain, Auric Goldfinger. Add the first Shirley Bassey theme song and some exciting action sequences and the result is an explosive cocktail with signature Bond flair.

For more information on Miami Film Month visit here.