Spend some time exploring culture with us! Take a look at our picks of the week. From film to art, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
INFFINITO FILM FESTIVAL: WOMEN OF THE BRAZILIAN AUDIOVISUAL
Through April 18th
The Inffinito Film Festival's series Women in the Brazilian Audiovisual will have its 2nd screening. It's a free online event showing features, documentaries, animation, and shorts by renowned Brazilian filmmakers. The films represent the female presence in the audiovisual and provoke reflection on gender equality in the sector. More event details here.
SOUTH MIAMI DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: INDIE FLICKS - NARROWSBURG
April 11th through the 14th
In 1999, small town Narrowsburg, NY was poised to become the “Sundance of the East”—or so Jocelyne and Richard Castellano would have local residents believe. The organizers of the Narrowsburg Film Festival—a glamorous French film producer and her mafioso-turned-actor husband—promise to revitalize the town through film. As the duo secures local investment in a feature film production and convinces locals they can become stars, the stage is set for a stranger-than-fiction tale of Hollywood dreams, deceit and delusions. The discussion and Q&A will feature Director and Producer Martha Shane. More event details here.
MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS: ZEN AND THE ART OF FAITHFUL SONG
April 12th at 7:00 pm
In the world of faith-based music, an entire new way of choral performance has arisen that connects performers and audiences across wide distances around awe-inspiring digitally mastered performances. Yet to make these things happen takes (not only) musical talent, but also technology and community-building skills. Rising soprano Elizabeth Zito is a versatile vocalist who performs an eclectic and inspirational mix of opera, jazz, blues, sacred, classical and world music – and over the past nine months she has become a sought after leader in convening faith-based audiences for musical celebration and worship. More event details here.
THE FRANK PEMBROKE PINES: BITS & PIECES
Through April 30th
'Bits & Pieces' reinterprets the practices of collage and assemblage –both in terms of technique and conceptual framework- in the unexpected context of a virtual space. With a focus on artists who utilize cropped and fragmented imagery in their artistic production, this collaborative project disassembles and recombines existing works of art to create a new conversation about authorship, representation and subjectivity. More event details here.
(photo: The Frank Gallery)
THE STUDIOS KEY WEST: WEST SIDE STORY - A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY WITH STEPHEN KITSAKOS
April 12th through the 26th
Is it racism that precipitated the tragedy in West Side Story and not just miscommunication as in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet? How does the marginalization of outsiders keep repeating itself in the story of America? How did four gay men: Bernstein, Sondheim, Laurents & Robbins create a musical which captures the universality of the immigrant experience and provide the basis for racial conflict in mid-20th century urban life? Take a look at the journey from “East Side Story” to “West Side Story” through a socio-cultural and socio-political lens to examine how the universals from Shakespeare in 1597 are still admissible in 2020. More event details here.