Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater Miami in Little Havana will bring seven art films to the big screen in a new series launching July 19. Through April 18, 2023, the series will feature films about legendary artists to suit every fancy, from an intriguing depiction of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to a stunning examination of the remarkable and often controversial Pierre-Auguste Renoir collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation.
Two of the films will be new to audiences at Tower Theater Miami. The first is Hopper, which chronicles the life of American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper. The second is The Last Vermeer, based on the true story of Dutch artist, portraitist, and art forger Han van Meergeren. The other five films are returning to the Tower Theater by popular demand, including the debut film in the series, Frida Kahlo.
“We began to program Exhibition on Screen films a few years ago and were immediately blown away by how much our audience appreciated them and how strong the demand was to see more,” said Nicolas Calzada, interim executive director of MDC’s Tower Theater Miami and Miami Film Festival. “These are visually gorgeous, entertaining, and informative documentaries that make you feel like you spent the evening in the Louvre, The Met, or the Prado. These films appeal to art aficionados, but are also accessible to audience members who aren’t experts and just want to learn more and enjoy the imagery. We look forward to this new season, which combines some new releases with some of the most beloved films in the series.”
In addition to the film series, Tower Theater Miami will also feature “Kitsch Medley,” an art exhibit by local Cuban-American visual artist Daniel Marin. Marin employs elements of Pop Art, abstraction, street art, carpentry, and décollage to reveal colorful and surreal moments in his paintings. The public will have an opportunity to view the free exhibit on the second floor of Tower Theater Miami.
Each film will be shown at 7 p.m. Check out the full list of films in the series:
- July 19 – Frida Kahlo
- August 16 – Canaletto and the Art of Venice
- September 20 – Goya Visions of Flesh and Blood
- October 18 – Hopper
- November 29 – Cezanne: Portraits of a Life
- December 13 – Renoir: Revered and Reviled
- April 18, 2023 – Vermeer: The Blockbuster Exhibition
Tickets for the art film series are $15 per person, per movie, and $13 for Miami Film Society members. To purchase tickets, click here.