MDC’s Tower Theater announces new series of art films


From an intriguing portrayal of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to a stunning film examining the remarkable and often controversial Renoir Collection of the Barnes Foundation of Philadelphia and more, Tower Theater Miami at Miami Dade College (MDC) will present seven art films on the big screen, from Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Two of the films, “Hopper” about American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper, and “The Last Vermeer”, based on the true story of Dutch artist, portrait painter and art forger Han van Meergeren, are new to the audience at the Tower Theater Miami. While the other five featured films, including “Frida Kahlo”, are returning to theaters due to popular demand.

“We started scheduling Exhibition on Screen films a few years ago and were immediately blown away by the appreciation from our audience and the strong demand to see more,” said Nicolas Calzada, Acting Executive Director of the MDC’s Tower Theater Miami and Miami. Film festival. “These are visually stunning, entertaining and informative documentaries that make you feel like you’ve spent the evening at the Louvre, the Met or the Prado. These films appeal to art lovers but are also totally accessible to non-expert viewers and I just want to know more and enjoy the pictures. We are looking forward to this new season, which combines some novelties with some of the most beloved films of the series.

This summer, Tower Theater Miami will also feature a “Kitsch Medley” art exhibit by local Cuban-American visual artist Daniel Marin. A self-taught artist, Marin combines elements of pop, abstraction, street art, carpentry and take-off, to reveal colorful and surreal moments in time in his paintings. The public will have the opportunity to view the FREE “Kitsch Medley” exhibit on the second floor of the Tower Theater Miami. Details will be announced soon.

Tower Theater Miami Art Film Series schedule below:

Tuesday July 19, at 7 p.m. – “Frida Kahlo”

· Tuesday 16 August, at 7 p.m. – “Canaletto and the art of Venice”

· Tuesday 20 September, at 7 p.m. – “Goya Visions of Flesh and Blood”

· Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. – “Hopper”

· Tuesday 29 November, at 7 p.m. – “Cézanne: Portraits of a life”

· Tuesday 13 December, at 7 p.m. – “Renoir: venerated and vilified”

· Tuesday 18 April, at 7 p.m. – “Vermeer: ​​The Blockbuster Exhibition”

Tower Theater Miami is located in the heart of Little Havana at 1508 SW 8th Street. Tickets for the art film series are $15 per person per film and $13 for Miami Film Society members. To purchase tickets, learn about upcoming events, or inquire about event rentals, visit www.towertheatermiami.com.

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