Miami Film Festival - Members ScreeningHey Members,
This one is especially for you. Choose from one of the two films below. There are a limited number of tickets for each screening so be sure to RSVP, ASAP to Membership@StandardHotels.com with your film choice. RSVP admits access for one Member and one guest.
Reeling in the best of world cinema to the Magic City! The 35th edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival brings World Premieres and highlights from distinguished Festivals like Toronto, Venice, and Sundance. Guests will experience more than 140 films from 50 countries, along with fabulous parties featuring the finest culinary delights and internationally-renowned guests.
DOLPHIN MAN + THE BIG BLUE (DOUBLE FEATURE + CONVERSATION)
Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm
Regal South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Immortalized in Luc Besson's classic The Big Blue, Jacques Mayol was the world's greatest free-diver, a restless lifelong sea-adventurer whose destiny was forever altered by his friendship with Clown, the dolphin, while working at Miami Seaquarium in the 1950s. Blending spectacular archival materials with recollections from family members, contemporaries and actor Jean-Marc Barr-who portrayed Mayol in The Big Blue-Greek documentarian Lefteris Charitos' inspiring feature directorial debut, narrated by Barr, allows us to share in that dreamy wonder Mayol found below the ocean's surface, where he went as far as any human can go to fulfilling that deep inner urge to experience the freedom of dolphins. Following the screening of Dolphin Man, an extended conversation with Jean-Marc Barr will be held in the auditorium, along with Barr's personal introduction to the second half of this double-feature presentation: a 4K digital restoration of The Big Blue.
Sunday, March 18, 6:15 pm
Sometimes nothing can seem more alien than life on Earth—especially if we’re talking about life in the Earth. Icelandic visual artist and filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason’s beguiling Winter Brothers follows Emil and Johan, two brothers whose work takes them deep into a Danish limestone mine, a locale rendered as weird and wondrous as a fairy-tale netherworld. Life aboveground, meanwhile, features more familiar conflicts: Emil’s toxic homebrew may have made a co-worker fatally ill, while Johan’s decision to sleep with the object of Emil’s long-brewing desire sparks a fraternal fracas.
Pálmason’s winter wonderland is by turns eerie and odd, beautiful and forbidding, and from start to finish utterly captivating. In short, Winter Brothers is one of the most uniquely imaginative feature debuts in recent memory and well worth burrowing into.