The Indie Cinema Weekend Roundup is a weekly effort to support Miami’s small film houses, which are the only local venues for new, independent film. This week’s roundup was compiled by Denise Castillon.
Title: ‘In The Land of Blood and Honey’ (USA, drama/romance, 126 minutes, Rated R)
Synopsis: Written and directed by Angelina Jolie, the disturbing, yet titillating In The Land of Blood and Honey, set during the Bosnian War in the 1990s, expresses the brutality of both sides of this horrific conflict through the relationship that develops between a Serbian solider and his Bosnian prisoner.
Where: Tower Theater
Showtimes: Friday and Saturday @ 9:05pm
Tickets: $8, $7 (student)
Title: ‘Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone’ (USA, music documentary, 107 minutes, unrated)
Synopsis: Emerging in the 1980s, Fishbone rose out of the ghettoes of South Central Los Angeles to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk, they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry. The iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, a story about music and social history, crises of confidence, and artistic courage.
At the heart of the film are lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher, who keep Fishbone rolling out of pride, desperation, and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.
The film features interviews with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), Ice-T, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Branford Marsalis, George Clinton, Tim Robbins, Questlove (The Roots), and others.
Where: O Cinema
Showtimes: Thursday @ 8pm (followed by Q&A with Fishbone); Friday @ 10pm; Saturday @ 10pm; Sunday @ 7:45pm
Tickets: $10.50, $9 (student/senior), $7.50 (member)
Title: ‘Albert Nobbs’ (U.K.-Ireland, drama, 113 minutes, rated R)
Synopsis: Nominated for three Oscars — Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Make-up — Albert Nobbs stars award-winning actress Glenn Close in the title role, a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th-century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Mia Wasikowska (Helen), Aaron Johnson (Joe), and Brendan Gleeson (Dr. Holloran) join a prestigious, international cast that includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker, and Pauline Collins.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Showtimes: Friday @ 4:30pm, 7:00pm, and 9:30pm; Saturday @ 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, and 9:30pm; Sunday @ 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, and 9:00pm
Tickets: $11, $9 (student/senior), $7 (member)
Title: 2012 Oscar® Nominated Shorts: Animation & Live Action
Synopsis: Miami Beach Cinematheque is screening the 2012 Oscar nominees in the short film categories of Animation and Live Action. Among the films nominated in the Best Animated Short is “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, a “poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story” that was inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love of books.
Where: Miami Beach Cinematheque
Showtimes for animation shorts: Friday @ 6:20pm; Saturday @ 4:30pm and 6:20pm; Sunday @ 6:20pm
Showtimes for live action shorts: Friday @ 8:15pm; Saturday @ 8:15pm ; Sunday @ 4:30pm and 8:15pm
Tickets: $10, $9 (student/senior), $8 (member)