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.
Lead by Speech (left), Arrested Development is co-headlining the GrassRoots Festival in February. -- photo from AD's official website
In early February, Virginia Key Beach Park will host the inaugural GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, a four-day camp out with headliners Chaka Khan, Arrested Development, Fishbone, and the Del McCoury Band. The festival has flown under the radar to date, which is hard to explain given the winning combination of affordable ticket prices, the allure of camping out in a beautiful waterside setting, and the strong mix of headliners and South Florida acts.
Besides the headliners, notable local acts include …