This Week at O Cinema!
THIS WEEK AT O CINEMA
Noam Chomsky, Foodie Heaven & a stunning trip through Rome
The holidays season is quickly coming to an end, and we are hoping that yours was an especially wonderful one. With the last week of the year upon as we thought it fitting to end 2013 with some truly spectacular cinema that we’re proud to share with you.
Noam Chomsky is one of the greatest minds of the last century and Michel Gondry one of cinemas most provocative auteurs, the pairing of the two results in a film that is thought-provoking, visually gorgeous and utterly innovative and Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy is just that. It opens on Friday.
When the shortlist of Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language films was released last week, no one was surprised to see Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty on it. Since it’s release it has received critical acclaim and repeatedly been named one of years best films. A.O Scott aptly describes it in his rave New York Times review as “A deliriously alive movie”. It opens tonight at O Cinema Miami Shores at the Miami Theater Center.
Whether you’re a foodie or just love to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit, Spinning Plates is the film for you. Filmmaker Joseph Levy takes us inside three very different restaurants at critical times in their juncture, from a cutting-edge eatery named the 7th best in the world led by a chef battling life-threatening illness, to a 150 year old family restaurant that remains a life-line of its community, and a fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners struggle to survive as they work to provide for their young daughter. Spinning Plates is an inspiring and engaging journey from the dining table to the heart. It starts tonight at O Cinema Wynwood.
Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?
From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep
, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky.
Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art.
” intellectually and visually groundbreaking”
-Los Angeles Times
“This is a film to see and then see again, to soak in and marvel at” – The VIllage Voice
“Blissfully unconventional as a documentary and as an intellectual endeavor”
– The New York Times
Fri, Dec 27th @ 7pm
Sat, Dec 28th @ 3pm & 7pm
Sun, Dec 29th @ 3pm & 7pm
SPINNING PLATES is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are.
A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.
“A love letter to that singular intersection of artistic innovation, cultural legacy, community pride, and family-sustaining (or -straining) commerce known as the restaurant.” – The Village Voice
“Joseph Levy’s sneakily stirring documentary opens up feelings you would never have expected from the premise – a portrait of three American restaurants.”– Wall Street journal