This Week at O-Cinema!
Cover your eyes. Close your ears. Or better yet, keep an open mind and humor us. Go with the flow – we’re going to have a little fun with this one.
Acclaimed Danish Director Lars von Trier (Melancholia, Dancer in the Dark) is probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark in the late 20th century. Once again, he is stunning audiences with NYMPHOMANIAC and its cast including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård , Shia LaBeouf, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater and Uma Thurman.
OMG! Dinner & a Movie, our longtime series with Chef Michael Schwartz’s Harry’s Pizzeria, returns for the first time in 2014 on Wednesday, March 19. Harry’s Pizzeria chef de cuisine Steven Martin and The Genuine Hospitality Group executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith have put together an inspired menu, sure to satisfy your appetite:
Charred Escarole Salad with bread crumbs, lemon, shallot vinaigrette
Sauteed Kale with garlic & onion
Oyster Stew with fennel, Italian sausage, dill, potato, onion
Blistered Potato Salad with housemade bacon & lila onion
Gooey Fudgey Bread Pudding
FOOD FOR LOVE
(Greece) Thu, Mar 13 | 07:00 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Three Greek mothers cook and send loving food packages to their children studying abroad, displaying how food in the hands of Greek mothers is a powerful and symbolic tool capable of bridging geographic and emotional distances.
(USA) Thu, Mar 13 | 09:30 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
A debate on the cost and value of higher education in the US that asks: Is college really worth it? With college tuition rates soaring 1000 percent since 1978 and student debt exceeding $1 trillion, it’s high time to reassess the value of higher education. Rossi covers a lot of ground from the Ivy League and state schools to online learning and the UnCollege movement.
Filmmaker Andrew Rossi will be in attendance.
(USA) Fri, Mar 14 | 07:00 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Forty years after the attempted Brooklyn bank heist that inspired the film “Dog Day Afternoon” (starring Al Pacino), John “The Dog” Wojtowicz sheds new light on his “romantic” reasons behind the crime.
BUY TICKETS Filmmaker Alison Berg will be in attendance.
(USA) Fri, Mar 14 | 09:30 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Avant-garde R&B star Will Earl Beal plays a troubled musician who drifts through moody Memphis in no rush to cash in, driven by a quest of self-discovery.
Filmmaker Tim Sutton will be in attendance.
(USA) Sat, Mar 15 | 04:30 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Pastor Jay Reinke opens his church to a group of men living under the hopeless shadow of recession-an act of compassion that risks his livelihood and brings heavy consequences.Pastor Jay Reinke opens his church to a group of men living under the hopeless shadow of recession- an act of compassion that risks his livelihood and brings heavy consequences.
Filmmaker Jesse Moss will be in attendance.
(Netherlands) Sat, Mar 15 | 07:00 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Majid, a streetwise Moroccan parolee, faces conflict from multiple angles as the raw violence of the boxing ring bleeds into all aspects of his gritty new life in The Netherlands.
(Mexico) Sat, Mar 15 | 09:30 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Amid a devastating environment of gang violence, 12-year-old Estela falls in love with a young police cadet who wants to marry her, and brings unexpectedly shocking consequences on her family. Best Director winner, 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
WITCHING AND BITCHING (LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI)
(Spain, France) Sat, Mar 15 | 11:45 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Wild ‘n’ crazy Alex de la Iglesia is back! Hugo Silva and Mario Casas lead a band of thieves who fall into the clutches of a coven of witches presided over by the legendary Carmen Maura.
(USA) Sun, Mar 16 | 04:00 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
True story of 2 Idaho border-dwellers who built a multimillion-dollar business by illegally running marijuana (that was legally purchased a few miles away in Canada) into the US, in this cross between “Stand by Me” and “Scarface.”
Filmmaker John Stockell will be present.
(Germany) Sun, Mar 16 | 06:15 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Helen is a bodily fluid-obsessed German teen who exists completely outside the acceptable limits of female sexuality and hygiene. (Warning: extremely graphic.)
(UK) Sun, Mar 16 | 09:00 PM | O Cinema Wynwood
Two brothers, both exquisite chefs, fall out and rip the family recipe book in half, setting up rival Indian restaurants. Twenty years later, a daughter is determined to reunite them by persuading them to prepare her wedding banquet.