05/22/2012 10:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Miami Indie Cinema Roundup: Arthouse Films May 21 To 27

Screening at O Cinema, moviegoers will be treated to long-lost footage of the man behind that Apple symbol in "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview."

Also, watch the iconic French film "Children of Paradise" at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, the creepy "Keyhole" from Canadian mad genius Guy Maddin at Miami Beach Cinematheque, and the Israeli Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso.

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Children of Paradise (Les enfants du paradis)
May 22 and 24 at 5 p.m. and May 23 at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $11

This love story, filmed and set in Paris during the Nazi regime, centers on the actress Garance, who is the love interest of a theatre mime, Baptiste, who must battle against three other men for her affections. French with English subtitles.

First Position
May 22 and 24 at 8:45 p.m. and May 23 at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $11

Young ballet dancers from around the world converge in New York City as they vie to become professional dancers.

Cosford Cinema

4:44 Last Day on Earth
May 25 at 9 p.m., May 26 at 4 and 8 p.m., May 27 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $7 to $9

Knowing the world will end the following day at 4:44 a.m., a painter (Shanyn Leigh) and an actor (Willem Dafoe) in love must decide how to spend their last day on earth.

May 25 at 7 p.m., May 26 at 2 and 6 p.m., May 27 at 4 and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $7 to $9

In this Guy Maddin film, a gangster returns to his seemingly haunted home with the teenage girl’s body and a man he’s bound and gagged.

Miami Beach Cinematheque

This is Not a Film (In film nist)
May 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

Banned by the Iranian government from making films for 20 years, Jafar Panahi created this film and smuggled it into the Cannes Film Festival in a cake. Persian with English subtitles.

May 23 at 8:40 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

When struggling writer Julio doesn’t land a transcription job, he pretends to work on it anyway while instead writing about the girl who got away eight years ago. Spanish with English subtitles.

Chico & Rita
May 26 and 27 at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

Jazz pianist Chico and the beautiful singer Rita fall in love in 1940s Havana, taking them to the United States and back to Cuba in time for the revolution.

May 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

Ulysses Pick returns home with the body of a teenage girl and a man he’s bound and gagged. In a home that seems to be haunted, he struggles from room to room to find his wife Hyacinth in their bedroom -- mourning over the death of their three children.

4:44 Last Day on Earth
May 25, 26 and 27 at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

A painter and an actor in love must decide how to spend their last day on Earth together.

O Cinema

I’m Not Gonna Move to LA
May 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $8

Billy Corben and Jorge Rodriguez roast local filmmaker’s work. Also, food, drink and music.

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
May 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., May 26 and 27 at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50

An early interview with Steve Jobs was discovered and tells the story of Macintosh’s beginnings with Steve Wozniak to the takeover of Apple products.

Indie Game
May 24 and 25 at 9 p.m., May 26 and 27 at 5 and 9 p.m.
Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50

A new breed of artist, the independent game designer, and their struggles are the topic of this documentary.

The Tower Theatre

Chinese Take-Away (Un cuento chino)
May 23, 24 at 6:50 and 9:10 p.m., May 25 at 6:25 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $8

The lonely Robert collects world news clips and evades the advances of his friend Mari. When he helps a Chinese man, Jun, from a fall out of a cab, he ends up on a whirlwind adventure through town helping him find his uncle.

May 23 and 24 at 6:55 and 9:15 p.m., May 25 at 3:45 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $8

When struggling writer Julio doesn’t land a transcription job, he pretends to work on it anyway while instead writing about the girl who got away eight years ago. Spanish with English subtitles.

The Lady
May 25 at 3:30 and 9:05 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $8

Michelle Yeoh stars as Burmese humanitarian Aung San Suu Kyi in her quest to move the country into a democracy, including spending decades in house arrest.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Leri, oggi, domani)
May 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $8

The beautiful Sofia Loren stars in this movie about three women and their comical interactions with three men. Italian with English subtitles.

Cinema Paradiso

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
May 23 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

Chinese Take-Away
May 23 at 6 p.m. and May 24 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

We Have A Pope (Habemus papam)
May 25 at 6 p.m. and May 27 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

May 25 at 8 p.m. and May 27 at 4 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

Israeli Film Festival, all films are $5 to $7 and are playing at the cinema’s Sunrise location:

Live and Become (Va, vis et deviens)
May 26 at 1:30 p.m.

The Matchmaker
May 26 at 4 p.m.

May 26 at 6 p.m.

May 26 at 8 p.m.



11/13/2013 3:38 PM EST

Give a coat, get a drink!

We just found out what we're all doing Thursday night!

donate at wood tavern

11/13/2013 1:27 PM EST

Made you look!

11/09/2013 12:59 PM EST

Dining With A View Is Back

Perched on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel with a view of the Miami River, Area 31 is the kind of aerie we love -- the kind that offers stunning views and delectable, locally-inspired fare in equal measure.

And fortunately for downtown diners, after grabbing a few months' beauty rest the restaurent reopened in October with an updated interior and a new executive chef at the helm. Wolfgang Birk, who previously served as the opening executive chef at Casa Casuarina and Cooper Avenue, now heads up a team that includes charming lead bartender Dean Feddaoui and master sommelier Emily Wines.

On Birk's new menu: chilled melon and cucumber soup ($11), greens from Homestead's famed Paradise Farms ($11), fluke topped with caviar ($14), crab cakes ($16), and bone-on ribeye with crisp yucca potato and bone marrow bordelaise ($42). The lobster wonton ravioli ($28) is a winner, as is roasted lamb ($32), but nowhere was Area 31's new direction toward local, farm fresh raw materials more evident than in a perfectly dressed baby beet and fried goat cheese salad with blood orange and marcona almond shavings ($12). It's a positively stunning combination.

Inside, Area 31 is chic yet comfortable, dressed in neutrals to show off floor-to-ceiling windows and a massive wine installation. On the terrace, the dramatic view's the thing. Tucked at a corner table, the cinematic setting is the sort of place people where people have affairs in films. Surrounding towers sprouting across the river in Brickell give the open air terrace a cozy feel, but views up the Miami River and out to Biscayne Bay don't let diners forget there's no other place like this in the city.

When to go: in addition to dinner (6 p.m. - 10 p.m., until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays), Area 31 is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. with time-friendly fare including a brisket blend burger ($15) and crispy mahi fish taco ($14). The Terrace Lounge features a DJ on Thursday and Friday nights.

11/04/2013 8:45 AM EST

11/04/2013 8:42 AM EST

WATCH: Critical Mass does Halloween

What city has more fun than us? That's right.

H/T: Miami Bike Scene

10/22/2013 1:31 PM EDT

Win two VIP tickets to Luckyrice!


We love you, Miami.

We also love food, more food, and booze.

So we're giving away a pair of VIP tickets to Luckyrice, a one-night-only feast celebrating Asian food and cocktail culture presented by Bombay Sapphire East. The November 15 bash at the gorgeous Raleigh hotel will be co-hosted by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Miami's own famous foodster, Michael Schwartz.

Why you want these tickets: over 30 local chefs and bar experts from the likes of Bazaar by José Andrés, Khong River House, Juvia, the Setai Grill, and Phuc Yea will be on hand with their tastiest fare, and VIP status not only guarantees early entry for you and a friend but also comes with access to the VIP Chefs Lounge.

To enter, check at 2 p.m. and answer our tweeted question to be included in a random drawing.

This contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older. Your entry must be made before noon Eastern Time on October 23, 2013. You may enter once. One winner will be selected in a random drawing receive two (2) VIP tickets to Luckyrice Miami valued at $125 each.

10/17/2013 11:18 AM EDT

PHOTOS: Amazing Bob Marley exhibit opens!

Curated by the Grammy museum in Los Angeles, a new Bob Marley exhibit at HistoryMiami presents rarely seen artifacts and photos of the reggae legend. The exhibit includes special programming to highlight Marley's ties and impact on South Florida, where he and his once lived.

"Bob Marley Messenger" runs through January 5.

10/14/2013 10:19 AM EDT

Pop-up drive-in opens in Wynwood!

Friday night, the new Blue Starlite Drive-In had its grand opening in Wynwood with a screening of "Back To The Future," projected from a cherry red A 1950s Chevy truck. The pop-up drive-in can hold 20 to 24 cars and has seats near the front of the viewing area.

For a list of upcoming films, click here.

10/14/2013 8:59 AM EDT

PHOTOS: D-Wade and Nas team up

It was a Saturday night in Miami, so you know Dwyane Wade is somewhere looking fresh -- and naturally, we found him hosting a celebration for The GQ Men Book.

Presented by Hennessy V.S., the swank soiree at the SLS Hotel's Hyde Beach included a performance from Nas that got the whole bar bouncing. Spotted in the crowd: actress Gabrielle Union and Wade's Heat teammate Michael Beasley, rocking some bright yellow pants.

10/11/2013 3:00 PM EDT

Can't wait until SBWFF?


Things are about to get verrrry busy in Miami -- and while we're saving up sleep for the week of Art Basel, the hardest part of anticipation during "the season" is knowing South Beach Wine And Food Festival is on it's way, but we can't taste anything yet!

Fortunately, you won't have to wait to until February for delectable food from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto or Miami's own Michael Schwartz. The pair of celebrated chefs are co-hosting Miami's second annual LuckyRice festival, a one-night-only feast celebrating Asian food and cocktail culture, on November 15 at the gorgeous Raleigh hotel.

LuckyRice, which for four years enjoyed sell-out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, will bring together mixologists and chefs from our very own whirling culinary world. Asian cuisine will meet Latin flavors by the iconic Raleigh pool as 30 local chefs and bar experts from the likes of Khong River House, Juvia, the Setai Grill, and Phuc Yea turn out their best.

As if the event didn't already sound like the perfect marriage, expect to pick out botanical notes from Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorn as you sip cocktails from presenting sponsor Bombay Sapphire East.

Guests at the stylish soiree are encouraged to wear "firecracker" or "chili pepper red." Tickets are now on sale at; general admission is $88 and VIP tickets, which come with earlybird access at 7 p.m. and entrance to the VIP Chefs Lounge, are $125.

LuckyRice at the Raleigh Hotel: November 15 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.;