movies http://blog.wlrn.org en Trio Of Scientists Create Miami's First-Ever Sci-Fi Film Fest http://blog.wlrn.org/post/trio-scientists-create-miamis-first-ever-sci-fi-film-fest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beam everybody down, Scotty.&nbsp; Or to downtown Miami, to be exact.</span></p><p>From Jan. 17 to 19, &nbsp;the Hyatt Regency is set to be invaded by all kinds of interplanetary voyagers and time-travelers -- courtesy of a film festival celebrating all things sci-fi.</p><p>About 50 science fiction, fantasy and horror films from around the world will be screened at the <strong><a href="http://miscifi.com/" target="_blank">Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival</a>&nbsp;</strong>this weekend.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:01:34 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26586 at http://blog.wlrn.org Trio Of Scientists Create Miami's First-Ever Sci-Fi Film Fest '12 Years A Slave': 160 Years Later, A Memoir Becomes A Movie http://blog.wlrn.org/post/12-years-slave-160-years-later-memoir-becomes-movie Solomon Northup was born free in early-19th-century upstate New York. He lived the life of a respected and elegant musician until 1841, when he was lured South by the promise of a lucrative stint playing his fiddle in a traveling circus.<p>In Washington, D.C. — in the shadow of the Capitol — Northup was drugged. When he came to, he was in chains: a slave headed for the hellish world of plantation life. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:00:48 +0000 22256 at http://blog.wlrn.org '12 Years A Slave': 160 Years Later, A Memoir Becomes A Movie New Drive-In Theater Is A Blast From The Past For Miami's Wynwood http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-drive-theater-blast-past-miamis-wynwood <p></p><p>Twenty-one cars gathered on Oct. 11 for the grand opening of the new Blue Starlite drive-in theater in&nbsp;Wynwood, and to catch a new spin on the blast-from-the-past movie classic &ldquo;Back to the Future.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:24:57 +0000 Chloe Herring 22169 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Drive-In Theater Is A Blast From The Past For Miami's Wynwood ‘Burn Notice’ Finale Brings Curtain Down On South Florida Production Companies, Too http://blog.wlrn.org/post/burn-notice-finale-brings-curtain-down-south-florida-production-companies-too <p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; line-height: 19pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;color:#1A2732">Starting Friday, <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Miami</st1:place></st1:city> will see a sharp drop in sabotage, sniper fire and explosions. And that has quite a few people worried about the future.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:20:59 +0000 Doug Hanks 20495 at http://blog.wlrn.org ‘Burn Notice’ Finale Brings Curtain Down On South Florida Production Companies, Too Cannonball, O-Cinema, Miami Sax Quartet, Chef Norman Van Aken and Florida Keys Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cannonball-o-cinema-miami-sax-quartet-chef-norman-van-aken-and-florida-keys-calendar <p></p><p>06/28/13 -&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next time on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SouthFloridaArtsBeat"><strong>South Florida Arts Beat</strong></a>, Executive Director, Chris Cook, tells us how his not-for-profit, <strong><a href="http://www.cannonballmiami.org/">Cannonball</a></strong>, helps artists in so many important ways. <strong><a href="http://www.hudakonhollywood.com">Dan </a></strong></span><strong><a href="http://www.hudakonhollywood.com">Hudak</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> checks in with <strong><a href="http://www.o-cinema.org/">O Cinema</a></strong>’s co-founder, Kareem </span>Tabsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about their exciting </span>improvements<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and upcoming shows. Jazz writer, Bob Weinberg, talks to Jazz musician and educator, Gary Lindsay, about the <strong><a href="http://www.miamisaxquartet.com/">Miami Saxophone Quartet</a></strong>’s latest CD, </span><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/16EypGH"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Of A Kind</em></a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Chef Norman Van </span>Aken<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dishes up<strong> </strong></span><a href="http://wlrn.org/programs/word-food"><strong><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Word On Food</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Andy Newman’s <strong><a href="http://www.fla-keys.com/">Florida Keys calendar</a></strong> suggests quite enticing events. Catch the conversation and information on South Florida Arts Beat every Friday at&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">1pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/WLRN" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD1</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;rebroadcast at 7pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD2</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and audio on-demand after the live program.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 16573 at http://blog.wlrn.org Cannonball, O-Cinema, Miami Sax Quartet, Chef Norman Van Aken and Florida Keys Calendar Key Largo Honors Humphrey Bogart With Film Festival http://blog.wlrn.org/post/key-largo-honors-humphrey-bogart-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Here's </span>lookin<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">' at YOU, &nbsp;Bogie fans.</span></p><p>Starting today, fans of Humphrey Bogart will be flocking to Key Largo for a film festival celebrating one of Hollywood's most beloved tough guys.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 13364 at http://blog.wlrn.org Key Largo Honors Humphrey Bogart With Film Festival An Endangered Architectural Species: South Florida's Historic Movie Palaces http://blog.wlrn.org/post/endangered-architectural-species-south-floridas-historic-movie-palaces <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Now that the Oscars are over, let’s take a look back at how people used to watch movies in South Florida: in ornate theaters with lit marquees and plush seats.</p><p></p><p>These historic movie palaces have become an endangered species in the region.</p><p></p><p>The Miami Herald’s Howard Cohen grew up watching movies in many of these <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/22/3247554_p2/marquee-memories.html">iconic theaters and writes about them in the Miami Herald</a>.</p><p></p><blockquote><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 9930 at http://blog.wlrn.org An Endangered Architectural Species: South Florida's Historic Movie Palaces Film: Why You Can't Just Live In Cities Anymore, Now You Have To Think About Them http://blog.wlrn.org/post/film-why-you-cant-just-live-cities-anymore-now-you-have-think-about-them <p></p><p>According to the World Health Organization, as of 2010,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.who.int/gho/urban_health/situation_trends/urban_population_growth_text/en/index.html">over half the world’s population lived in cities</a>.</p><p>By 2050, that percentage is expected to increase to 70 percent.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:05:28 +0000 Arianna Prothero 3396 at http://blog.wlrn.org Film: Why You Can't Just Live In Cities Anymore, Now You Have To Think About Them Tom Wolfe Documentary Premieres In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tom-wolfe-documentary-premieres-miami <p>Tom Wolfe’s latest novel, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Back-Blood-Novel-Tom-Wolfe/dp/0316036315/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1349802800&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=tom+wolfe+back+to+blood" target="_blank"><em>Back to Blood</em></a>, takes place in Miami. It won’t be out until later in the month, but a new documentary about the years Wolfe spent here researching the book premieres Tuesday, October 9 at <a href="http://o-cinema.org">O Cinema in Wynwood</a>.<br> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:14:13 +0000 Marva Hinton 2446 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tom Wolfe Documentary Premieres In Miami