The month of October will be a treat for cinephiles who long for the days when 35mm films were projected on the silver screen. While Coral Gables Art Cinema (CGAC) continue to show such movies via The Secret Celluloid Society (SCS) with their After Hours programming, other art house theaters are getting in the 35mm arena this month.
Starting this weekend, O Cinema Miami Beach will be showing “I Am Cuba,” a 1964 black-and-white landmark of world cinema. The movie, which will be projected in 35mm, is comprised of four vignettes set in Bautista’s Cuba and explores topics such as political repression and the great inconsistencies in power and wealth. Meanwhile in the community where “The U” resides, The Bill Cosford Cinema will present a 35mm screening of Charlie Chapin’s “The Kid” on Sunday, October 18. In the movie, Chaplin’s lovable protagonist The Tramp finds himself an inextricable sidekick in the form of a young street urchin (Jackie Coogan).
Teaming up with Book & Books to “highlight the connection between great books and film,” CGAC will show classic film adaptations and Oscar-winning films such as “The Last Picture Show” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” as part of their “Great Adaptations” film series. Each movie that will be screened is free and takes place every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Gables Cinema will also be presenting a screening of the iconic 1937 film, “The Wizard of Oz,” as part of their “Family Day on Aragon” program every second Saturday and Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. courtesy of Books & Books and Coral Gables Museum.
The SCS has a Halloween vibe going on with this month’s program as they will be screening classic horror movies such as Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” and David Cronenberg’s “The Fly.” To cap it all off, they will be a hosting a film marathon on Halloween night called “Up All Nite.” The line-up features John Carpenter’s “The Thing” at 11:30 p.m., “Night of the Demons” (director Kevin Tenney will be in the house) at 2:30 a.m., David Lynch’s “Eraserhead” at 4:30 a.m. and Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” at 7:00 a.m.