Making movies the Miami way

Published on April 9, 2014 by in Miami

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie The work of up-and-coming Miami filmmaker Monica Peña is generating some serious heat. And that’s due to her cinematic debut, “Ectotherms,” a 65-minute feature film that takes this scientific term, which refers to cold-blooded organisms dependent on outside sources for warmth, and gives it a Miami spin. The “ectotherms” in Peña’s […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In an already historic 1983 video, famous baritone Robert “Scarpia” Merrill interviews 15 legendary Toscas. Each soprano discusses her experience as Sardou’s La Tosca in the operatic version á la Puccini, a role that would seem to fit them perfectly. Mixing life and art, between anecdotes and sighs, […]

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By The American Composers Forum The American Composers Forum (ACF) announces the launch of a new, national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition. The NextNotesTM High School Composition Awards will encourage and recognize the creativity of high school composers and award outstanding talent with mentorship, scholarship funds and […]

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By Melinda Childs, Forecast Public Art An innovative collaboration between Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota  and Forecast Public Art produced a series of short films featuring recent public art projects in Minnesota. This collaboration captures the behind-the-scenes stories of the sometimes chaotic but always exciting creative process of public art in our everyday lives. Recently awarded […]

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The National Jewish Theater Foundation/ Holocaust Theater International Initiative commemorated World Theater Day, March 27th with a world wide screening of The Soap Myth. This NJTF produced filmed play was shown at the London Jewish Museum to a live audience while it was simultaneously made available via London based  Digital Theatre to internet audiences all […]

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By Maura Guyote, Creative Capital We’re so pleased to announce that the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte & ArtSi will be co-hosting their first Spanish-language Professional Development Workshop in Charlotte, NC this May. The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte first hosted a Creative Capital workshop in 2007. Since then, participants in Charlotte have referred to the knowledge […]

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By Caitlyn Swett, Triptych Collective Writer’s note: I have been working collaboratively with four dance artists since Fall 2013 on a piece that contemplates the meaning of home and how these experiences vary socio-economically. The piece, “The Boundaries do not Hold” funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has taken a different […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art This week, El Anatsui will be visiting the Bass Museum of Art to put the finishing touches to his exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, which opens to the public on Friday 11 April. Unusually, given that most artists’ work arrives with specific instructions for […]

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By Alex Gibson, The Philadelphia Film Society Last month, the PFS Theater at the Roxy hosted Amanda Danziger’s The Backyard Philly Project for it’s monthly Filmadelphia at the Roxy series. The Backyard Philly Project explores the lives of four teens growing up in the Philadelphia inner-city neighborhood known as Penn Town. Shot partially by the […]

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The 2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival was greatly expanded this year thanks to Knight Foundation. One component of the expansion was a Pre-Festival tour in October 2013 that took past winning monologues into 13 high schools around the Philadelphia area, inspiring over 875 students with the work of their peers and to invite them to […]

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