Written by Adora & Teddy Behr Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00
Adora: Don’t forget we’re going to the movies tonight, Teddy!
Teddy: The movies?! Oh, you mean the Miami Beach Cinematheque.
Adora: Of course.
Teddy: Their new space on Washington Avenue is so beautiful.
Teddy: And it’s right across from Twist…
Adora: I know. How convenient! By the way, Dana Keith just got back from the Cannes Film Festival and is showing ‘The Best of Cannes’ this month. I’m dying to ask him about his trip to the festival!
Teddy: Me, too! And I love his new space. Remember when Dana started The Miami Beach Film Society? He used to show independent movies in hotels and have dinner afterwards back in ‘93.
Adora: Yes, I do. That was before he opened the first Cinematheque space on Espanola Way in 2003. The movies, the talks and his passion more than made up for the folding chairs. And the indy film scene is even bigger now that filmmakers can make movies without big budgets. I’m glad we have a cinema in South Beach where we can watch them.
Teddy: Yeah. He’s shown a lot of gay movies like ‘Heartbeats’ by Canadian director Xavier Dolan, who won a prize at Cannes.
Adora: I really love what he has done with the Cinematheque. It’s so great for our community.
Teddy: I like the way the gallery works too: you can peek in at the art for a little tease from the street as you walk by.
Adora: Did you know that he plans to open a little café space in the Police plaza next door, in that dead space with the cannon next door? That should soften all that concrete a little, add some texture.
Teddy: Great idea. Hey, can we go watch Armadillo, the Danish film about soldiers in Afghanistan that won the Grande Prix at Cannes? It’s showing this month.
Adora: Grande Prix…. Danish soldiers… We’d better not miss that! I also want to check out Deep Surface, the multimedia show about the sea on June 8th. Multimedia and ecology – what’s not to love?
Teddy: I’m so glad we have an alternative to the blockbusters in theaters this summer!