Join our Cafe Cinematique International group as we watch important and provocative films followed by a moderated discussion. The best in international and independent films from all eras find their way to our coffee table.
Cinematique and SisterCities to Present Mexican themed movie and Photo Display
October 19 – 2:00 pm ”Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border”
A provocative essay film, directed by Rodrigo Reyes, the Film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante’s purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. Rodrigo Reyes, a young, talented director, has been selected as part of the coveted 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and has been awarded by Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent and NALIP. Purgatorio won the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival as well as This Human World in Vienna, and has been shown at over 40 film festivals.
September 26 – October 23, in conjunction with the film screening, Sister Cities of Volusia County will display photos in the Cinema Gallery by member photographers Dixie Blake, Diane Miller and Steffen Mittelhaeuser. Dixie Blake, the president of Sister Cities, will display photographs of the organizations “sister city” Campeche, Mexico. Diane Miller, originally schooled as a painter and printmaker, exhibited regularly in the New York area before moving to Florida. Primarily self-taught in photography, she especially enjoys using digital software to “paint” on her images to create her own unique “photo paintings”. Steffen Mittelhaeuser holds a BA degree in photography from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in photography from Michigan State. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work has been in the Southeast Museum of Photography among others and his work has appeared in numerous books and magazines.
ART AND CRAFT
SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Two Shows Only!
November 1 – 9:30 pm
November 2 – 2:00 pm
USA – Not Rated
One hour 29 minutes
* Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival 2014
* Official Selection – Hot Docs 2014
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity – but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.
Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.
“A crowd-pleasing character study that doubles as an art-world detective story.”
- Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal
“Sympathetic yet gently unnerving …”
- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice