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June Film Cycle


June Film Cycle Screening Room, Every Tuesday evening starting at 7:00pm Dive into the Summer season with a curated film cycle featuring new cinematic classics at Faena Hotel Miami Beach’s Screening Room. Under the direction of Jaie Laplante, Director of Programming at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival, this four-film cycle—aptly named “Vacations”—presents a series of storylines centered on the concept of summer vacations, escapes, road trips and the like in which characters seek to break away from their everyday existence only to find they’ve brought their inescapable selves along for the ride. Week #1 - Pauline at the Beach (France, 1983, Éric Rohmer), 94 minutes. The third - and sexy best - of Rohmer's comédies et proverbs series features two cousins, the older Marion and the younger Pauline, taking a summer vacation on the northwest coast of France. Marion has firm ideas about love, whereas the impressionable Pauline is still defining her approach to men. Rohmer wisely and wittingly skewers our human capacity for self-delusion when it comes to sorting out matters of the heart. Week #2 - Stranger Than Paradise (USA, 1984, Jim Jarmusch), 99 minutes. The first film from the legendary of icon of American independent cinema still surprises today with its unconventional editing rhythms and often-imitated but never surpassed deadpan comedy. Willie, a New York slacker gets an unexpected visit from his Hungarian cousin Eva, on her way to Cleveland to visit Aunt Lotte. Later, Willie and his friend Eddie take a road trip to pick up Eva and take her on vacation to Florida. Jarmusch's professional debut won the prestigious Camera d'Or at Cannes for best first film. Week #3 - Y tu mamá también (Mexico, 2001, Alfonso Cuarón), 106 minutes. The film that won Cuarón his first Oscar nomination also catapulted Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna into international stardom. Two teenage friends from different sides of the class divide, Tenoch and Julio, brag about the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico's to Tenoch's cousin-in-law Luisa, who has just moved to Mexico from Spain, and offer to take her there on a road trip. But this is no ordinary vacation - for the boys, it is a journey into adulthood, and complexity. Also starring Maribel Verdú. Week #4 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Spain/USA, 2008, Woody Allen), 96 minutes. Woody Allen's art soared in new directions once he ventured out of his New York City-only settings, like this droll visit to Spain. American tourists Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take a vacation to Barcelona, where they meet the famous seducer and artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), and his tempestuous former wife Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz, in the famous performance that won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress). RSVP to For more information, visit