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FILMS (almost) EVERY FRIDAY


South Florida Museum is pleased to present Film Fridays, our exciting film program presenting the best movies you've (n)ever seen – most Fridays* at 6pm.  

Pricing:              $7 General Admission
                          $5 Member Admission

Don’t forget to join us early for our selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase.  

Please note: The theater may be cold, sweaters or jackets are recommended.  


Seating is limited; paid reservations are required. 

Please contact 941-746-4131, ext. 13 for reservations and information.

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

Upcoming Film Friday Events

SOUND CITY w/ Danny Wampole

Friday, July 31, 2015 6:30 PM

6:30 pm - Music by Danny Wampole, a singer-songwriter who plays upbeat acoustic rock, with influences ranging from Foo Fighters to The Beatles.

7:30 pm - Sound City (2013) Not rated, 106 mins. Deep in the San Fernando Valley was rock n' roll's best kept secret: Sound City. Directed by Dave Grohl (NirvanaFoo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock's greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn't just tell the story of this real-life rock 'n' roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock's biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. 


Prices:
 $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.


THUNDER SOUL w/ Local Artists

Friday, August 07, 2015 6:30 PM

6:30 pm - Music by Local Artists, featuring jazz, blues and funk. 

7:30 pm - Thunder Soul (2010) Rated PG, 83 mins. In the 1970s, the jazz band at Houston, Texas' Kashmere High School was one of the best in the nation, and even scored regional hits with its recordings. Comprised of students from one of Houston's roughest neighborhoods, the 'Kashmere Stage Band' was the brainchild of Conrad O. Johnson Sr., the school's band director who replaced the band's staid repertoire with a mix of lively jazz and funk tunes and current R&B favorites. 


Prices: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS w/ Reggie Williams

Friday, August 14, 2015 6:30 PM

6:30 pm - Music by Reggie Williams, a singer-songwriter featuring soul and pop sounds.

7:30 pm - Shut Up and Play the Hits (2011) Not rated, 105 mins. On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. The instantly sold-out, near four-hour extravaganza moved the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." This moving documentary captures that moment and the personal and professional ramifications for the artists involved. 


Prices:
 $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.


IT MIGHT GET LOUD w/ Dan Shafer

Friday, August 21, 2015 6:30 PM

6:30 pm - Music by Dan Shaferoffering up a unique blend of folk, blues, indie, and rock.


7:30 pm - It Might Get Loud (2009) Rated PG, 98 mins. Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos--The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. 


Prices:
 $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.


BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME w/ Billy Burke

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:30 PM
6:30 pm - Music by Billy Burke, a local singer-songwriter whose style has been compared to artists like Ed Sheeran and John Mayer.

7:30 pm - Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012) Rated PG-13, 100 mins. Drew DeNicola's documentary traces the history of the highly influential power-pop band Big Star, which was headed by Alex Chilton. The band's three albums provided inspiration to a host of successful artists including R.E.M., The Replacements, and The Flaming Lips. Archival footage of the group is presented along with commentary from those who worked with them. 

Prices: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.


BENDA BILILI! w/ Babyl

Friday, September 04, 2015 6:30 PM
6:30  pm - Music by Babyl, A four piece band once describe by Nick Friedman (This Week in Sarasota) as "playing soulful, rock-informed songs that feature Ben Jacobs’ raspy, emotive voice and keyboard parts, as well as intricate bass lines, understated drumming and whimsical lead guitar."


7:30 pm - Benda Bilili! (2011) Rated PG-13, 85 mins. Benda Bilili is a musical group from Kinshasa, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's a city mired in poverty and dotted with shantytown communities. The band was founded by three homeless men who struggle with the aftereffects of polio and play instruments they either scavenged from the trash or built themselves from cast-off materials. Despite their dire circumstances, these musicians possess a genuine and remarkable talent, performing a fusion of rumba, rhythm and blues and hip-hop. 


Prices:
 $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.

LEONARD COHEN: IM YOUR MAN w/ Kristopher James

Friday, September 11, 2015 6:30 PM
6:30 pm - Music by Kristopher James, an alt-folk troubadour who channels the balanced line of life, love, doubts and hopes into "captivating music loaded with soft, acoustic guitar tunes and stunning vocals" (Music Gets Me By).


7:30 pm - Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man 
(2005) Rated PG-13, 104 mins. Leonard Cohen is widely regarded as one of the finest and most influential poets and songwriters of his generation, a writer whose artful mélange of love, Eros, and despair has earned him a passionate international following and the respect and admiration of other artists. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man includes highlights from a tribute concert and thoughts on Cohen and his work from the participants and Leonard Cohen, himself. 


Prices: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.

LOU REED'S BERLIN W/ Beartoe

Friday, September 18, 2015 6:30 PM
6:30 pm - Music by Beartoe, featuring Florida folk, delta blues and soul.


7:30 pm - Lou Reed’s Berlin
 (2007) Rated PG-13, 85 mins. Thirty-three years after his ambitious concept album "Berlin" was pronounced dead on arrival, Lou Reed reteams with producers Bob Ezrin and Hal Willner to stage live performances of the now-classic release at concert venues all across the globe. The album, which was savaged by critics upon release, was eventually named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 albums ever released. 


Prices: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.

MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS w/ Sean McInerney & Erik Livingston

Friday, September 25, 2015 6:30 PM
6:30 pm - Music by Sean McInerney & Erik Livingstonoffering up acoustic melodies tempered with electric sensibilities.


7:30 pm - Mistaken For Strangers
 (2014) Rated G, 75 mins. Hailed by Pitchfork as "the funniest, most ‘meta’ music movie since This is Spinal Tap," Mistaken for Strangers is a truly hilarious and touching film about two brothers. Matt is the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, and his younger brother Tom is a loveable slacker. What starts as a rock documentary quickly becomes a crowd-pleasing journey about family, ambition, and the creative process. 

Prices: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission 


Click here to purchase tickets now or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.
Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale. No refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.