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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.  

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.  

Pricing:              $5 General Admission
                          $3 Member Admission


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).


(Please noteFilm Fridays prices will be increasing to $5 for members, $7 for non-members in 2015 in order to continue to allow us to provide the highest quality of programming to our guest. Thank you.)



“Science on the Big Screen” –  most Friday s at 6 pm from October 3 through December 19. Join us for these fascinating, fun and fantastical movies presenting the best of science on the silver screen. From documentaries to superhero flicks, theme films interpret and imagine science innovations of yesterday, today and tomorrow. 



Upcoming Film Friday Events

Film Friday - Nobelity

Friday, January 09, 2015 6:00 PM

Nobelity 

(2006) Not Rated, 85 minutes.

Everyone wants the world to be a better place for future generation, but how do we work to improve a world where famine, warfare, and strife seem to be more widespread than ever before? Nobelity sets out on a global journey to probe the minds of nine Nobel Laureates to find answers to some of the most pressing issues currently facing mankind.

Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Jane's Journey

Friday, January 16, 2015 6:00 PM

Jane’s Journey 

(2010) Not Rated, 105 minutes.

It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary. This documentary explores her life from her childhood home in England, to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania where she began her groundbreaking research and where she still returns every year.

Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Friday, January 23, 2015 6:00 PM


Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts 

(2009) Not Rated, 115 minutes.

 In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass’ working process, family life, and long-time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Transcendent Man

Friday, January 30, 2015 6:00 PM


Transcendent Man 

(2011) PG-13, 96 minutes.

This exciting film gets inside the mind of the award-winning scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil. The film outlines his theory of singularity—the point when change occurs so rapidly that humans will need to merge with technology to keep up—while also chronicling Kurzweil’s history, his myriad accomplishments (including 24 U.S. patents), and his unique vision of the future.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Sketches of Frank Gehry

Friday, February 06, 2015 6:00 PM


Sketches of Frank Gehry 

(2006) PG-13, 83 minutes.

The signature style of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry is explored by Academy Award winning director Sydney Pollack. This affectionate, casually framed portrait of the acclaimed architect reveals him to be an engaging, likeable subject. Features visits to four of Gehry’s buildings, as well as interview with Friends, artists, critics, and curators.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - The Loving Story

Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 PM


The Loving Story (2012) Not Rated, 77 minutes.

This moving, Emmy and Peabody Award winning documentary conveys the inspiring story of two young people in love, the brilliant lawyers who took on their case, and the national uproar and unprecedented Supreme Court case that followed. In 1958, a white man married his part-black, part-Cherokee fiancee. The newlyweds - Richard and Mildred Loving - were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of “miscegenation.” 


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Tim's Vermeer

Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 PM


Tim’s Vermeer 

(2013) PG-13, 80 minutes.

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically -150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. 


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - I Have Never Forgotten You

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 PM


I Have Never Forgotten You 

(2007) PG-13, 105 minutes.

This heart-rending film concerns Simon Wiesenthal, a concentration camp survivor released in 1945. When Wiesenthal returned to the outside world, he vowed to bring to justice as many of the perpetrators of the Nazi atrocity as he could find. His overarching goal was not cold-blooded revenge, but the need to free future generations from the dark shadow of the Nazi threat.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Bobby Fischer Against the World

Friday, March 06, 2015 6:00 PM


Bobby Fischer Against the World 

(2011) PG, 93 minutes.

In 1972, America was chess-obsessed. The Soviet Union used chess to demonstrate its intellectual superiority to the West, but along came a young, lone American. Bobby Fischer was better known than any other man in the world. But relentless attention, political pressure and a monomaniacal focus on chess led to his undoing.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - Searching For Sugar Man

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 PM


Searching for Sugar Man 

(2012) PG-13, 86 minutes.

In 1968, two producers went to a downtown Detroit bar to see an unknown recording artist – a charismatic Mexican-American singer/songwriter named Rodriguez. They were immediately bewitched, subsequently producing the album Cold Fact with him. Despite good reviews, Cold Fact was a commercial disaster and marked the end of Rodriguez’s recording career.


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

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Film Friday - 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Friday, March 20, 2015 6:00 PM


10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 

(2007) Not Rated, 85 minutes.

Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, this is the story of the Dalai Lama, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage as well as footage supplied by individuals who filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. 


Pricing: $7 General Admission, $5 Member Admission

Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please contact at 941-746-4131, ext. 0.

*Members - please register prior to purchase to receive your discounted price

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 


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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.