Art Cinema - Coral Gables Cinemateque

Knight grants help local arts groups - Miami-Dade - "EXPANDING A NONPROFIT FILM ARTS CENTER - Project: Coral Gables Art Cinema - Recipient: Coral Gables Cinemateque - Award: $150,000 - "The Coral Gables Art Cinema, built out of a parking garage on Aragon Avenue two years ago, has quickly become one of South Florida’s premiere art houses. Along with a handful of other stand-alone art movie theaters, the venue, a joint venture between the city of Coral Gables, which owns the building, and the Coral Gables Cinemateque, a nonprofit film arts organization founded by Steven Krams, proves that not every screen in town needs to feature Hollywood’s biggest hits. Robert Rosenberg, director of the two-story theater — which features an art gallery and beer and wine concessions to go along with its stadium-sized screen and its enveloping surround sound — has lofty ambitions to match his surroundings.
“We’re going to focus this grant on two different projects we’ll be doing. The first will be the South Florida Children’s Film Festival in April. We’ve been planning to do this, but this is jumpstarting it.” The three-day annual event will feature family programming in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival. . . . To accomplish this, the Cinemateque aims to bring directors, screenwriters and producers to town for residencies, to present their master works and to host community talk-back sessions along with master classes. . .. "


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