As part of the kick-off of DWNTWN ART DAYS weekend, ACTIVATE: MDCulture is a one night event held at the College’s historic Freedom Tower and begins with a toast to the College’s new cultural campaign. The evening continues with the unveiling of the official 2013 Miami Book Fair International posters by Spanish artist Francisco Capdevila, better known as “Max;” and American comics artist, Paul Pope; the inauguration of MDC MOAD’s new exhibition series swing/SPACE/miami featuring Leandro Vazquez; anda special screening of award-winning shorts by Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Anja Marias, and Cédric Prévost presented by Miami International Film Festival. ACTIVATE: MDCulture concludes with an intimate performance by renowned Brazilian jazz pianist, André Mehmari, presented by MDC Live Arts.
The evening includes an OPEN HOUSE of Miami International Film Festival's new offices on the 4th floor from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and again from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. As part of the kick-off to DWNTWN art days weekend, join us at MDC's historic Freedom Tower on Friday, September 20th for an OPEN HOUSE cocktail reception at Miami International Film Festival'S new offices on the 4th floor beginning at 5:30 PM, followed by two presentations of a special 23-minute shorts program — "Catharsis" by Cédric Prevost & "Shift" by Juan Carlos Zaldivar
About the films:
CATHARSIS A film by Cedric Prevost | Trailer
An aspiring film director wakes suddenly to find a camera following his every move - he is trapped inside a film as it is being made.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER, BEST SHORT - 2012 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL
A film by Juan Carlos Zaldivar | Trailer
A character, once born from a tree, wonders looking for a home. Once it finds one, it sews a female skin out of leaves from the tree. A distant howling beckons and the character goes out to face the elements in the deserted landscape to find the source of the sound. PART OF MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART'S PERMANENT COLLECTION + WORLD PREMIERE AT 2012 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
* Director Juan Carlos Zaldivar will be in attendance for the screening
You are invited to "ACTIVATE" (free admission!). Toast this new cultural campaign and enjoy:
• live performances by Teatro Prometeo;
• the opening of Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design’s exhibition swing/SPACE/Miami;
• screenings of award-winning shorts presented by Miami International Film Festival;
• a performance by renowned Brazilian jazz pianist André Mehmari presented by Miami Dade College Live Arts;
• and be part of Miami Book Fair International’s first event of the season, the 2013 poster unveiling!
Free parking is available at Wolfson Campus, Building 7000.
Entrances to the parking garage are on N.E. Sixth and N.E. Fifth Street.
Please show your invitation to the parking attendant.
This event is part of DWNTWN Art Days
Click Here to Listen to Mehmari's music!
Miami Dade College Cultural Affairs Department launches MDCULTURE and leaps into a new era of thought-provoking cultural programs. ACTIVATE: MDCULTURE is a one-night event held at the College’s historic Freedom Tower, featuring performances, exhibitions, literary happenings and film screenings. As part of this magical night, MDC Live Arts will present the talented key virtuoso and skilled composer André Mehmari. By adding the rhythms of his native Brazil, he has created a language of unprecedented expressive power that is helping define music in the 21st century. In short, he is a fluent jazz improviser, an imaginative composer, a virtuoso pianist, a dynamic Brazilian and someone who loves to make his piano sing, all wrapped into one.
André Mehmari is “One of Brazil’s best kept secrets.” – Ejazz News