Nominated & Pioneering: Aventura Presents The Latin Divos & The Film “EO”
March 2, 2023
The Aventura International Film Series continues with EO, a current Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
A gray donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, EO begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside in a journey marked by cruelty and kindness in equal measure. During his travels, EO is both helped and hindered by a cast of characters including a young Italian priest (Lorenzo Zurzolo), a Countess (Isabelle Huppert) and a rowdy Polish soccer team.
Legendary filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End, Moonlighting) directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, placing the viewer directly in the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist as he observes the follies and triumphs of humankind.
The New York Times film review noted, “…No movie that I’ve seen this year has moved me as deeply, made me feel as optimistic about cinema or engaged me with such intellectual vigor as ‘EO,’ whose octogenarian genius auteur and all the donkeys who play EO — Hola, Tako, Marietta, Ettore, Rocco and Mela — deserve all the love and the carrots, too.”
The film was the winner of the 2022 Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Not Rated, the film is presented in Polish, Italian, French and Spanish with English subtitles.
Admired film expert Shelly Isaacs curates the series and hosts each film with an introduction and a post-screening discussion. Isaacs is known for his Cafe Cinematheque programs at many venues throughout South Florida. He enjoyed a 30-plus year career as a creative director/writer specializing in creating print ads, commercials and trailers for feature films, TV and radio studios. He teaches foreign-language film appreciation in the Life Long Learning Society at FAU and FIU. In 2009, Isaacs launched Cinematheque at Sea and served as the film expert for Celebrity Cruise Lines at The Cannes International Film Festival.
The Aventura International Film Series continues with UTAMA on April 4th, 2023 and Broker on May 16th, 2023. Screenings are general admission with the lobby doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.
The Latin Divos
Pioneering New Latin Pop-Opera
The City of Aventura presents The Latin Divos as they add their Latin flair to “Divo-ise" Latin pop, traditional opera and timeless classics on Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Director and founder Will Corujo, who also plays the violin and sax, is joined by Ernesto Cabrera and Fernando Gonzalez in this unique group pioneering the New Latin Pop-Opera music genre. They have built a legion of fans from a wildly diverse repertoire that includes popular hits sung in Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Their newly released album, Forever Classics, contains audience favorites such as "Hallelujah," "Caruso," "O sole mio" and "Quizas Quizas."
The Miami-based trio has performed in prestigious theaters and venues in the U.S., Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Panama and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Latin music.
Born and raised in Cuba, where music and arts vibrate on every corner, it's no wonder that The Latin Divos have quickly captured the attention and hearts of audiences around the world.
Tickets are $50-$55. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: www.aventuracenter.org By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222 or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.
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