Official Competition & Happening: The Aventura International Film Series Begins

August 12, 2022

The City of Aventura presents the Aventura International Film Series 2022- 2023 hosted by film expert Shelly Isaacs with amazing and award-winning films from around the globe. 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 LifeLong 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.

Official Competition
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m
The Aventura International Film Series opens Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. with Official Competition from Spain starring Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art and pride. The Washington Post reported “The ridiculous yet often revered art of make-believe peculiar to the business of moviemaking is somehow simultaneously skewered and held up in admiring regard in Official Competition, a sly satire of cinema that also manages to be a showcase for the comedic chops of its stars.” Not rated, this film is shown in Spanish with English subtitles. The Aventura International Film Series presented by the City of Aventura is curated and hosted by Shelly Isaacs who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion. Screenings are general admission with the lobby doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium at 7 p.m., tickets are $12.

Happening
Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
From France comes the Aventura International Film Series screening of: “Happening,” which Rolling Stone declared “the most urgent movie of 2022” that “has gone from international sensation to a call to arms.” A bright young Parisian college student in 1963 becomes pregnant and sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, she resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain and risk prison to do so. Rated R, the film is shown in French with English subtitles. The Aventura International Film Series presented by the City of Aventura is curated and hosted by Shelly Isaacs who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion. Screenings are general admission with the lobby doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

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