O Cinema attained a special permit to screen films during Art Basel. The interior is practically complete, according to one of the founders Kareem Tabsch, who also says they hope to open for good not too long after Basel in late December. This Wednesday, their inaugural film will be Scissors and Glue: The Miami Project, a documentary where a German gallerist explores Wynwood and the Design District and interviews everyone from the doorman at Churchill's to Miami Art Museum director Thom Collins. It also confronts the beginnings and impact of Art Basel on our tropical hometown.With the hope exposing Miami's art renaissance, Scissors and Glue follows Helmut Schuster on his journey from gallery owner in Berlin to the founding of his new Gallery Schuster in Miami. Wednesday's screening will be a first-draft cut of the film and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers as well as cocktails in the O patio.Why christen O Cinema with a screening of Scissors and Glue? Tabsch says "It was a film done with a truly DIY independent approach, and that's what O Cinema is all about--celebrating the innovation and artistry of independent artists and filmmakers. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Miami Art Week and offer up a seek peak at O Cinema than showcase an indie films that's giving love to or city, our hood, and the amazing art that's created and exhibited all around us."
Wed., Dec. 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010