Film & TV

Coral Gables Art Cinema Kicks Off Cinema Conversations Series with Beginners

If you're one of those people who sees a movie and can't stop talking about it, Cinema Conversations is for you. Tomorrow night Coral Gables Art Cinema kicks off this new series with the film Beginners. They will begin the screening of the flick at 6:45 p.m. with a pre-screening introduction and end the evening with more discussion at Books & Books next door.

At the helm of the event is Gables Cinema Director and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Robert Rosenberg alongside Project Coordinator Charlie Michael who has a PhD in Cinema Studies.

"One of my big goals is to make movie going a very social and

interactive experience so you're not just going with your friends but

staying around and talking to other people about the film," says


The story of Beginners is inspired by director

Mike Mill's own father who came out of the closet late in life. It

centers around Oliver (Ewan McGregor) who meets the unpredictable Anna

(Melanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his

father Hal Fields (Christopher Plummer) has passed away. Their new love

floods Oliver with memories of his father who comes out late age of 75

and is able to lead a freer life.

Rosenberg has been tracking

this film for a while with hopes of bringing it to the cinema. "It's so

unusual that the story partly centers around the 75-year-old man going

through a huge life change and choosing to find himself a whole new set

of experiences. It's not a typical Hollywood story to be told."


week, the cinema welcomed record breaking audiences with up to one

thousand people attending the show in the first week. According to

Rosenberg, it's the biggest seller ever and a great number for a city

like Miami where alternative films are not commonly raved about.

See Beginners tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. with screenings

through July 14. Tickets cost $6 to $10. Coral Gables Art Cinema is

located at 260 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. Visit

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