Head to Little Havana’s popular art-house cinema to see stories of Frida Kahlo, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and other famous artists brought to life

MIAMI (July 6, 2022) – From an intriguing depiction of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to a stunning film examining the remarkable and often controversial Renoir collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation and more, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater Miami will bring seven art films to the big screen, starting Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2022 through Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2023.

Two of the films, “Hopper” about American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper, and “The Last Vermeer,” based on the true story of Dutch artist, portraitist and art forger Han van Meergeren, are new to audiences at Tower Theater Miami. While the other five featured films, including “Frida Kahlo,” are returning to the Theater due to popular demand.

“We began to program Exhibition on Screen films a few years ago and were immediately blown away by how much our audience appreciated them and how strong the demand was to see more,” said Nicolas Calzada, interim executive director of MDC’s Tower Theater Miami and Miami Film Festival. “These are visually gorgeous, entertaining, and informative documentaries that make you feel like you spent the evening in the Louvre or The Met or the Prado. These films appeal to art afficionados but are also totally accessible to audience members who aren’t experts and just want to learn more and enjoy the imagery. We look forward to this new season, which combines some new releases with some of the most beloved films in the series.”

This summer, Tower Theater Miami will also feature a “Kitsch Medley” art exhibit by local Cuban-American visual artist Daniel Marin. A self-taught artist, Marin combines elements of pop, abstraction, street art, carpentry and décollage, to reveal colorful and surreal moments in time in his paintings. The public will have an opportunity to view the FREE “Kitsch Medley” exhibit on the second floor of Tower Theater Miami. Details will be announced soon.

Schedule of Tower Theater Miami’s art film series below:

  • Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. – “Frida Kahlo”
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16 , at 7 p.m. – “Canaletto and the Art Of Venice”
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. – “Goya Visions of Flesh and Blood”
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. – “Hopper”
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. – “Cezanne: Portraits of a Life”
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. – “Renoir: Revered and Reviled”
  • Tuesday, Apr. 18, at 7 p.m. – “Vermeer: The Blockbuster Exhibition”

 Tower Theater Miami is located in the heart of Little Havana at 1508 SW 8th Street. Tickets for the art film series are $15 per person, per movie and $13 for Miami Film Society members. To purchase tickets, learn about upcoming events or to inquire about event rentals, visit

MDC’s historic Tower Theater Miami first opened its doors in December 1926 and is one of the city’s oldest landmarks. Situated on Calle Ocho in the heart of Little Havana, Tower Theater Miami is located next to the famous Domino Park and nearby Ball & Chain, Azucar Ice Cream and other popular restaurants, bars and shops. As a social gathering space for cinema and culture lovers, the Art Deco-style art-house cinema offers in-theater movie experiences on the big screen, featuring independent, international and Spanish-subtitled films, exciting events, educational opportunities and culture-specific exhibits. Additionally, Tower Theater Miami is available for private event rentals and viewing parties.

Tower Theater Miami is the year-round home of MDC’s Miami Film Festival (March 3-12, 2023) and GEMS (November 3-6, 2022) and venue for Miami Film Society’s monthly screenings. For updates, visit @towertheatermiami on social media and


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