12 Years a Slave
Based on the autobiography by the same name by Solomon Northup, this film has garnered critical acclaim since its premiere in August. Now it has finally arrived in Miami, and this weekend is your chance to see it. The film follows the story of a free black man who was captured and sold to slavery in 1841, detailing the trials he faced for the twelve years he remained enslaved. Why the hype? Go see for yourself.
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s tragic classic has now been shortened for the stage in this one-hour production at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Same-day tickets can be purchased for only $5 at the Culture Shock Miami Website.
Timothy Buwalda’s The Modern Prometheus
What happens when man steals power from the gods? The question of what it means for the modern human to aspire to too great a hubris is what Mr. Buwalda explores in his solo exhibit, which consists of sculptures made of mangled appliances. A lovely reflection on the work was written for the Miami Art Guide about this show, which can be found here.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 NW 1st Place
Miami, FL 33127
Every year, DASH student submit work to the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. This year, an additional challenge had been introduced– The Gedenk Award for Tolerance. Five top works will receive National Medals and $1,000 scholarships for work that demonstrates the student’s role in cultivating tolerance. Submissions should reflect upon lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides, and attempt to raise awareness of the importance of increasing tolerance to safeguard a peaceful society.