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Caravaggio

Directed By: Derek Jarman Written | 1986 | 1 hr. 33 min. | Rated R

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O Cinema North Beach

500 71st St, Miami Beach (786) 207-1919

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General Admission – $11.00
Student / Senior – $9.50
Members – $7.50
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Quite simply unlike any other biographical film you will ever see, Derek Jarman’s acclaimed film Caravaggio (1986) is a lovingly constructed, highly personal cross-reference of tormented sixteenth century genius, twentieth century iconography and self aware satirical look at shallowness of the burgeoning eighties’ art scene of the day. The film distinctively merges fact, fiction, legend and imagination in a bold and confident style.

Shot with a typically avant-garde approach, Carravagio is Derek Jarman’s most profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. Caravaggio incorporates the painter’s precise aesthetic into the movie’s own visuals. The film reveals the seventeenth-century painter’s complex life but is also a uniquely complex and lucid treatment of Jarman’s major concerns: violence, history, homosexuality, and the relationship between film and painting. Caravaggio incorporates the painter’s precise aesthetic into the movie’s own visuals and uses the style and mood of his paintings to reflect his life. The result is Jarman’s most profound, unsettling and astonishing reflection on art, sexuality and identity in a film the helped launch the careers of the likes of Tilda Swinton and Sean Bean.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Carravagio’s making and 21 years since the death of Derek Jarman. In commemoration of both of these important dates, the British Film Institute recently completed a new remastering and digital restoration of the film from the original 35mm print. The result is nothing short of remarkable and we’re delighted to bring it to Miami audiences. Caravaggio represents an impressive and enjoyable combination of art and cinema that is now, thirty years on, ripe for rediscovery.

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