SoundScape Cinema Series
2021-2022 Season Curated by American Black Film Festival
Entering its twelfth season, the Cinema Series at SoundScape Park returns in October — featuring free weekly movies curated by the American Black Film Festival. The eight-month series begins Wednesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. with “The Pursuit of Hapypyness” (2006), an American biographical drama starring Will Smith as Christ Gardner, a homeless salesman. Other movies scheduled for the season include “The Wiz” (1978), “Knives Out” (2019), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967), “The Outsiders” (1983) and more. The films are projected onto a 7,000 square foot wall of the New World Center through a freestanding state-of-the art visual and audio system.
The Cinema Series at SoundScape Park is held each Wednesday, October- May, beginning at 8 p.m. Each film screening is free to the public and does not require a ticket. Physical distancing guidelines will be followed and masks must also be worn. Subscribe to the MBArtsAndCulture weekly eblast to receive weekly updates on the movie series.
In order to welcome all members of our community, films in SoundScape Park will be screened with English subtitles and captions, where available. The SoundScape Cinema Series is presented by the City of Miami Beach. Any requests for any other accommodations should call 305.604.2489 and select 1 for English or 2 for Spanish, then option 6; TTY users may call via 711 (Florida Relay Service).
About the American Black Film Festival
The American Black Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to recognizing Black talent and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Dedicated to the belief that diverse artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF Founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the Black entertainment community by fostering resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration.
Twenty-five years later, the festival has become a cornerstone of diversity in Hollywood, providing a platform for emerging Black artists – many of whom have become today’s most successful actors, producers, writers, directors and stand-up comedians – including Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Will Packer (Girls Trip), Issa Rae (Insecure), Kevin Hart (Night School), Omari Hardwick (Power) and Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II). Today, the ABFF is widely considered the preeminent pipeline for Black artists in front of and behind the camera, and has significantly expanded the range of talent working in the entertainment Industry.