January 16th, 2008

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FLiFF & Lauderdale Historical Society presents "Break A Leg: A History of Local Film Making"

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival &
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Celebrate The History of Filmmaking in Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will kick-off The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) upcoming exhibit, Break a Leg in Broward: A History of Local Filmmaking, with three made in Broward movies at Cinema Paradiso beginning January 27. FLIFF will also present a free outdoor movie just prior to the exhibit’s close, on the grounds of the Historical Museum, April 24.

January 27, Where The Boys Are & Winter Beach Party
The 1960’s box-office hit, Where The Boys Are, helped to establish Fort Lauderdale as a popular spring break vacation destination among college students in the 1960s. The film starred Connie Frances, George Hamilton, Wally Cox, Dolores Hart, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Yvette Mimieux Frank Gorshin and revolved around a group of college women spending spring break at the beach.

Come dressed in 60’s beach style attire and enjoy a Winter Beach Party with Hot Dogs, burgers, 1960's beach music, hula hoop contest before the film.

Time: 5:30PM Winter Beach Party, 7:00PM Film.

Admission: $10 General Admission / $5 for FLIFF and Fort Lauderdale Historical Society members, Includes the film, Hot Dog or Hamburger and a Beer at the Beach Party.


January 28, DW GRIFFITH’S THE IDOL DANCER
Film in 1920, this silent classic is about a religious zealot and his nephew that are thrown together on a South Seas Island with an alcoholic beach comber and a native dancer. A battle to see who will "civilize" whom ensues.

The Idol Dancer will be hosted by Director of the DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies at FAU, Rob Davis who will discuss early filmmaking in Broward County.

Time: 7:00PM

Admission: $5.00 General Admission, FREE to FLIFF members


January 29, CAPE FEAR
In 1991, an all-star cast came to Fort Lauderdale for the remaking of Cape Fear (filmed through out Broward County). The cast included Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Robert Mitchum, Joe Don Baker, Gregory Peck and was directed by Martin Scorsese. Based on the John D. McDonald novel, a convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a 14 year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Cape Fear will be hosted by Broward Alliance Vice President, Creative Industries & Film Commissioner, Elizabeth Wentworth, who will discuss the making of Cape Fear and the impact filmmaking has on the community.
Time: Time: 7:00PM

Admission: $5.00 General Admission, FREE to FLIFF members and anyone who worked on the set of the film (RSVP required).


April 24, CADDY SHACK
Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and Ted Knight tee off for a side-splitting round of fairway foolishness and war with a gopher. Filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Davie and other areas around South Florida, Caddy Shack, will presented outdoors on the grounds of the Historical Museum.

Admission: FREE, bring blankets and chairs


February 1 – April 27, 2008, Break A Leg In BrowarD: A History of Local Filmmaking
FLHS exhibit Break A Leg In Broward: A History of Local Filmmaking features a look at the wide variety movies, many of them blockbuster hits that were filmed in Broward County over the decades with movie posters, photos and memorabilia.

Location: the New River Inn (219 SW Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale), which houses the Museum of History and was the first building in Broward County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cinema Paradiso is located at 503 SE 6 Street, downtown Fort Lauderdale on the South side of the New River just East of Broward County Courthouse.

Parking is free at meters and in the Courthouse Parking Garage.

For more details: http://www.FLIFF.com and http://www.oldfortlauderdale.org

FLHS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of our community’s heritage.

FLIFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing independent film and cultural events to the South Florida community.
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IMAX presets "U 2 3 D"



Growing up in South Florida during the seventies, concerts were a big deal. Thirty one years ago, Elvis Presley performed his final South Florida appearance at the Hollywood Sportatorium. The memories of "The Rolling Stones," "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band" and "Michael
Jackson" concerts will go up in smoke when the Orange Bowl is demolished later this year. It has will be the twenty year anniversary this July third when Joe Robbie Stadium hosted their first concert, a triple header featuring Chicago (disappointing), Hall & Oates (who were great when they did not perform their own songs) and Rod Stewart (who was excellent). Of
course, Paul McCartney has fond memories performing as "Beatle Paul" in the early 1960s and with solo concert tours during the seventies, eighties, nineties and new millennium.



While concerts promote community and tail gating rituals, sometimes these pleasurable experiences can be exhausting affairs. Of course, there is usually some loser puffing marijuana at these concerts that make red eyes and stink up clothing. Then there is the dangerous commute from a concert venue that demands defensive driving from stoned teen age drivers or adults who believe that Jim Morrison is still alive and well and sitting in the back seat of their car. "U2 3D" provides a new concert experience for individuals who no longer desire such commutes.



The Museum of Discovery IMAX theatre in Fort Lauderdale is presenting the first ever first live-action movie ever shot, produced and exhibited in
digital 3-D. Screened at the Cannes Film Festival last summer, "U2 3D" features Bono (lead singer and guitar), the Edge (guitar, keyboards, vocal), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen (drums) as the band on the run.



Known for their soulful rock and ballads, "U2 3D" provides an intimate experience by using a projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb that projects images onto the five-story-high screen. With Cinematographers: Tom Krueger ("Fatal Attraction") and Peter Anderson ("Terminator 2 -3D" in Universal Studios , "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" at Disneyworld EPCOT), "U2 3D" may be considered one of the best concert movies ever. "U2 3D" is also enchanced by a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete channels of clear sound through 42 speakers.



As a band, U 2 was heavily featured in the late 1980s in rotation on MTV. With the release of the heavily promoted LP Record album, cassette and Compact Disc - "The Joshua Tree," U 2's music entered mainstream. With his rendition of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Bono sent chills down the spines of the IMAX press screening. Bono's band mates are especially in synch during performances of "Pride (In the Name of Love)," "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "With or Without You."



For some, **U2** is an acquired taste. Nonetheless the band's message is a positive one that respects multiple world religions. With a large electronic billboard in the background, the symbols of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian Faiths appear. The computer graphics configures the symbols into one word
- COEXIST.



"U2 3D" is reminder about how much fun a rock concert can be. Given the digital video and the Big Screen of IMAX 3 D, one wonders what The Beatles or a Glenn Miller band could have done with such epic technology in their hey day.