Sofia Coppola: This Woman’s Work – A Panel Discussion

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

In May 2017, Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win the Best Director prize in the 70-year history of the Cannes Film Festival. Over the past two decades, Coppola has proven to be a strong feminine voice in a male-dominated industry. Gables Cinema Associate Director Javier Chavez will moderate a panel discussion that will...

Dunkirk: How Format Shapes Story

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Dunkirk: How Format Shapes Story Tuesday, August 15, 7:00pm Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk had the widest 70mm release in the last quarter century, playing on over 130 screens equipped with the proper projectors. It follows the footsteps of 2015’s The Hateful Eight, which Quentin Tarantino shot using Ultra Panavision film stock. Why would these filmmakers (and...

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Florida Grand Opera ’17-18 Season Preview

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Florida Grand Opera is celebrating its 77th year of continuously producing grand opera during the 2017-18 Season. Join us for this special preview! Florida Grand Opera is proud to partner with Books & Books, to offer a lively and informative series of lectures pegged to FGO’s 2017-18 season. The series features Justin Moss, FGO’s Director of Broward Operations...

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Filmmaking in South Florida: Local Successes, Future Challenges

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

A special evening exploring and celebrating the South Florida film industry - Happy hour, discussion & mixer! Join some of the leading lights of the South Florida film scene as they discuss their unique careers, making content locally vs. elsewhere, and ideas for cultivating a vibrant local industry, given the fast-changing media and economic landscape. Speakers include Billy Corben (Cocaine...

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Monsters in The Shape of Water: An Exploration of Genre

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Monsters in The Shape of Water: An Exploration of Genre  Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water follows in the tradition of genre films that use their fantastical elements – monsters, magic, horror – to explore contemporary social and political issues. His latest effort grapples with prejudice and the concept of the other. Join us...

Children’s Author Panel

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Join children’s authors Jonathan Maberry, Judy Schachner and Lin Oliver for a children’s book panel, hosted by SCBWI Florida. They’ll discuss their work, the industry and follow it up with a Q&A and book signing. About SCBWI Florida We are a diverse community of hardworking volunteers dedicated to making your dreams of becoming published authors...

A CONVERSATION ON GUN VIOLENCE with Maria and Fred Wright

Books & Books at Suniland Shops 11297 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, FL, United States

"When Jerry was killed we were so utterly devastated. It was hard to keep trust and faith. Trying to bring something good out of the evil and to prevent others from knowing this incredible pain has given us a way to honor and remember our child, and also provided us a purpose and a mission."...

A CONVERSATION ON GUN VIOLENCE with Maria and Fred Wright (Gables)

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

"When Jerry was killed we were so utterly devastated. It was hard to keep trust and faith. Trying to bring something good out of the evil and to prevent others from knowing this incredible pain has given us a way to honor and remember our child, and also provided us a purpose and a mission."...

Alexandra Lytton Regalado, Jen Karetnick and Catherine Esposito Prescott

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Alexandra Lytton Regalado: Matria: Poems "Truly remarkable poetry draws new connections between the emotional, physical, and psychological landscapes our lives move through. This is especially true of MATRIA, a stunning collection by Alexandra Lytton Regalado, who moves us among and between the intersections of motherhood and childhood, womanhood and country- hood. With arresting language full of...

Miami Film Machine

Coral Gables Art Cinema 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL, United States

Suburbano Ediciones and Proa Films bring together writers and filmmakers of different nationalities, based in Miami. Miami Film Machine is a local group of filmmakers, literary authors and media professionals, who inspired by Miami and its people, have made 4 shortfilms, showing the richness, cultural diversity and conflicts of this complex city. The aim of...

LGBT+ Literary Panel

Books & Books at Suniland Shops 11297 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, FL, United States

In honor of 2018 Pride Month, our Suniland store will be hosting a LGBT+ Literary Panel! The panel will be made up of writers and readers in the LGBT+ community who want to talk about their lives, their work and the ways they inspire and foster a supportive community of sexual diversity. The panel will...

Corey B. Collins, Camille Frazer & Gonzalo Barr

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

From the Practice to Poetry and Prose - Please join us for an informative evening with our distinguished panel of Florida attorneys as they discuss the business end of writing and how to get published.  If you ever considered what it would take to become a published writer, wonder no more. This panel is just...

All About Almodóvar: A Conversation with Nat Chediak

Books & Books in Coral Gables 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Pedro Almodóvar had his U.S. debut at the 1984 Miami Film Festival, then run by Nat Chediak, CGAC's Director of Programming. Join us for a special evening in conversation with Chediak about Almodóvar and his illustrious career as well as Chediak's programming philosophy. The conversation will be moderated by CGAC Associate Director Javier Chavez. This...

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Gallery Night: Carlos Barbón

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Carlos Garcia-Barbón is a Cuban-born artist and a graduate of Florida State University with a BA degree in Art and a minor in Art History.  Carlos has been awed by Coral Gables beauty since childhood, with its well-designed plans, wide streets and old world charm. He is dedicated to documenting the city of Coral Gables...

Henrietta Lovell

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Henrietta Lovell is best known as "The Rare Tea Lady". She is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in...