Gloria Swanson and Cecil B. DeMille on the set of Sunset Boulevard
This Wednesday, May 8, the Miami Beach Cinematheque (MBC) will kick off its yearlong 20th anniversary celebration with a screening of 1950s classic Sunset Boulevard on New World Symphony's Soundscape wall. MBC first screened the film on the side of The Marlin Hotel, back in 1993. In honor of the event, the City of Miami Beach will rename Washington Avenue as “Sunset Boulevard” for one-night-only during this Wednesday’s screening.
Then, on Thursday night, MBC will begin a month-long “Best Of” screening series in honor of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The series will feature award-winning films from both the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals. First up on Thursday at 7 p.m. is a screening of 2012 Cannes Jury Prize winner The Angels' Share, a feel-good comedy set in a Scottish whiskey distillery. Attendees of this screening can head to the neighboring Waxy O'Connor's pub for a gratis class of Glenlivet or Chivas Regal 12-year after the film. The Best Of series will continue through June 5, ending with a screening of Post Tenebras Lux. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for adult non-members. Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-4567