When the timing is just right, it’s everything. With our catering and private parties business rocking out new and tasty ways to enjoy the best of what our chefs are capable of, we are reengaging with old friends at O Cinema for a summer of food and film brought to you by Michael Schwartz Events!
OMG! DINNER & A MOVIE makes a triumphant return to with a line up of summer screenings, each highlighting one of our favorite cooking stations and menus! Join us for three special evenings celebrating terrific food and film. As always, you can expect a high quality experience in a relaxed atmosphere- all taking place on-site at O Cinema’s Wynwood theater. Dinners are all served starting at 6 pm in old school cafeteria trays where you’ll be able to eat in your seats with the films getting underway at 7 pm. Tickets are $55 at the links below include the full experience — a meal of five different menu items served with soda or water and the film. As always there will be beer or wine available for purchase!
JUNE EDITION – Wed, June 28
THE FILM: I AM THE BLUES
THE MENU: BBQ PIT SMOKER
CLASSIC DEVILED EGGS
SMOKED FISH DIP celery, radish, saltines
WATERMELON shaved red onion, radish, feta, mint, lime
SMOKED & PULLED PORK SHOULDER
BANANA CREAM PIE
BBQ SPICED POPCORN
Take an atmospheric and immersive musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and the moonshine-soaked barbeques of North Mississippi Hill Country.
A favorite of the film festival circuit and making its Florida Premiere at this special event, I Am The Blues takes audiences into the world of the African American blues legends, many in their 80s, still making music and sharing stories in the Deep South.
From sunny front porches to spirited church halls, the last of the ‘blues devils’ including Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Lazy Lester and Little Freddie King share their songs and a spellbinding oral history. Capturing the distinctive landscapes and romantic spirit of the South with an expert lens, director Daniel Cross follows the Mississippi River past Graceland, past Muscle Shoals, and into the beating heart of the blues.
JULY EDITION – Thurs, July 27
THE FILM: LANDLINE
THE MENU: MOBILE WOOD OVEN
POLENTA FRIES spicy ketchup
MEATBALLS IN SAUCE piave vecchio
ORANGE & RADISH greens, shaved fennel, green olives, parmigiano
WOOD OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN WINGS agrodolce, rosemary crema
MARGHERITA PIZZA mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil
MUSHROOM PIZZA porcini, cremini, fontina, taleggio, thyme
SLOW ROASTED PORK PIZZA fig, grilled onion, fontina, arugula
CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIE
The Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke, and family dysfunction. Enter the Jacobs. Eldest daughter Dana’s looming marriage to straight-laced Ben prompts a willful dive into her wild side, while her younger sister, Ali, is still in high school but leads a covert life of sex, drugs, and clubbing. After discovering love letters penned by their father, the sisters try to expose his apparent affair while keeping it from their all-too-composed mother.
Gillian Robespierre’s follow-up to Obvious Child reprises her talent for subversive comedy and explores how family bonds grow sturdier through lying, cheating, and strife. Compelled by the emotional snarl of people’s poor choices, Landline relishes in the dark humor of life’s low points while basking in ’90s nostalgia. A hit at Sundance and starring Jenny Slate, John Turturro, and Edie Falco, Landline is an honest, observant portrait of sibling rivalry stumbling awkwardly toward friendship, and of children realizing that parents are people too, there’s no attempt at concealing the indulgences and insecurities of its characters-all of which make them endearing and human.
AUGUST EDITION – Thurs, Aug 24
THE MENU: LA CAJA CHINA
THE FILM: TBD
WHITE GAZPACHO smoked almonds
MEDIA NOCHE ham, pork, swiss, pickles
ARUGULA shaved red onion, radish, french feta, lemon
ROASTED WHOLE PIG mojo & roasted chiles
CALLE OCHO POPCORN