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Free Screening of The Birdcage by MDPL
(released 12/4/2007)

The Miami Design Preservation League will be holding a free screening of the 1996 film The Birdcage as part of their Art Deco Film Series: Made In Miami Beach.  The screening will take place on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00pm.

From the MDPL... "A stylish remake of the 1978 French comedy La Cage aux Folles, in which a gay man's son wants him to play it straight for a few days, The Birdcage will be familiar to anyone who's seen the original, or the two sequels, or the Broadway version. Fortunately, this film is not about plot; it's about character, and about the twisted logic of screwball comedy, in which everybody acts the craziest just when they're trying to make the most sense. The Birdcage brings director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May for their first film together, although the pair helped define improvisational comedy in the 1950s. The cast includes such standouts as Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, and Christine Baranski; yet the true starring role is held by the Carlyle Hotel as the nightclub "The Birdcage."

Free admission. Location: Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach

For more information, call 305-672-2014 or visit

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