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MDPL Screens 2 Free Films about Miami
(released 10/14/2005)

The Miami Design Preservation League presents Down on South Beach and Calling Miami Home

Film Screening and Discussion with Director Corky Irick

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
7:00 p.m.

Director Corky Irick will screen and discuss two of his half-hour documentaries Down on South Beach (1979) and Calling Miami Home (1984)--cinematic searchings for a sense of place from a time of pivotal change.

Down on South Beach captures "The District" before its designation on the National Register of Historic Places. "In the late 1970s, it was obvious that many of these historic buildings and signs were going to be lost," says Irick. "I wanted to preserve on film what this place and the lifestyle looked like and help convince people that it should be saved."

Calling Miami Home, with commentaries by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Arva Moore Parks and Beth Dunlop, explores the disappearance of visual reminders of Miami's past asking "How do we preserve and restore our sense of place in Miami and, without it, how can we call Miami home?"

Free Admission
Reception following lecture
Please RSVP to 305.674.1736

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