South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and O, Miami Poetry Festival Present MANUAL CINEMA: Lula Del Ray

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Multi-media cinematic and theatrical production heralds conclusion of 2017 O, Miami Poetry Festival with post-performance free event on April 29 open to the general public
 
Miami, FL— South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and O, Miami Poetry Festival co-present MANUAL CINEMA: Lula Del Ray for three performances on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM and Saturday April 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM and 8 PM on the Main Stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.  Experience this film seated on stage of the main auditorium of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
 
MANUAL CINEMA: Lula Del Ray  is sponsored by Culture Shock Miami, the $5 ticket program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for students 13- to 22-years-old. For more information about the program, visit cultureshockmiami.com.
 
Combine overhead projectors playing film with shadow puppets, live music and actors in silhouette. You have MANUAL CINEMA.  The Chicago-based ensemble, presents Lula Del Ray, set in the mid-century American Southwest and inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and Patsy Cline.  Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Told almost entirely without dialogue, Lula del Ray is the story of a lonely adolescent girl who lives with her mother on the outskirts of a vast satellite array in the middle of the desert. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with a soulful country music duo, the Baden Brothers. Inspired by their music, she runs away from home and into a world of danger, deception, and disappointment.
 
Free O, Miami Poetry Festival Closing Night After Party Follows April 29 Evening Performance
Following the Saturday, April 29 8:00 PM performance of Lula Del Ray, ending at approximately 9:30 PM, audience members are invited to join the general public for a free Closing Night After Party hosted by the O, Miami Poetry Festival on the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Plaza. The party includes country music by Rambling String Band, DJ, food trucks, bars, and giveaways in celebration of the completion of the 2017 O, Miami Poetry Festival. The event is a family-friendly evening of fun under the stars.
 
Watch a video teaser! 
https://youtu.be/FiGH8U3fqw0
 
MANUAL CINEMA is a performance collective, design studio, and film/ video production company founded in 2010 by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter. MANUAL CINEMA combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen.
 
Lula del Ray was developed at the University of Chicago in the Theater and Performance Studies Program where Manual Cinema served as Ensemble-in-Residence in the Summer and Fall of 2012.
Lula Del Ray premiered in 2012.
 
Critics and journalists had this to say about MANUAL CINEMA: Lula Del Ray
Lula del Ray, a Spectral Parade of Fantastical Images 
Ben Brantley, New York Times Critic’s Pick Under the Radar Festival, January 2017
 
Lula Del Ray shattered the perceptions of what theatre should and can be.
Alicia Kort, Paste Magazine Under the Radar Festival, January 2017
 
. . . a talented cast and crew using inventive storytelling techniques elevates this show to being a unique experience that you should not miss.
Scotty Zacher, Chicago Theatre Beat
 
Manual Cinema presents a far more visually and aurally engaging (and emotionally subtle) exploration of loneliness, femininity, and the iconography of 1950s/1960s Americana
Jason Prechtel, Gapers Block
 
We’re never less than totally aware of the artisanal craft at work, but somehow the show manages to make a singular case for a very different kind of (mass) cultural experience . . . Cinema becomes a form of empathy—understanding through light.
Kyle Westpahl, Northwest Chicago Film Society
 
All full price tickets are $37.  These tickets are available online at SMDCAC.org or through the SMDCAC box office by calling 786-573-5300. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Student, senior and military discounts available.  The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.
 
$5 tickets are available to 13-22 year olds and one accompanying guest, exclusively through CultureShockMiami.com. $5 Culture Shock Miami tickets are not sold through the SMDCAC Box Office or through SMDCAC.org. Culture Shock Miami ticket sales for this performance end at midnight on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Student ID and TicketWeb confirmation is required when picking-up tickets at will call. 
 
ABOUT SOUTH MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.
 
ABOUT O, MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL
O, Miami is a Knight-funded festival with the annual goal of every single person in Greater Miami encountering a poem during the month of April. Mixing unique events with poetry-in-public-places projects, O, Miami celebrates the creativity of Miami's citizens by enlisting them as co-creators. For information on how to participate, visit omiami.org.
 
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.   
  
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
                                      
 
Tuesday, April 11, 12:45pm