OMG! DINNER & A MOVIE makes a triumphant return to O Cinema with a series of mouthwatering menus by the culinary masterminds at Michael Schwartz Events.
They took a long break but now they are back.The OMG! DINNER & A MOVIE series returns to O Cinema Wynwood this summer in partnership with Michael Schwartz events. If you live here and don’t know who Michael Schwartz is – then you’ve got some learning to do. He’s the guy behind the restaurants Michael’s Genuine and Harry’s Pizzeria.
These special evenings celebrating terrific food and film have always sold out in the past, so you’ll want to get your tickets early. The format is the same as it was previously with dinner being served at 6pm on old school cafeteria trays where you’ll be able to eat in your seats and the film will begin 7pm. Tickets are $55 and includes your 5-course meal served with soda or water and the film. O Cinema will have beer or wine available for purchase.
They’ve made it easy for all those planners out there by not only announcing all of the dates, menus and film selections but tickets on sale to purchase in advance.This sounds like a great option for a night out with friends, food and film!
Check out the first two and a sneak peek of the third date below:
JUNE EDITION – Wednesday, June 28th
THE FILM: I AM THE BLUES
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.
THE MENU: BBQ PIT SMOKER
* CLASSIC DEVILED EGGS
* SMOKED FISH DIP (celery, radish, saltines)
with shaved red onion, radish, feta, mint, lime
* BBQ CHICKEN
* SMOKED & PULLED PORK SHOULDER
* BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
* BANANA CREAM PIE
* BBQ SPICED POPCORN
JULY EDITION – Thursday, July 27th
THE FILM: LANDLINE
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.
THE MENU: MOBILE WOOD OVEN
* POLENTA FRIES (spicy ketchup)
* MEATBALLS IN SAUCE (piave vecchio)
* ORANGE & RADISH
greens, shaved fennel, green olives, parmigiano
mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil
porcini, cremini, taleggio, fontina, thyme
fig, roasted onion, fontina, arugula
* CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIE
* PARMIGIANO POPCORN
The film for August has yet to be announced but we hear there’s a caja china involved for the dinner plans. If you’re up for a bit of a surprise – you can get your tickets here for the August event taking place on Thursday, August 24th.