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MOCA Dazzles the Senses with Optic Nerve
(originally released on 7/21/2005)


The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is pleased to present the seventh installment of Optic Nerve on Friday, August 5, 2005. Optic Nerve is MOCA's annual film festival featuring short videos and films by artists in South Florida selected from an open call for submissions.

Two screenings of the 40-minute program will be held at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.
Meet the filmmakers during the Starbucks Artist Roundtables at 8:00pm.

The event is free with museum admission. RSVP required. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.

MOCA admission is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents, City of North Miami employees, and children under 12; $5 adults; $3 for seniors and students with ID.

The twelve films that will be screened are all under five minutes in length.

OPTIC NERVE VII FILMS:

All That You Can See by Sandra Bermudez
Wrestling by Jen DeNike
Untitled by Carola Dredemie
Works of the Flesh: First Study by Shane Eason
Mr. Wizard, The Legend of Speed by Friends With You
Filmstrip by Gabriel Orenstein
Seek and you shall find by Maria Caridad Perez
Not My Mama by Ali Prosch
Global Medea by Dinarah de Jesus Rodriguez
Attempt #1 (Jump) by Diana Shpungin and Nicole Engelmann
Signs by Geoffrey Thomas
1984 by Kyle Trowbridge

The films were chosen by a panel comprised of Sylvia Karman CubiƱa, director of the Moore Space, Miami; Rhonda Mitrani, independent filmmaker and co-founder of The Florida Room, Miami; and Barron Sherer, co-founder and chief programmer of Cinema Vortex, Miami.

Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami

For information or to make reservations, please call 305.893.6211 or visit http://www.mocanomi.org.



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