Miami-Dade Library to present ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria’


As part of the 13th annual International Art of Storytelling program, the Miami- Dade Public Library System presents “Once Upon a Time in Almeria” by Mark Parascandola, from Apr. 26 to June 3, on the second floor exhibition space in the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St.

The series of photographs captures the region of Almeria, Spain, which was host to dozens of filmmakers who, during the 1960s and 1970s, constructed elaborate movie sets, invoking locations from the American Southwest to Bedouin Arabia.

The exhibition focuses on the architecture and locations used in classic films such as Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, and Sergio Leone’s “spaghetti westerns” starring Clint Eastwood. Some of the buildings shown were constructed solely as temporary sets, while others are pre-existing structures with their own history, discovered and reused by foreign movie directors. The prints on display are limited edition digital prints made using archival pigment inks.

Each year, the Miami-Dade Library System partners with a library from another country in an effort to share and explore each other’s customs and cultures. The 2013 international exchange partner is the Bibliotecas de la Comunidad de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

For more information about this exhibit, contact Art Services at 305-375-5048.

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