Rewind Screening Series


Women work on-camera and off at this 1950s remote broadcast.


Every Tuesday and Thursday at noon you can explore Florida’s history a little bit at a time at REWIND, the Wolfson Archives’ free, informal screening series.

REWIND features film and video selected from the millions of feet of film and thousands of hours of videotape in the Wolfson Archives’ collections. Many of these moving image artifacts are unique and can be seen only at REWIND screenings.

Each REWIND screening consists of short programs — ten to thirty minutes each – that repeat during each ninety-minute screening. There’s no need to make a feature-length commitment; you can watch a lot or a little — for five minutes, thirty minutes, an hour or more, You’re also welcome to bring lunch, a snack or a refreshing drink to the screening.

REWIND screenings take place in Room 8401 on Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus from noon to 1:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free of charge and open to the public, REWIND screenings are presented in digital format.


Some of the subjects featured in past REWIND screenings are:

“South Florida Nights:” A series of news stories highlighting bars and nightclubs of the Miami Vice Era

“Florida Fairy Tales:” A series of news reports aired in 1989 about eccentric Floridians and unusual Florida places

“Pictures at a Demolition:” Newsfilm stories that captured the final moments of  Florida landmarks

“Segregated Miami:” Newsfilm which records life in Miami’s African-American communities during racial segregation

“Steps On Freedom’s Trail:” A selection of news clips documenting Florida civil rights milestones

“Tracking Metrorail:” News clips showing the inaugural operation of Metrorail, Miami-Dade County’s elevated rail system

“Florida at the World’s Fair:” The creation of the Florida Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair is traced through TV news documentaries produced in 1963

“Building MDC:” Newsclips trace the development of Miami Dade College’s campuses and reflect student life at the school

Screenings featuring newsfilm documenting the Fontainebleau Hotel, the career of TV legend Jackie Gleason, women in local TV, and early live local television

Special programs for Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month

REWIND is presented by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.