Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on May 27, 2004
‘AL FILO DEL MACHETE’
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami will show this documentary about the individuals who fought and continue to fight to liberate Cuba from the totalitarian government. 2:30 p.m. daily through July at Casa Bacardi, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Students free; others $5. Details: (305) 284-2822 or http://casabacardi.iccas.miami.edu/.
‘BIGGER THAN LIFE’
Cinema Vortex will show the films "Bigger Than Life" and "On Dangerous Ground." "Bigger Than Life" (1956), a story of a schoolteacher and family man (James Mason) who has undergone experimental cortisone treatments that leave him addicted and suffering from violent mood swings. "On Dangerous Ground" (1951) is about a cop who mistreats the wrong suspect and becomes entangled in the investigation of a young girl’s murder. 8 p.m. showing of "Bigger Than Life" and 10 p.m. showing of "On Dangerous Ground" at the Miami Shores Performing Arts Theater, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Members $6; others $8. Details: (305) 614-5700 or www.cinemavortex.org.
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
The Miami Beach Cinematheque will show photographer and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Bruce Weber’s short films "Backyard Movie," a combination of home movie footage; music; and onscreen text, and "Broken Noses," a documentary on a boxer and his boys’ boxing club in Oregon. Discussion and book signing will follow screening. 8 p.m. at 512 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. Members $12; others $15. Details: www.mbcinema.com.