Miami Beach Cinematheque celebrates Sergio Leone as the great director of the month. The Italian director is known for filming spaghetti westerns such as "Duck You Sucker" starring James Coburn and Rod Steiger. The Cinematheque will screen the original uncut version of the film.
8:30 p.m. at 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $6-$35. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Written and directed by Deepa Mehta, "Water" follows the struggle and the social discriminations towards a group of poor widows living in Varanasi, India, during British colonial rule. 8:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $6-$35. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts Shelley Novak's Hollywood with guest speakers Shelley Novak and Eric Zalvidar. Featured film: "Lust in the Dust." 9:30 p.m. at 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $6-$35. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Celebrating the release of the film "Miami Vice," the Miami Design Preservation League will screen the final episodes of the 1980s television series' first season. 7 p.m. at Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-1736 or www.mdpl.org.
The Wolfsonian-FIU hosts Censored Cinema film series featuring the 1993 film "Lan Feng Zheng (The Blue Kite)." The movie follows the story of a family who lives through social, cultural and political changes in China during the rule of Mao Tse-Tung. The movie has never been shown in China, and director Zhuangzhuang Tian was banned from making films for 10 years. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 7 p.m. at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members and students; $10 others. Details: (305) 531-1001.
The annual International Ballet Film Festival of Miami features
movies and documentaries about the art of ballet. Through Sept 3. Various times at 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $6-$35. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.