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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on October 2, 2008

Thursday 10/2

   The Miami Beach Cinematheque will host a third film directed by Paul Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward. "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, follows a young widow raising two daughters in an atmosphere of bitterness, hatred and over-protection that threatens their growth and development. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque. 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 for members, students and seniors; others $18. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Friday 10/3

   Dorothy Fadiman’s documentary about how electronic votes are tallied and whether voting machines are susceptible to tampering. The film features interviews with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. 8:30 p.m. Ends Oct. 4. Miami Beach Cinematheque. 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 for members, students and seniors, $18 for the public. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Sunday 10/5

   Director Amy Serrano’s film "The Sugar Babies" explores the remnants of colonial slavery on the island of Hispaniola. The film looks at the conditions surrounding the children of sugar-cane cutters of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic, and their human rights. 8:30 p.m. Ends Oct. 6. Miami Beach Cinematheque. 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 for members, students and seniors; others $18. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Wednesday 10/8

   The Institute of Maya Studies, an affiliate of the Miami Science Museum, hosts a showing of NOVA’s "Cracking the Maya Code." The film looks at how a handful of archaeologists deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. With footage of Maya temples and art, the documentary culminates in the account of this once-magnificent ancient civilization’s ingenious method of communication. 8 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. $6 donation requested. Details: (305) 235-1192 or www.mayastudies.org.

Thursday 10/9

   The first film of the Colombian Miami Beach Film Festival, "Dios los Junta y Ellos se Separan," explores what it truly means to be Colombian by looking into the everyday life of a typical middle-class family as they celebrate the father’s birthday. 7:45 p.m. 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 for members, students and seniors, $18 for the public. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

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