JUDAICA ON FILM
Set in a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, "My Mexico Shivah" is a dramatic comedy about how the death of a man results in the celebration of his life. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
TIME AND SPACE
The Miami Art Museum hosts a collection of five films from filmmaker Chantal Akerman titled "Moving Through Time and Space." The works span two decades of Ms. Akerman's life and each opens a window into her experimentation between fact and fiction in filmmaking. Ends Jan. 25. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
HOME FOR GOOD
Starring avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs' parents, "Momma's Man" chronicles the increasingly anxious dilemma of Mikey, a young husband and father who stops off at his parents' loft during a business trip to New York and finds himself emotionally unable to leave. 7:45 and 9:35 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Marissa Chibas tells the astonishing tale of three towering figures in her life: her father, Raśl Chibas, who co-wrote the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro; her uncle, Eddy Chibas, who was the frontrunner for the Cuban presidency in 1951 before committing suicide during a live radio broadcast; and her mother, Dalia Chibas, Miss Cuba runner-up in 1959. Zigzagging through her own stories and key episodes in the history of her family, Ms. Chibas gives a live-wire performance that is propelled by her near-death experience in the Venezuelan Amazon. 8 p.m. Nov. 15., 3 p.m. Nov. 16. William and Joan Lehman Theater, Miami Dade College, North campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Westview. $8-$15. Details: (305) 237-3010 or www.mdc.edu/culture.
FEAR THE FEATHERS
The University of Miami's Citizens Board presents a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." The film follows a wealthy San Francisco playgirl as she pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town. The town slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin attacking people, slowly increasing in numbers and viciousness. Ends Nov. 16. Cosford Cineman, 1380 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $6 alumni, faculty and staff, $8 others. Details: www.cosfordcinema.com.
The University of Miami's School of Communications hosts the seventh annual Short-Film Festival featuring 80 films from 26 countries at six venues. Ends Nov. 23. Opening night at Cosford Cineman, 1380 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 854-2229 or www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.