Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on April 9, 2009
The Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s "Torn Curtain." The film follows a gifted American physicist who, at the height of the Cold War, decides to defect to East Germany. To his surprise, his fiancée follows him and soon discovers that he is no traitor, but acting as a secret undercover agent. 8:30 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.
The Miami Design Preservation League hosts a screening of the 1960 Jerry Lewis film "The Bellboy," shot on location at the Fontainebleau Hotel. 11 a.m. Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-4219 or www.mdpl.org.
CRITIC FOR A DAY
A classic- and foreign-film discussion group will meet to screen Victor Fleming’s "Gone With the Wind." The film, which won 10 Academy Awards, was adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel on the American South during the Civil War. 11 a.m. Florida International University, 13000 NE 151st St., building academic one, room 155, North Miami. RSVP required. Details: (954) 458-5825.
The Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts a screening of Ari Folman’s Academy Award winning "Waltz with Bashir." One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their combat mission in the first Lebanon War during the early 1980. Ari decides to meet and interview old friends around the world to discover the truth about himself during those years. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
The Miami Design Preservation League hosts a screening of director Fritz Lang’s "Scarlet Street." The film follows a middle-aged professional whose life spirals out of control after meeting a "street-walking bad girl." 7 p.m. Art Deco Education Center at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.