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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on December 10, 2009

Saturday 12/12

   The Classic/Foreign Film Discussion Group meets for a showing of Ingmar Bergman’s 1972 Swedish film "Cries and Whispers." Starring Liv Ullman, Ingrid Thulin and Kari Sylan, the acclaimed tale follows the lives of a dying woman, her sisters and a servant girl. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, building 1, room 155, North Miami. Reservations required. Details: (954) 458-5825.

ROCKERS REVEALED

   The path to creating a unique sound is traced through the stories of rock legends in "It Might Get Loud." In their own words, rockers such as Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, The Edge of U2 and Jack White of The White Stripes sit down for a jam session and swap stories of how they developed their own style. 8:45 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Additional showings Dec. 13 and 14. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Tuesday 12/15

   Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s "Volver" follows Abuela Irene as she visits her hometown in the La Mancha region of Spain as a ghost to resolve problems she couldn’t in life. Along the way, her spirit becomes a comforting presence to her daughters and granddaughter. Actress Penélope Cruz was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as one of Abuela’s daughters. Shown several times through the end of the month. 6:45 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

PARADISE GONE AWRY

   In Lars Von Trier’s "Antichrist," a grieving couple plans a getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods, hoping to mend their troubled marriage. But nature has other plans in mind as events take a turn for the worst. Shown several times through the end of the month. 9 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

ODE TO PARIS

   In "Paris," a story of life and love in the city of lights, the ailing Pierre reunites with his sister and her children while awaiting a heart transplant. Getting to know his family again and observing Parisian life from his window, Pierre finds a renewed sense of the preciousness of life. Shown several times through the end of the month. 9 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

Wednesday 12/16

   Based on a true story, "Joyeaux Noel" tells the inspiring tale of four strangers: an Anglican priest, a French lieutenant and a German tenor and his beloved singing partner whose lives are changed forever during a wartime Christmas. After months of fighting in 1914 as summer turned to snow, the unthinkable happened: soldiers came out of their trenches, leaving rifles behind to shake hands with the enemy. Shown several times through the end of the month. 6:45 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

SECRET REPORTING

   Amid overwhelming depression, romance novelist Leo adopts a pseudonym and takes a job as a newspaper reporter. Unaware of her true identity, her boss at the paper assigns her to review her own novel. Director Pedro Almodóvar’s "La Flor de Mi Secreto" ("The Flower of My Secret") is shot in Spanish with English subtitles. 7 p.m. Additional showings on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 5:20 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

HOLIDAY HUMOR

   In this slapstick satire of vacation gone awry, Jacque Tati’s 1953 French film "Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday" follows the pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot on his holiday at a seaside resort. His presence seems to cause one catastrophe after another in choreographed gags involving dogs, boats and firecrackers. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

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