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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on December 17, 2009

Thursday 12/17

   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. 6:30 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.

PEACE ON EARTH

   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. 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.

Friday 12/18

   French film "La Danse" provides an intimate look at the people behind the Paris Opera Ballet from ballet masters and choreographers to the costume and set designers. Rehearsals and performances of seven ballets, including "La Songe de Medée by Angelin Preljocaj and "Casse Noisette" by Rudolph Noureev, are followed throughout. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Additional showings on Dec. 19 and 20. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

ONLY IN AMERICA

   In the directorial debut of Robert Siegel — the writer of "The Wrestler" — "The Fan" depicts the only-in-America phenomena stemming from passionate love of football. The film follows Staten Island parking attendant Paul Aufiero (Patton Oswalt), who calls himself the "world’s biggest New York Giants fan." His love for his team is tested as his family berates him for going nowhere with his life and a missed chance to meet a star hero attracts unwanted attention from the media, his beloved team and the authorities. 9:15 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Additional showings on Dec. 19 and 20. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Saturday 12/19

   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. 4:30 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 showing on 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.

Monday 12/21

   Coconut Grove artist Glenn Terry hosts a screening of his 1981 locally made half-hour Christmas film in which he and a friend search for the elusive holiday spirit in the Grove. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 12/22

   Follow a team of scientists as they sift through the Everglades, seeking to learn what has happened to Florida’s once-much-greater environmental gem and what is being done to restore and protect it. After the showing of "Waters Journey- Everglades: Restoring Hope," an Everglades expert will take questions from the audience. In addition, Isabella Rossellini’s "Green Porno," a comedic look at how various creatures reproduce, will be shown as part of the evening of "Cinema Green." 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.

Wednesday 12/23

   In Jacques Tati’s slapstick comedy "Mon Oncle" ("My Uncle"), eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot makes his goofy way through his brother-in-law’s ultramodern home and a plastic hose factory, creating havoc wherever he steps. A, satire of mechanized living, this second piece in the Monsieur Hulot series is in French with English subtitles. 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.

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