Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on January 7, 2010
The cinematic version of the Tennessee Williams classic "A Streetcar Named Desire" follows Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she refuses to accept the dying out of her Southern aristocratic background — until she is forced to face facts after clashes with her lower class brother-in-law Stanley (Marlon Brando). Ms. Leigh won an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film. 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.
Winner of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Special Jury Prize, "La Nana" ("The Maid") follows the shy, bitter Raquel as she struggles to maintain her position of 23 years as the Valdés family’s maid after her mistress Pilar hires another maid to help her with her chores. 7:15 and 9 p.m. Additional showings on Jan. 9 and 10. In Spanish with English subtitles. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents a mini film festival depicting Miami Jewish life in film. Three short films by Aaron Davidson will be shown, followed by a question-and-answer session with the director. The films, running from 9 to 13 minutes, feature Miami deli and now-gone landmark Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House on its last day of business, a behind-the-scenes look at one of the last old-fashioned bakeries in the area, Abraham’s Kosher Bakery, which has been open for more than 30 years, and a look at the history behind Miami Beach landmark Goldstein & Sons Kosher Meats. 2 p.m. Jan. 10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $6 Details: 305-672-5044 ext. 3175 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
"The Rose Tattoo," shot in Key West but based in Louisiana, depicts the emotional yet controlling widow Serafina Delle Rose who urges her romance-minded daughter to lead a reclusive life like the one she has adopted. 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.