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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on January 14, 2010

Thursday 1/14

   Director Pedro Almodovar’s critically acclaimed "Broken Embraces," which stirred the rumor mill after being passed over as a contender for a "Best Foreign Language Film" Academy Award in 2009, follows in past tense the torrid affair of aspiring actress Lena (played by Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz) and filmmaker Mateo Blanco. Mr. Blanco recounts life to his assistant before the accident that left him blind. This romantic yet tragic drama is in Spanish with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m. . Miami-Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

INNER BATTLE

   Winner of the 2008 Oscar for "Best Foreign Language Film," Stefan Ruzowitzky’s "The Counterfeiters" centers on an ethical dilemma Jewish master forger Sorowitsch faces when he is tasked with counterfeiting currencies to weaken the Allied economies. Will his conscience take over and drive him to aid the countries that could help the Jewish people as World War II forges on, or will he continue with his work aiding the Nazis? 9 p.m. Miami-Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

MISSISSIPPI ROMANCE

   "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.

Saturday 1/16

   Set in the uncomfortable heat of an Argentinean country estate that has long lost its glory, "La Ciénaga" takes a candid look at Argentina’s decadent bourgeoisie. The award-winning film by Lucrecia Martel follows Mecha, a middle-aged woman with several troublesome teenagers, a husband who dyes his hair and continuously problematic servants. In Spanish with English subtitles. 7 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.

DEADLY DRIVE

   Lucrecia Martel’s "The Headless Woman" is the captivating tale of a woman who finds herself dazed and confused after driving on a dirt road — she may have killed someone or something in her voyage. While trying to piece together what happened, her husband covers their tracks. More than just entertainment, this official selection of the Cannes and New York Film festivals explores the intricacies of class in a male-dominated society. In Spanish with English subtitles. 9 p.m. Additional showing on Jan. 17. 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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