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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on January 28, 2010

Thursday 1/28

   Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift star in the 1959 film "Suddenly, Last Summer," an autobiographical Tennessee Williams adaptation. Ms. Taylor once again plays a troubled beauty while Ms. Hepburn is the scheming aunt who seeks a lobotomy for her. 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.

LOVERS TIES

   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. 7 p.m. Miami-Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

BATTLE OF THE MAIDS

   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. In Spanish with English subtitles. 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.

MYSTERIOUS GIFTS

   In François Ozon’s "Ricky," a tale of magical realism, an ordinary couple has a very out-of-the-ordinary baby. Quirky young Ricky’s arrival brings challenges no new parents could be prepared for. In French with English subtitles. 9:30 p.m. Miami-Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

Friday 1/29

   Documentary "Killing Kasztner" follows the 1950s trial and assassination of Rezno Kasztner, whose face-to-face negotiations with Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann and rescuing of almost 1,700 Jews to safety in Switzerland aboard what is now known as "Kasztner’s Train" shook the Israeli political world. Showcasing the debate over how much one should negotiate with an enemy, the documentary includes footage of the first chilling interview with Mr. Kasztner’s murderer. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Additional showings Saturday and Sunday. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

BIG DREAMS

   An official selection of the New York International Latino Film Festival, "Falling Awake" follows the story of a young, gifted musician who struggles to find his identity and dreams of getting away from his crowded home in the Bronx. His desire to leave his old life behind grows stronger upon meeting Alessandra, a beautiful young woman who lives in Brooklyn. 9:10 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Additional showings Saturday and Sunday. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

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