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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on February 4, 2010

Thursday 2/4

   Winner of the 2001 Oscar for "Best Foreign Language Film" among several other awards and nominations, "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" follows a young woman in ancient China who seeks out adventure over a traditional arranged marriage. Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang, follow the ballet-like martial arts choreography throughout the film, which was choreographed by Woo-Ping Yuen of "The Matrix." 6:45 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. 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.

CLASSIC ROMANCE

   Marlene Dietrich stars in Joseph Von Sternberg’s 1930 romance "Morocco," featuring a classic scene where Ms. Dietrich in top hat, tie and tails performs a rendition of "How Much Am I Bid for These Apples." In the film, cabaret singer Amy Jolly (Ms. Dietrich) pursues Monsieur La Bessiere (Adolphe Menjou) after her attempts at romance with the shy, strikingly handsome soldier Tom Brown (Gary Cooper) fizzle. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

REDISCOVERED LOVE

   "CLOUD 9" follows 67-year-old seamstress Inge, happily married for 30 years, who rediscovers passion in her romance with a 76-year-old man Karl. Winner of the 2009 German Film Awards, Germany’s equivalent to the Academy Awards, for Best Director and Best Actress. 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.

Friday 2/5

   Documentary "The Horse Boy" follows the journey of a Texas couple and their autistic son as they travel on horseback across outer Mongolia in search of healing for their son. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Additional showings Feb. 6 and 7. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Thursday 2/11

   In another Joseph Von Sternberg classic with Marlene Dietrich, the 1932 film "Shanghai Express" follows a prostitute as she takes a train journey from Peking to Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Additional showings Feb. 6 and 7. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

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