Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on February 11, 2010
Winner of seven Césars, France’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, "Séraphine" is the true story of a simple housekeeper who at age 41 began painting brilliantly colorful canvases without any formal instruction. While working as a maid for German art critic and collector Wilhelm Uhde, one of the first collectors of Picasso, her talent is discovered and the aficionado helps shuttle her work to the most acclaimed shows in Paris and eventually New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 6:30 p.m. Several showings through the end of the month. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or email@example.com or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
"The Garden of the Finzi-Continis," winner of the 1972 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, follows an aristocratic Italian-Jewish family’s departure from the shelter of its lush country estate as fascism grows in the 1930s. 4:40 p.m. Several showings through the end of the month. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Miami Beach Cinematheque presents a special Valentine’s Day showing of "The Blue Angel," Joseph Von Sternberg’s first of many films featuring actress Marlene Dietrich, including chocolate treats and a Valentine’s toast. The film, noted for pushing the limits of on-screen sexuality in 1930, centers on a man’s fall from respectability after being seduced by the sultry Lola Lola (Ms. Dietrich). In German with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $12-$14. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.