Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on February 25, 2010
Oren Moverman’s 2009 film "The Messenger" tells the gripping story of a US Army sergeant who returns home from a tour in Iraq only to be assigned to the army’s casualty notification unit. In carrying out the depressing task of telling soldiers’ families of their loved ones’ deaths, he finds himself drawn to a widow as his emotional detachment begins to dissolve. 7 p.m. Additional showings Feb. 27 and 28. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
A minimalist-realism style film from Romania, "Police Adjective" centers on policeman Cristi’s grappling with society standards versus his own conscience after he refuses to arrest a young man who offers hash to two school friends. Cristi believes that "offering" is not a crime — but his superior has another view on the matter. Romanian with English subtitles. 9:15 p.m. Additional showings Feb. 27 and 28. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.