Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on March 11, 2010
South Beach boutique hotel The Betsy presents a free screening of documentary short "Music by Prudence," the story of a disabled 21-year-old Zimbabwean singer and her seven young band members who are also disabled. The group overcomes stereotypes, inspiring their community. 8 p.m. The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Spam Allstars: ¡Fuacata!" tells of local band Spam Allstars, know for its blend of Latin, funk, hip-hop and improvisational elements. This screening is part of Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival. 9 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7-$12. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www. http://www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Marion Naccache’s "Coney Island Last Summer" captures 48 hours in Coney Island just a few days before the famous amusement park was closed. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$12. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 film "Last Tango in Paris" centers on Paul (Marlon Brando), an American living in Paris, who engages in an intense affair with a young girl. Their relationship is anything but conventional as they agree to not reveal any personal information to each other, not even their names. The film was nominated for Best Director and Best Actor Academy Awards. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
"The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," actor Heath Ledger’s last film before his death in 2008, is the fantastical tale of Dr. Parnassus and his traveling show where audience members get the chance to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. 8:45 p.m. Additional showings March 13 and 14. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Join The Classic/Foreign Film Discussion Group in a viewing and analysis of Alan Crosland’s "The Jazz Singer," the story of a cantor’s son who rejects his family’s tradition to become a professional jazz singer. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., academic building 1, room 155, Biscayne Bay. $3.50. RSVP required. Details: (954) 458-5825.
A product of the green movement, "No Impact Man" is the story of author Colin Beavan, who vows to live with as little environmental impact as possible. This documentary on Mr. Beavan’s plan to live without electricity, eat solely local food and more was going fine until his espresso-loving, shopaholic wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the changes. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.