Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on March 18, 2010
Based on a novel by James M. Cain, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946) follows the illicit passion between a drifter (John Garfield) and a married but unsatisfied waitress (Lana Turner) in a roadside café that leads to their mutual destruction. The film is to be screened poolside in Miami Beach. 8:30 p.m. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $7-$12. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
Watch and learn at a screening of the documentary "One Water," which explores society’s changing relationship to water as it grows more scarce and begs the question of whether water is a "human right or a commodity." Following the screening, producer, co-director and writer Sanjeev Chatterjee and Ian Simpkins, chief horticulturalist at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, will discuss ways to make a difference in the community with audience members. 7-9 p.m. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $15. Details: www.vizcayamuseum.org.
Based on a true story, "North Face" details a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Swiss Alps. Nazi propaganda promotes the climb as two reluctant German climbers began their suspenseful ascent. 6:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7-$12. Details: (305) 643-8706 or http://www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film "Rashomon" examines justice and the complexities of nature as people recount different versions of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife. The screening will be the Florida premier of the restored film. Includes a live birthday tribute musical prelude to the director in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday year by Ensemble Otodama. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $10-$13. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.