Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on May 20, 2010
LIVING IN AMERICA
Based on a true story, 2009 American film "Entre Nos" centers on the struggle of Colombian immigrant Mariana to keep her family together after immigrating to New York City, reuniting her children with the father they grew up without. But late one night after work, Antonio tells his family he is moving to Miami for a job — alone. Follow Mariana, who has $50 to her name, rent due and children to feed, as she embarks on a trying pursuit of the American dream one soda can at a time. Friday and Saturday showings include a question-and-answer session with the film’s co-directors. 7 p.m. Additional showings May 22 and 23. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Co-written by imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, "No One Knows About Persian Cats" takes an insider’s look at Iran’s underground-music scene. Shot in secret, the film follows a pair of young musicians recently released from prison who are determined to take their rock band to Europe and play one last time before fleeing Tehran. Features performances by actual underground Iranian bands — an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands are in the city. 9 p.m. Additional performances May 22 and 23. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
JEWBANS PAST AND PRESENT
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents a discussion and overview of the history of Cuban Jews in Miami through film and photographs. The film opens with the life of Jews in Cuban around 1910, moving to life in Florida starting in the summer of 1960 with the Cuban Jews’ mass exodus spurred by the communist revolution. Film co-director Marcos A. Kerbel will lead the event. 2 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Members free. Nonmembers free with admission ($5-$12). Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
TORN BETWEEN TWO
In 1948 film "The Red Shoes," a ballerina is torn between her love for a dance director and a composer. Centering on a ballet performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s dark fairy tale, the film features the Lermontov Ballet Company and choreography by Robert Helpmann. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.