Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on May 27, 2010
The first annual DocMiami International Film Festival, the first Miami film festival dedicated to documentaries, showcases films taking an up-close look at true-life stories over Memorial Day weekend. Screenings include "She Wore Silver Wings," the story of female air force pilots; "My Run," on the life of a man struggling to raise three children after his wife dies of cancer who decided to run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 days; and "Rock ‘n’ Roll Made in Mexico" on the story of Mexican rock. Ends May 30. Doral Resort and Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $7. Details: www.docmiami.org.
THE OTHER WOMAN
Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio’s "Vincere" provides a look at the person behind the political figure Benito Mussolini and Ida Balser, his secret wife and mother of his cast-aside child. The story unfolds as Ida gives up everything to help a young Mussolini fight for his revolutionary ideas. But after he disappears during World War I and resurfaces with a new wife, Ida won’t go away without a fight. 6:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Broke, living with his 93-year-old mother and watching the bills piling up, middle-aged Gianni agrees to take care of his building manager’s mother to eliminate his condo debt in "Pranzo di Ferragosto." But when the manager shows up with an aunt, friend and her mother, Gianni winds up wondering how he’ll keep four women happy in cramped quarters. 7:10 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Juan José Campanella’s "Luna de Avellaneda" follows Román Maldonado’s struggles as the famous Buenos Aires social club he grew up with crumbles and he finds out his wife is having an affair. Watch as he confronts his family crisis and fights for the club’s survival before it is bought and converted into a casino. 8:45 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
LOVE AND BETRAYAL
"Chloe," starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried, is the gripping story of love and betrayal as Catherine, a successful doctor, investigates suspicions of her husband’s infidelity with the help of a captivating young woman. She finds herself caught in a tangled web of sexual desire, putting her family in danger. 7 p.m. Additional showings May 29 and 30. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
GOOD COP BAD COP
In Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1949 film "Stray Dog," a young detective explores his dark side in a quest to find the thief who steals his gun on a hot, crowded Tokyo bus. The criminal and cop’s lives become increasingly intertwined with every step. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.