Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on June 3, 2010
In Juan Jose Campanella’s "El Mismo Amor, La Misma Lluvia" ("Same Love, Same Rain"), a writer and a young actress meet in 1980 while fleeing Argentina’s dictatorship. This spins into an on-and-off romance for the next 20 years. 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.
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.
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. 9 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Wreckless and naïve, 27-year-old Do-joon is more dependent on his mother than his years would suggest. The burden falls on single mother Hye-ja yet again after her son is accused of murdering a young girl. With an inefficient lawyer and police who could care less, Do-joon is quickly pronounced guilty, leading his mother on a quest to find the girl’s real killer and prove her son innocent. In Korean with English subtitles. 9 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
TOGETHER AT LAST
The entirety of Fritz Lang’s "Metropolis" was presumed forever lost when shortly after its Berlin premiere in 1927, the film was taken out of circulation and a portion of it was cut and presumed destroyed. The lost footage became something of a Holy Grail in cinema history until July 2008, when it was announced that the curator of the Buenos Aires Museo del Cine had unearthed 25 minutes of the missing footage. Now restored as a more complete version of the film, "Metropolis" tells the story of a futuristic city divided between two classes. Managers dwell about the earth in towering structures while the workers live and spend their days underground. See for yourself what happens when Freder Fredersen, the Metropolis ruler’s pampered only son, follows a beautiful girl down into the Lower City. 8 p.m. Additional showings June 5 and 6. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Japanese master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s "Ran," an interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, follows a 16th century warlord’s escalating madness as his three sons clash over the division of his land. Mr. Kurosawa made the acclaimed film when he was 75. 8 p.m. Additional showings June 9 and 10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.