A FEATHERED FRIEND
Classic 1970 British Film "Kes," based on Barry Hines' novel "A Kestrel for a Knave," centers on a forlorn man whose life holds little hope beyond becoming a coal miner. Billy Casper is bullied at school and at home by an abusive half brother. His only solace is a kestrel bird he takes under his wing. 8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
In Michael Hoffman's 2009 film "The Last Station," Leo Tolstoy's devoted wife and muse Countess Sofya finds herself ousted from her husband's will based on his newly created religion to give the rights of his works to the Russian people rather than his family. The countess uses every trick she has in a fierce fight for what she believes is rightfully hers, pushing Mr. Tolstoy away as her actions become more extreme. 4:35 and 8:10 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
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. 7 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
Shot in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles, "Ajami" is a crime drama set on the streets of a neighborhood mixed with Jews, Muslims and Christians. Told by multiple area residents from clashing cultures, the plot escalates as their stories intersect with dire consequences. 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.
In Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric," a despondent postman is tormented by a chaotic family life and his secret longing for Lily, the woman he loved 30 years ago. Continuing to sink, a friend challenges him to take a journey into his past. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Additional showings June 19 and 20. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $7-$10. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
The four-day American Black Film Festival comes to Greater Miami. Highlights include screenings and a master class on filmmaking with director Spike Lee. Ends June 26. Locations vary. Details: www.abff.com.
Alliance Française hosts Fête de la Musique, a one-day string of concerts at locations throughout the area. Includes a performance by Nicole Yarling at the Van Dyke Café in Miami Beach and Farida at Le Provençal in Coral Gables. Details: www.afmiami.org.
Cellist Mark Kosower and pianist Jee-Won Oh perform music by Debussy, Beethoven, Tcherepnin, Dutilleux and Rachmaninoff. Mr. Kosower studied at the Julliard School and is the newly appointed principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra. 8 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. $25-$35. Details: (305) 448-7421 ext. 153 or www.communityartsprogram.org.