Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on July 22, 2010
Set in mid-1800s Sicily during the last years of the Bourbon reign, "The Viceroys" tells the story of the members of the Uzeda family — descendants of the Viceroys of Spain — through the eyes of the last heir to the Uzeda dynasty. Mysteries and complex personalities of the family members unfold, including the superstitious tyrant father, as they fight over Princess Teresa’s inheritance after her funeral. 4:15 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
STICK IT TO THE MAN
In "Micmacs," Bazil seeks revenge against the company that produced the weapons that made him an orphan and later almost took his life. Yet he’s not alone — he has the help of a wacky gang of junkyard dealers that took him in after his near-death accident. 4:50 and 9:10 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
COPING WITH CHANGE
After a busy highway opens near a previously isolated home, a family fights to maintain its happy, routine life despite the whirring of speeding cars in "Home." Suspicions about the unknown, long-term health effects of living so close to the highway cause tension. 6:50 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
BREAK IT DOWN
Catch a young Ice-T in 1984 film "Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo," as a group of break dancers try to stop a developer from bulldozing a community recreation center. Screened at the historic Gusman Center as part of its "Flickin’ Summer Film Series." 7 p.m. Gusman Center, 174 E Flagler St., Miami. $10. Details: (305) 372-0925 or www.gusmancenter.org.
Set in 1920s Paris, "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" depicts the passionate yet painful affair between the fashion queen and composer, marking a period of great artistic achievement for both. 9:15 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
LIVING ON THE RUN
Miami Beach Cinematheque presents a screening of the 50th anniversary restoration of 1959 French film "Breathless," directed by Jean-Luc Godard, at a Miami Beach hotel. Michel, a young criminal who emulates Humphrey Bogart’s film persona, must hid from the law after he steals a car in Marseille and shoots the policeman who chased after him on a country road. Penniless, he holes up with his American girlfriend Patricia, an American student and aspiring journalist who hawks the New York Herald Tribune on the streets of Paris. Drama ensues, including a pregnancy scare and plans of fleeing to Italy, ending in a famed final scene. Includes food and drink specials starting at 5 p.m. Screening at 8 p.m. Additional screenings July 24 and 25. Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., ballroom, Miami Beach. $8-$10. Details: www.mbcinema.com.