Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on August 12, 2010
GOOD VS. EVIL
Set in Northern India, "Raavan" is a battle between good versus evil. When Dev and his new wife move to Lal Maati, a small town run dominated by an overbearing tribe, he makes it his mission to restore the police and remove the group from power. But as good and evil blur, Dev’s actions sets a chain of events in action that claims lives and changes fortunes. In Hindi with English subtitles. 3:30 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.
FALLING TO PIECES
In 2009 French film "The Father of My Children," a film producer successful in love, life and his career is forced to face reality as his production company nears failure, the result of too many productions, risks and mounting debt. Watch and see if he can overcome pride and salvage his business. 3:45 and 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.
Have you been admiring downtown’s colorful Miami Tower from afar? Check out what’s inside and catch a double feature for free as part of the 2010 Downtown Film Series, hosted by Sky Lounge, the Miami Jazz Society and The Community Culture Disovery Exchange. Films "Cinema Paradiso" and "Room with a View" will be screened one after the other. "Cinema Paradiso," a 1988 film, is the story of a famous director’s life, long lost love and beginnings of his passion for film, told mostly through flashbacks as he visits his native Sicilian village for the first time in almost 30 years. And in 1985 film "Room With a View" a pair of male and female friends on vacation in Florence, Italy, cross paths, spurring forbidden romance and a web of lies. 6 p.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 979-1510 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
In 2009 Swedish film "The Girl Who Played With Fire," two reporters are murdered the night after an article they wrote exposing a major sex-trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden is published, implicating important, well-known members of Swedish society. And then, the fingerprints found on the murder weapon are linking to a familiar name. This film is the second installment of the "Millennium" trilogy following "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." In Swedish with English subtitles. 6:20 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
"Agora" is a historical drama set in ancient Roman Egypt. A slave turns to Christianity in hopes of gaining freedom as he finds himself falling for his master, a famous philosophy professor and Atheist. In Spanish with English subtitles. 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.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents a screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," a 1920 silent film about an insane-asylum inmate and the story of why he was confined to the institution. Includes two-for-one beer and wine specials from 6-9 p.m. Film begins at 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 535-2680 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wolfsonian.org.
Miami-Dade County Parks presents a screening of "Alice in Wonderland" as part of its Magic City Movies program. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Brownsville. Free. Details: (305) 636-2350 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.