Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on October 28, 2010
Sonia Bergerac’s life is falling apart. The instructor at a school for troubled children’s husband has left her without explanation, there’s tension at work — particularly over the school’s no-skirt policy — and she’s careening toward breakdown. Her troubles come to a head when she finds a gun in one of her pupil’s bags and seizes it, accidentally firing a shot into a student’s leg. Her mistake balloons into a full-blown hostage crisis in "La Journée de la Jupe" ("Skirt Day,") for which actress Isabelle Adjani was nominated for "Best Actress" in the 2010 César Awards. In French with English subtitles. 4:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
TALL, DARK AND HANDSOME
Woody Allen’s 2010 film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" follows a pair of married couples whose passions, free-spirited ambitions and fears lead them to trouble. Think man leaves woman for call girl, woman charts her life based on a fortune teller’s advice. An official selection of the 2010 Cannes and Toronto film festivals. 4:40, 6:55 and 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 Festival of New Spanish Cinema concludes with a 7 p.m. screening of "Los Condenados" and a 9:15 p.m. screening of "After." "Los Condenados" follows an exiled activist’s return to Argentina after 30 years, searching for the body of a friend who died in combat. "After" is the tale of three longtime friends in their mid-thirties who reunite for a boozy dinner that turns into a wild night on the town, bringing up long-buried attractions and resentments. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 237-3456 or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
ABOUT A BEATNIK
The Coral Gables Art Cinema presents the South Florida theatrical premiere of "HOWL," starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, the most famed poet of the Beat Generation. The film follows the poet through defining road trips, love affairs and his search for personal liberation, which left him to write his most famous work "HOWL." All while the poem is the subject of a landmark 1957 obscenity case. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $9. Details: (786) 385-9689 or www.cinemateque.org.
Cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is screened just in time for Halloween at the historic Olympia Theatre at The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Festivities include free drinks the first hour, a themed photo booth and "Rocky Horror" goody bag. Known as the first and biggest audience-participation film, moviegoers shout lines, dress in costume and throw props during specific parts of the film. 8-11 p.m. Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. $15-$30. Details: (305) 372-0925 or www.gusmancenter.org.