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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on May 19, 2011

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Thursday 5/19

UNLIKELY LEADER

   In 2010 French film "Potiche," an elegant trophy wife takes over operations of her husband’s umbrella factory when striking workers take him hostage. Suzanne — played by Catherine Deneuve — proves a surprisingly successful leader and finds herself reunited with an old fling played by Gérard Depardieu. Things get messy when her husband returns in this 1970s-based film. 6:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $5 for MDC students, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $6 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

AMONG MONKS

   Loosely based on the true story of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, "Of Gods and Men" follows the tensions that unfold among a once peaceful, coexisting group of French Christian monks and Muslims. Calm crumbles after a group of foreign workers is murdered by an Islamic fundamentalist group. 8:45 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $5 for MDC students, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $6 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

Friday 5/20

CHAPLIN CLASSIC

   In Charlie Chaplin classic "The Kid," his iconic Tramp character adopts an abandoned baby. After resisting efforts by social works to take the boy, the child is reunited with his mother. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Saturday 5/21

SUNDANCE WINNER

   Eric Mendelsohn’s "3 Backyards" focuses on three residents of the same town on a single autumn day, delving into their personal tales. Winner of the Directing Award, U.S. Dramatic, at the Sundance Film Festival. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN

   Through vintage home videos and first-person interviews, Robin Hessman tells the story of five Moscow schoolmates who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in her debut documentary "My Perestroika." Gives a rarely-seen, candid look at how life changed for young Russians in the early 1990s after the USSR broke apart. In Russian with English subtitles. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

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