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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on June 23, 2011

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Thursday 6/23

REEL SUMMER

   The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts presents its third Flickin’ Summer film series. Four classic teen films will be showcased, beginning with 1986 romantic comedy "Pretty in Pink." Come early for happy hour specials and stay late for danceable retro classics. 7 p.m. Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St., Miami. $10. Details: (305) 374-2444 or www.gusmancenter.org.

WAYWARD WAYS

   "Two-Lane Blacktop" stars singer James Taylor and The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson in a 1970s cross-country racing film. Will this rebellious duo outrace their nemesis and win his car as prize? Film followed by webcast question-and-answer session with director Monte Hellman. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $9 members. $10 students or seniors. $12 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

ITALIAN CINEMA

   Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater and Società Dante Alighieri present 1950s science-fiction comedy "Toto in the Moon" as part of the Cinema Italia series. Scientists deem Toto to have blood similar to that of a monkey and send him on a space mission where he encounters German spies and aliens. 6:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $3 donation suggested. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.

LIVE FOREVER

   Director Mark Wexler sets out to gather anti-aging techniques across the globe in "How to Live Forever." Mr. Wexler meets exercise gurus like 94-year-old Jack LaLanne and Buster, a 101-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner, to gain wisdom. 8 p.m. Additional showings through June 26. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7.50 members. $9 seniors and students. $10.50 others. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.

Friday 6/24

FACT AND FICTION

   "Road to Nowhere," Monte Hellman’s first film in 21 years, was shot entirely on a still camera. The film questions the line between fact and fiction as much as it revels in not giving straight answers. Involves a film within a film, a political scandal and suicide in a hazy time-frame shot in North Carolina, London and Italy. Mr. Hellman won the Special Lion career achievement award for the film at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. 7 p.m. Additional showings through June 30. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

FREE-FORM FILM

   "Blank City" chronicles the unrestricted, unplanned world of independent filmmaking in economically erratic 1970s New York City. Features interviews with filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch and restored super 8 mm and 16 mm film clips. 9:15 p.m. Additional showings through June 30. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

GROWING UP WITH VAMPIRES

   A vampire epidemic plagues a politically and economically unstable United States in "Stake Land." The film highlights themes of capitalism, immigration and coming of age. 9 p.m. Additional showings through June 26. University of Miami Bill Cosford Cinema, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $9 adults. $7 seniors, non-UM students and UM employees. UM students free. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

CITIZEN SOLDIER

   "In Our Name" tells the story of British soldier Suzy having difficulty adjusting to home after returning from Iraq. To assuage her guilt for the death of an Iraqi child, she overprotects her daughter from a nonexistent threat and ends up placing her in danger. 7 p.m. Additional showings through June 26. University of Miami Bill Cosford Cinema, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $9 adults. $7 seniors, non-UM students and UM employees. UM students free. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

PAST LIVES

   In "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," an aging Thai man suffering from acute kidney failure decides to spend his last days in the countryside. Encounters with past lives and deceased relatives take form as he journeys through the jungle. 10 p.m. Additional showings through June 26. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7.50 members. $9 seniors and students. $10.50 others. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.

Saturday 6/25

"A BETTER LIFE"

   The Miami International Film Festival presents a special advance screening of Chris Weitz’s "A Better Life" featuring a question-and-answer session with Mexican talent Demián Bichir. Mr. Bichir is best known for his role as Esteban Reyes, the charming drug lord, politician and love interest in the popular TV series "Weeds." 7 p.m. Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $8 Miami Film Society members. $10 others. Details: (305) 237-3456 or www.miamifilmfestival.com.

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