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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on June 30, 2011

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Thursday 6/30

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.

Friday 7/1

LOVING MEMORIES

   In the film "Beginners," Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after the death of his father. This new love fills Oliver with memories of his father, who announced his homosexuality at age 75 and lived a wonderfully tumultuous last few years. The opening reception for the film includes live music from Latin jazz ensemble Negroni’s Trio, a Bacardi open bar serving specialty drinks and bites courtesy of Talavera Cocina Mexicana. 7 and 10 p.m. screenings. 9 p.m. reception. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $15. Details: (786) 385-9689 or info@gablescinema.com or www.gablescinema.com.

FATHER AND SON

   In "Mad Bastards," Australian outlaw TJ journeys to the country’s northwestern Kimberly region to make things right with his estranged 13-year-old son, Bullet. Local Aboriginal communities were incorporated in the film, drawing from their storytelling traditions to create a powerful tale of healing, violence and family. 9 p.m. Additional showings through July 3. 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.

LOVE OF SOCCER

   Hope, friendship and soccer form a powerful combo for three Rwandan children in the film "Africa United." Soccer fanatic Fabrice, his friend Dudu and Dudu’s little sister Beatrice sneak onto a bus to audition for the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Instead, they end up in the dangerous Congo without papers or money and are taken to a children’s refugee camp. In the camp they meet George and the four continue their unpredictable journey to Johannesburg. 7 p.m. Additional showings through July 3. 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.

FAMILY FIRES

   After reading about their unknown father and brother in their mother’s will, siblings Jeanne and Simon embark on a harrowing journey in "Incendies." The two find themselves faced with violence and extremism while uncovering secrets of their past. 6:50 p.m. Additional showings through July 5. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

UNIVERSAL HERITAGE

   Director Werner Herzog’s documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" travels deep into the spectacular, nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France to capture mankind’s oldest documented artwork. Experience preserved paintings of wild animals and human forms dating over 30,000 years. 9:15 p.m. Additional showings through July 5. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students or seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.

Tuesday 7/5

FREE FILMS

   Venture to downtown Miami’s Miami Tower for free screenings of "Mad Hot Ballroom" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy." "Mad Hot Ballroom" tells the story of New York City elementary school students who learn ballroom dancing and enter a citywide dance competition. "Yankee Doodle Dandy," released in 1942, focuses on the life of renowned musician, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan. 5-6 p.m. reception. 6 p.m. "Mad Hot Ballroom" screening. 8:15 p.m. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" screening. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Details: (305) 684-4564 or miamijazzsociety@gmail.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

Wednesday 7/6

FILM FEST

   The American Black Film Festival presents a diverse selection of Pan-African independent films. Includes screenings of the latest Black films, panels, symposiums and workshops. The opening night features "In the Hive" by Robert Townsend. 5:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. opening film. 9-11 p.m. encore presentation. Additional films through July 9. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Tickets sold at the festival registration center at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, starting July 6. $12 per screening. $450-$1,500 multiple-day passes. $50-$135 day passes. Details: abff@thefilmlife.com or www.abff.com.

WICKED WATERS

    Miami Beach Cinematheque presents a special high-definition screening of the newly remastered director’s cut edition of "Das Boot." Director Wolfgang Petersen’s close, focused shots follow U-Boat Capt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock and his inexperienced crew through the gritty reality of World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. 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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