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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on August 18, 2011

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Friday 8/19

BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL

   The 15th "Brazilian Film Festival of Miami" opens with an evening showcasing screenings of the 2010 festival winners including the short film "The Payback" by Andre Rolim, "Time of the Feat" by Sergio Rezende and documentary "Dzi Croquettes" by Tatiana Issa and Raphael Alvarez. The festival continues with competitive screenings of the most recent Brazilian productions and special screenings of tribute and documentary features. 7 p.m. screening of "Dzi Croquettes." 8 p.m. 2010 film screenings. 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20-26 tribute and documentary screenings. Festival ends Aug. 27. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach for "Dzi Croquettes." Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach for 2010 film screenings and competitive screenings. Prices vary. Details: (305) 600-3347 or www.inffinito.com.

SONG AND DANCE

   Documentary "Dzi Croquettes" screens as part of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami and tells of a 1970s dance and theater group who used their traditional gender role-defying performances to challenge the military regime they lived under. 9-11 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

GOING TO THE BANK

   "Flypaper" stars Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd and Octavia Spencer in a comedy where two separate gangs attempt to rob a bank on the same day and find themselves in a standoff to get what they came for. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 21. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. Seniors, UM alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff $7. Others $9. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Saturday 8/20

SAMBA SUPERSTAR

   Brazilian documentary "Elza" chronicles samba singer Elza Soares’ 50-year career and her encounters with other musicians such as Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben Jor, Paulinho da Viola and Maria Bethânia. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

LEGENDARY DIRECTOR

   Brazilian Film Festival of Miami honoree Arnado Jabor directed nine films between 1965 and 1990. A retrospective of his work and his latest 2010 film "A Suprema Felicidade" are screened along with "Love Me Forever or Never," "Everything’s Alright," "I Love You" and "All Nudity Shall be Punished." 9 p.m. for "Love Me Forever or Never." Additional screenings continue through Aug. 23. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

Sunday 8/21

FLYING ON FILM

   HistoryMiami presents "Screening & Discussion: Planes on Film," a screening of news footage, films and home movies documenting Miami’s aviation history. The event is held as part of the current exhibit "Aviation in Miami: The First 100 Years" and features a discussion by the musuem’s historian Paul George. 2-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-1492 or e.info@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

CLASSIC DOCUMENTARY

   Part of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami’s classic Brazilian documentaries, "Cuban Memory of the World" tells of the second half of the 20th century in Cuba as captured by some of the island’s native filmmakers. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

Monday 8/22

’67 NIGHTS

   Documentary "A Night in 67" chronicles Brazil’s "Era of Festivals" between 1965 and 1972, during which competitive music events held by TV studios allowed up-and-coming artists to perform. Features Brazilian music idols such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Os Mutantes. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

Tuesday 8/23

DRUG DISCUSSION

   Documentary "SmokeScreen" probes the subject of international drug policies and their effects worldwide, particularly the sociopolitical effects in Rio de Janeiro. Interviews with researchers, physicians, leaders, policemen and civil movement representatives within Brazil and abroad provide a well-rounded discussion into regulation the illegal drug trade. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

Thursday 8/25

"GASLAND"

   As part of an environmentally themed "Cinema Green" series, American documentary "Gasland" assesses the impacts of the boom of natural gas drilling across the country, including effects such as contamination and in the most severe case, residents being able to light their drinking water on fire. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

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