Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on August 25, 2011
O Cinema hosts an encore presentation of the 23 original short films screened at this year’s Borscht Film Festival. Featuring films by Independent Spirit Award nominee Barry Jenkins, Waverly Films, Jillian Mayer, Fro Rojas, Franco Parente and more. Also featuring the acting of Josie Loren, Uncle Luke and several of the dogs from the film "Marley and Me." O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $10. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.
Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater presents "Yojimbo (The Bodyguard)" as part of its "Cinema Icons" classic film series. Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s dark comedy tells of a samurai using a gang war to his advantage in order to save his terror-stricken village. Japanese with English subtitles. 4 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 Miami Dade College students and faculty, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $8 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.
"The Breakfast Club" screens as part of a "Flickin’ Summer Movies" series at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. The 1985 comedy by John Hughes features five high school students and their bonding during detention. Happy hour specials before film and retro classic music after. 6 p.m. happy hour. 7 p.m. film. Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St., Miami. $10. Details: www.gusmancenter.org.
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 set drinking water afire. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
The documentary "Dressed" tells of self-taught fashion designer Nary Manivong and his ascent into New York Fashion Week despite his childhood homelessness and ensuing hardships. 8 p.m. Additional showings through Aug. 28. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7.50 members. $9 students or seniors. $10.50 others. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.
Comedian and television host Conan O’Brien’s career came to a halt when he was ousted from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show after having been with the network for two decades. In "Conan Can’t Stop," insight is given to his decision to go on an improvisational comedy road tour during the six months he was contractually banned from appearing on television, radio or the internet. 7 p.m. Additional showings through Aug. 28. 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.
VORTEX OF VIOLENCE
Sociopolitical documentary "The Interrupters" pits the anti-violence efforts of "CeaseFire" activist organization in inner-city Chicago against those individuals and groups committing the violence. 9 p.m. Additional showings through Aug. 28. 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.
Aptly named "Tabloid" documents the media frenzy over the story of Joyce McKinney and the 1977 "Case of the Manacled Mormon." Upon falling in love with a man, Ms. McKinney flies to England after him, kidnaps him from a Mormon gathering and keeps him for three days in the name of love. 7 p.m. Additional showings through Aug. 30. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
"Optic Nerve XIII" annual short film festival honors the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 15th anniversary. Showcases short films and videos by local and for the first time, national artists as well to encourage new connections and contexts for participating artists. 7 and 9 p.m. screenings. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Members free. $5 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Caribbean natives are discussed in "Full Circle: A Taino Story" and "The Lost Taino Tribe." The encounter between the Bahamian Lucayan-Taino tribe and European explorers is recreated in the former and the latter delves into the issue of Caribbean identity and the resurgence of Taino traditions in modern society. Both filmmakers will be in attendance and available for a question-and-answer session following the screenings. 6-7:30 p.m. screenings. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $10. Details: www.crystalparrot.org.
Miami Beach Cinematheque’s "Retrospective: The Discreet Charm of Luis Buñuel" ventures into two daring, surrealist films that Mr. Buñuel and Salvador Dalí collaborated in: "Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog)" and "L’Age D’Or," the former a short film infamous for a scene of a razor blade slicing an eyeball and composed of dreams shared by both artists and the latter myriad dreams, political partisans and Freudian psychology. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10 members. $11 students and seniors. $12 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.