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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on September 1, 2011

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Friday 9/2

DANCE DOCUMENTARIES

   Documentaries "There is a Place" and "Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ile Aiye" premiere as part of the Miami Hispanic Ballet Dance Film series. The former chronicles the work of Tibetan dancer-choreographer Sang JiJia, who traveled to Scotland to make a seven-minute dance film. The latter tells of three women competing for carnival queen of "Ilê Aiyê," a controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. 5-6:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

"POINT BLANK"

   French thriller "Point Blank" tells of Samuel, whose pregnant wife is kidnapped before his eyes. As he rushes to rescue her, he finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Sept. 8. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $8 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (786) 385-9689 or info@gablescinema.com or www.gablescinema.com.

NOUVELLE VAGUE

   "Two in the Wave" documents the work of cinema daredevils and French New Wave pioneers Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. Footage of both men coupled with scenes from some of their best films chronicle their impact upon traditional rules of filmmaking and their friendship’s falling out. 8:40 p.m. Additional screenings through Sept. 4. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

"HESHER"

   Joseph-Gordon Levitt stars as the unruly, reckless widowed man in "Hesher," who torments and later inspires the family that has taken him in after his loss. 9 p.m. Additional showings through Sept. 4. 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 9/3

GOLDEN SILHOUETTE

   French ballerina Claude Bessy narrates a documentary about her dancing career and her dance lessons and performances at the Paris Opera Ballet in "Claude Bessy: Traces of Life" as part of the Miami Hispanic Ballet Dance Film series. 5 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.

RAW POTENTIAL

   "Limitless" tells of aspiring author Eddie Morra, who suffers from writer’s block until he’s introduced to "NZT," a new pharmaceutical that allows human beings to use the brain’s full potential. Mr. Morra’s ensuing success on Wall Street attracts the attention not only of the financial district but of drug lords, the police and junkies while he tries to make his supply of "NZT" last long enough to outwit his enemies. 10 p.m. Additional screening on Sept. 4. 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.

Sunday 9/4

FILM FESTIVAL

   The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival kicks off with German vampire film "We are the Night" ("Wir Sind Die Nacht"). The film tells of a provocative gang of female vampires who make their own rules and have multiple victims and was a multi-award winner at the 61st Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards) held in Berlin. 8-9 p.m. cocktail reception. 9-10:30 p.m. film screening. 11 p.m. after party. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. $20 for cocktail reception, screening and after party. $10 after party only. Details: (877) 484-8499 or www.mglff.com.

EMPOWERING MOVEMENT

   Documentary "Dancing Dreams" chronicles the rehearsals of a group of high school students for one of German choreographer Pina Bausch’s pieces entitled "Kontakthof (Comfort Zone.)" The film contains the last on-camera interview with Ms. Bausch, who died in June 2009. 5 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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