In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Miami Dade College hosts modernist Colombian painter Daniel Bottero for a special screening of a new documentary, "The Love of the Poet," which depicts his life and artwork. Features interviews with Bottero and scenes of him painting some of his most popular pieces. Only about 20 minutes will be shown, followed by a question-and-answer segment with Mr. Bottero. 10 a.m. Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St., room k-413, Kendall. Free. Details: www.mdc.edu or www.botterodaniel.com.
"Love Crime" tells of Christine, a powerful executive who brings on a naive young assistant, Isabelle. She delights in toying with her naiveté and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning — and the ground is set for all-out war. 9:30 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 9. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $7 seniors, UM faculty and students. $9 others. Details 305-284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
PAIR OF THREE
Tom Tykwer, German director of "Run Lola Run," releases "3 (Three)," a film about a complicated love triangle between a couple, Hannah and Simon, and their love for Adam. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 9. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $7 seniors, UM faculty and students. $9 others. Details 305-284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
WHEN IN BANGKOK
In "The Hangover Part II", Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the wild bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. 10 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 9. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $5. Details 305-284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
OPERA IN CINEMA
"Manon" is Massenet's 1884 popular French opera. Based on "L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut" by the Abbé Prévost, it follows the original more closely than most other operas on the same topic. It tells the tale of two adolescents — an attractive young girl on her way to a convent and a provincial nobleman who has fallen madly in love with her — who elope to Paris. There life's harsh realities uncover their true characters. Noon. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $18-$22. Details 305-284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
SAVE THE SHARKS
"This is Your Ocean: Sharks" narrated by oceanographer Sylvia Earle focuses on the global plight of sharks and their critical role in maintaining the health and balance of the ocean. Features artists Guy Harvey and Wyland, and shark expert Jim Abernethy. Eight-year-old Oceana Ocean Hero Sophi Bromenshenkel, a dedicated shark advocate, and marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey will be painting together live during the reception. 5:30 p.m. reception. 6:30 p.m. screening. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami
1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $10 students. $20 others. $2,000 for a reserved seat and "Adopt-A-Shark" VIP dinner. Details: (305) 421-4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cosfordcinema.com.
"Cuban America," a documentary film by African-born filmmaker Adelin Gasana, explores the Cuban-American story as a concentrated exile group's impact on transforming Miami into a metropolitan community. Film followed by a discussion with the director and some of its subjects. 6 p.m. Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.