MOMENTS OF INSANITY
The Miami Short Film Festival screens 10 short films for their "Moments of Insanity" category reflecting the strange and often regrettable experiences in life. Films include "The Birds Upstairs," "The Mirror," "Like You Wanna Be/Board of Governors," "Sang Froid," "Profile," "A Voo Do Aversruz," "Sis," "Last Resort/Ultimo Recurso," "Bully Under my Skin" and "Dame Factory." 7:30-9:30 p.m. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $12. Details: www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.
MOMENTS OF ECSTASY
The Miami Short Film Festival screens eight short films featuring ecstatic moments in life in "The Extasy of Life." Films include "Achantè," "Sleeping with Frank," "Split Screen: A Love Story," "Luna," "A Finger, Two Dots, Than Me," "Just Got my Passport/Llegó mi Pasaporte," "My Sasha" and "Worlds Apart." 9:30-11:30 p.m. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $12. Details: www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.
In Aki Kaurismäki's "The Man Without a Past," a man who's traveled to Helsinki in search of work gets mugged, loses his memory and is forced to start his life anew. Along the way, he finds love with a woman and discovers values he had never known. In Finnish with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or email@example.com or www.mbcinema.com.
The Bill Cosford Cinema's "Lattman Lecture Film Series" presents "Melancholia" followed by an audience discussion. Directed by Lars von Trier, the film follows two sisters with an already strained relationship who are challenged by an impending disaster when a mysterious planet is set to collide with earth. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Nov. 20. 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.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" screens as the second of two full-length parts. In the finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. Harry Potter takes on Lord Voldemort in this climactic showdown. 10 p.m. 8 p.m. on Nov. 20. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $5. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Miami Short Film Festival screens films for categories "The Golden Years" and "Heroes" featuring short films from around the world depicting the golden years of senility and the different shapes and sizes of heroes, respectively. 7:30-9:30 for "The Golden Years" screenings. 9:30-11:30 p.m. for "Heroes" screenings. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $12. Details: www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.
The Miami Short Film Festival screens 10 local short films in "I'm Not Gonna Move to LA," each featuring reasons why local Miami filmmakers can make it in the film industry locally without having to live in cinema capital of Los Angeles. With special guest Fernando Perdomo from Forward Motion Pictures. Noon-3 p.m. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7. Details: www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.
The School of Communication's Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies presents Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller, "Marnie." The film tells of Marnie, a thief who uses her charms to gain the confidence of her employers, robs them, and then changes her identity. But Marnie target the wrong man in publishing mogul Mark Rutland, who is so intrigued by the beautiful and damaged thief that he becomes obsessed with trapping her and breaking her down. Following the film screening is "Marnie Re-visited," a discussion with Hitchcock scholars Murray Pomerance, of Ryerson University and William Rothman, of the University of Miami. 2 p.m. screening. 4:30 p.m. discussion. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
OPERA IN CINEMA
"Otello" the ultimate story of love, lust, lies and revenge by Verdi is featured on the big screen. This production from the Salzburg Festival is directed by Stephen Langridge with Riccardo Muti conducting. Noon. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $18-$22. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.