Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on December 8, 2011
The Lattman Foundation Lecture Series presents "Los Zafiros" (The Sapphires), a mélange of archival footage, recordings and family-and-friend interviews of the 1960s Cuban Doo Wop and traditional Latin music group, followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Lorenzo Destefano. 7 p.m. 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.
Documentary "Green Bin Project" screens and tells the story of partners Jen and Grant spearheading the topic of waste production in the US directly by seeing who can produce the least landfill garbage in one year. Features interviews with artist Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Cap. Charles Moore. This documentary screens with short film "One Beach," directed by surf filmmaker Jason Baffa and produced by Farm League. The film profiles six passionate people working to help fix the global beach trash problem. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 for members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
"The Hedgehog" is inspired by New York Times bestseller "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. The film tells of Paloma, bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel. When Paloma’s camera reveals the secret library in Renée’s back room, Paloma begins to understand that there are friends to be found even among the coldest of people. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 15. 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.
OPERA IN CINEMA
Opera in Cinema presents Mozart’s "Don Giovanni," in which the ultimate bad boy meets his match in Anna Netrebko. "Don Giovanni" stars Peter Mattei as the philandering Don, with Bryn Terfel as his sidekick Leporello and the velvety voiced Ms. Netrebko as the much-abused Donna Anna. Broadcasted from the opening night at La Scala, with Daniel Barenboim at the podium. Noon. Additional screenings through Dec. 13. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $18-$22. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.