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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on February 2, 2012

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Thursday 2/2

PUZZLED PAST

   "Granito" is part documentary and part police procedural examining the turbulent history of Guatemala, including the 1982 genocidal "Scorched Earth" campaign which exterminated 200,000 Mayans, and how that tragic past has shaped the nation’s present and future. The film features modern-day heroes, whose destinies collide and are connected by the Guatemala of 1982 as they sift for clues buried in archives, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death today.

   Filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis will be present at the screening for a post-film question and answer session as part of the Kenneth Lattman Foundation Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 5. 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. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

LAST SUMMIT

   "La Ultima Cima (The Last Summit)" tells of Spanish priest Pablo Dominguez and the profound changes he made in the lives of the people who knew him. 8 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 5. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7.50 for members. $9 students and seniors. $10.50 others. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.

Friday 2/3

CITY DARK

   Filmmaker and amateur astronomer Ian Cheney chronicles darkness in order to pose questions about how light pollution affects our planet in "The City Dark." In six chapters, cutting-edge science and personal, meditative sequences reflect on the human relationship to the sky. 10 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 5. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7.50 for members. $9 students and seniors. $10.50 others. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.

BITTER CONQUEST

   "The Conquest" chronicles French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s rise to power and the emotional and psychological stakes involving the conquest of power. On the day Mr. Sarkozy conquered his ultimate ambition and became president, his wife walked out on him for another man.7 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 5. 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. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Saturday 2/4

VIRAL VICIOUSNESS

   "Contagion" follows a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the spreading panic. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. 10 p.m. 8 p.m. Feb 5. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $5 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Sunday 2/5

BALLET IN CINEMA

   The Bolshoi Ballet brings the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" to the stage. Starring Svetlana Zakharova as Sleeping Beauty and David Hallberg as the Prince, this new production has the magic and romance of the source material with the added beauty of dance. Noon. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $15 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

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