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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on February 23, 2012

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Friday 2/24

CLASS WAR

   New Wave cinema director Jean-Luc Godard’s "Weekend" follows an upper-middle-class couple on a weekend road trip to claim an inheritance. On their way through the country they encounter revolutionaries, workers, Emily Bronte, cannibals, and even, possibly, God. The film’s examination of class conflict also anticipated the near revolution of May ’68 in Paris. In French with English subtitles. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 26. 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.

BATTLING SICKNESS

   The French submission for the 2012 Academy Awards, "Declaration of War," follows Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront the ordeal together as a form of warfare. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 26. 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.

IN ANATOLIA

   Winner of the 2011 Grand Prix at Cannes, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan tells of a group of men — including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect — searching for a corpse, the victim of a murder. The suspect can’t remember where he buried the body. As the night draws on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators’ own secrets and hypocrisies come to light. In Turkish with English subtitles. 9:05 p.m. Additional screenings through March 1. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 for MDC students, staff, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $8 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu.

THE ROUNDUP

   Historical epic "La Rafle (The Roundup)" makes its South Florida premiere, starring Mélanie Laurent and Jean Reno. On July 16, 1942, Hitler demanded the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains for concentration camps in the East. The film recreates the terror of this event, in which 13,000 Jews were rounded up in Paris. In French, German and Yiddish with English subtitles. 3:25 p.m. Additional screenings through March 1. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 for MDC students, staff, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $8 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu.

TIMES OF PEACE

   The Tower Theater’s Cinema Italia series presents a single-night screening of "We All Loved Each Other so Much" by Italian director Ettore Scola. Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The film tells the story of their affections for the same woman, and how they cope with life’s disillusionments. Italian with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free with $3 suggested donation. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu.

Saturday 2/25

50/50

   Inspired by a true story, "50/50" is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. 10 p.m. Additional screening on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $5 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Sunday 2/26

BALLET IN CINEMA

   1870 ballet "Coppelia" involves a doll come to life, love triangles, illusions and doubles in a masterful choreography. Noon. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $15 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Thursday 3/1

OPERA ON FILM

   The City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks presents "Five Nights at the Opera," featuring five free screenings of popular opera films on the outside stage at the New World Center. The series begins with "Carmen," directed by Francesco Rosi, featuring Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes. 7:30 p.m. New World Center at SoundScape, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 673-7577 or www.mbculture.com.

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