Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on May 17, 2012
Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb’s "This is not a Film" debuts in Miami and tells of Iranian director, Jafar Panahi, who received a 6-year prison sentence and a 20-year ban from filmmaking and conducting interviews with foreign press due to his open support of the opposition party in Iran’s 2009 election. The film was partly shot on an iPhone by Panahi’s close friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and smuggled into France in a flash drive hidden inside a cake for a last-minute screening at Cannes. Panahi is waiting for a decision on his appeal. From tending to a scene where someone is stealing an iguana to attempting to plot a film in his apartment, Panahi uses his situation to both defy authorities and create a work of art. In Persian with English subtitles. 7 p..m. Additional screenings through May 23. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
"The Fairy" tells of Dom, who works the night shift in a small hotel near the industrial seaport of Le Havre. One night, a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. Her name is Fiona and she tells Dom that she is a fairy who can grant him three wishes. Fiona makes two of his wishes come true and then mysteriously disappears. Dom, who has fallen in love, searches for her everywhere. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through May 20. 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.
"Natural Selection" tells of Linda White, a devoted Christian housewife, who leads a sheltered life in a suburb of Texas. Her world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her dying husband, Abe, has a 23-year-old illegitimate son named Raymond living in Florida. Linda grants Abe’s final wish and sets off on a journey to find Raymond and bring him back. Along the way, Linda’s bizarre relationship with Raymond teaches her more about herself than she ever imagined possible and forces her to come to terms with her troubled past. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through May 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. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Miami Jazz Society screens drama "Moolade" and documentary "Freedom Riders." The former tells of the circumcision practices on young women in an African village and the latter of civil rights activists known as "Freedom Riders.’ 6:15-8:30 p.m. Moolade. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Freedom Riders. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second Ave., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. 5-6 p.m. reception. Details: (305) 684-4564 or www.miamijazzosociety.com.
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