Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on May 24, 2012
"Keyhole" makes its Miami premiere. Canadian cult film director Guy Maddin’s latest film tells of gangster and father Ulysses Pick, whose gang waits for him inside his house, having shot their way past police. Ulysses is only focused on going through the house, room-by-room, in search of his wife, Hyacinth. The equilibrium of the house has been disturbed and his odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the ghostly nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through May 30. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
"Last Day on Earth" tells of a couple in love; she’s a painter and he’s a successful actor. Their days are normal until earth’s impending looms before them, and the rest of the world. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through May 27. 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.
OPERA IN CINEMA
Mozart premiered "The Abuction of Seraglio" while a craze for all things Turkish, especially Turkish-style music, swept Western Europe. Constanze, a noble Spanish lady, her English servant Blondchen, and Pedrillo, the servant of Constanze’s fiancé Belmonte, have been abducted by Moorish pirates and handed over to the Pasha Selim. Selim soon falls in love with Constanze, while Osmin, their cruel jailer, attempts to woo Blondchen. Building to a tense climax, this is a story of love and danger. Noon. Additional screening May 29 at 7 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. Seniors, UM Alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff $18. $22 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Turkish Film Festival is a three-day festival featuring six diverse Turkish films. At the end of three-day event, a traditional Turkish party is also held. Times vary. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 433-5848 or www.miamiturkishfilmfestival.com.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens "All About Eve" and "African Queen." "All About Eve" is a story of ambition and betrayal told through the main character, an aspiring actress. "African Queen" is set in a colony in German eastern Africa and tells of a family willing to do their bit for the British war effort. 6:15-8:30 p.m. "All About Eve." 8:30-10:30 p.m. "African Queen." Miami Tower, 100 SE Second Ave., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. 5-6 p.m. reception. Details: (305) 684-4564 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
ART ON FILM
The Bass Museum of Art hosts "Art on Film" as part of its Art Club for Adults program. Screening this week is "The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance- Documentary," about the Florentine banking family and the artists they supported, including Botticelli and Michelangelo. 1 p.m. Bass Musuem of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free for Miami Beach residents, members and basspass holders. $8 others. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
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