Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on May 31, 2012
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 Museum 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.
MDC’s Tower Theater presents six screenings of Spanish-Cuban documentary "Baracoa, Where Cuba Began (Baracoa, 500 Años Después)," directed by Mauricio Vicent Mulet. Vincent, a 20-year Cuba correspondent for Spain’s "El País" before the Cuban government let him go, returns to Baracoa, where he hoped to capture daily life by living and dreaming amidst the palpable necessities, without stressing the political rhetoric seen in similar works. 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through June 7. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6 Tower Theater patrons. $7 MDC students and staff, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $8 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/tower.
"Boy" is a comical coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and
Michael Jackson. Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality, his father is in jail for theft. When Alamein
returns home after 7 years, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had in mind. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through June 3. 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 Day he Arrives" tells of a film director who no longer makes films, Seongjun, arriving in Seoul to meet a close friend. When the friend doesn’t show up, Seongjun wanders the city aimlessly. He runs into an actress he used to know, shares a drink with some film students and, against his better judgment, heads to his ex-girlfriend’s
apartment. The next day goes very much like the last; except he falls for woman who looks remarkably like his ex-girlfriend. Each new day plays out like a flimsy copy of the previous one, but only Seongjun knows why. 7 p.m. In Korean with English subtitles. Additional screenings through June 3. 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.
"Little Dorrit" is a 1988 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name. The film was released in two parts and tells of Arthur Clennam returning to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. He becomes involved in the problems of his mother’s seamstress, Amy Dorrit, and of her father, who resides in the Marshalsea debtors’ prison. Pursuing their cause, Arthur comes across a successful business opportunity and also gains a number of new acquaintances, while his and Amy’s paths continue to cross. However, a reversal of fortune lays him low. 6:15-10:30 p.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second Ave., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 864-4564 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
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