DEATH IN VENICE
Italian director Luchino Visconti's film "Death in Venice" is an adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella by the same name. Dirk Bogarde plays the central character, an artist whose search for purity and beauty leads him to Venice, where his infatuation with a young boy's beauty robs the man of his dignity. In English and Italian with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or email@example.com or www.mbcinema.com.
BEYOND THE BEAUTY
"Urban Stories" is a contemporary drama that follows several immigrants of different nationalities as they adapt to life in Miami. The stories take place in a gritty, modern landscape, where people arrive in search of a better life and economic conditions, hoping to achieve the American dream. All of them are quickly immersed in an urban space that appears to be beautiful and full of opportunitie, while also being filled with obstacles and drama. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. 9 p.m. Additional screening on June 16 at 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mbcinema.com.
In "Goodbye, First Love," 15-year-old Camille is a serious, intensely focused girl who has fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan, an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. She is devastated when he leaves her to travel through South America. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully-formed woman, with new interests and a new love and the possibility that she'll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. In French with English subtitles. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through June 17. 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.
From Isareli director Avi Nesher, "The Matchmaker" is a coming of age story telling of Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, who gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, comical and moving ways as he lives through a summer. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through June 17. 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.
Joseph Birdman Astor invites viewers to discover the secret world above Carnegie Hall in documentary "Lost Bohemia." For over 100 years, some of the most significant 20th century artists and performers have lived and worked in the 165 landmark Studios atop Carnegie Hall, including Marilyn Monroe, Isadora Duncan, Marlon Brando, George Balanchine and Bill Cunningham. In 2001, the Carnegie Hall Corporation began to evict the artists (some in residence for over 40 years), destroy the studios and convert the spaces into offices. Alarmed by the situation, photographer Josef Astor, a resident of the Carnegie Hall Studios for over 20 years, began to film his neighboring artists, the ballet school, drama classes, dancers, singing teachers, photographers, sculptors, painters and writers. 5 p.m. Additional screenings through June 19. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or email@example.com or www.mbcinema.com.
The Miami Jazz Society screens the fifth and sixth parts of "Little Dorrit," 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) 684-4564 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.