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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on June 21, 2012

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Friday 6/22

FREUDIAN ADVICE

   "Mahler on the Couch (Mahler auf der Couch)" tells of Gustav Mahler, who snatched Alma under the noses of Vienna’s artistic elite. However, 10 years of marriage and the death of one child have exacerbated the strains caused by the 19-year gap in their ages, and Mahler’s refusal to allow Alma to write music. While staying at a spa resort, Alma falls in love with Bauhaus founder architect Walter Gropius, five years her junior. Tormented, Mahler seeks advice from Sigmund Freud. 6:40 and 9:05 p.m. Additional screenings through June 28. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 seniors, Miami Film Society members and students. $8 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/tower.

CUNNING CHARM

   Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci star in "Bel Ami," an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel about a man who uses women to elevate his station in belle époque Paris. After two years of military service in North Africa, ex-sergeant Georges Duroy is now living in poverty in Paris. He mercilessly exploits influential comrades-in-arms and wealthy women to work his way up the social ladder and into chic urbane circles. 4:05 and 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through June 28. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 seniors, Miami Film Society members and students. $8 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/tower.

TRADING DREAMS

   Comedy "Bread and Chocolate (Pane e Cioccolata)" tells of an Italian expatriate who lives and works in Switzerland, taking on an endless string of menial jobs in hopes that he can one day afford to send for his wife and children. His plans are altered when his work permit gets revoked, and he refuses to return home, choosing instead to sneak back into the country and live with a beautiful recluse woman. 6:30 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 seniors, Miami Film Society members and students. $8 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/tower.

TAKE AWAY

   "Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino)" is a comedy about the meeting between Jun, a Chinese man who has just landed in Argentina and doesn’t speak a word of Spanish, and Roberto, a cranky loner who collects absurd newspaper articles and is forced to help him in an unexpected encounter at the airport. Jun doesn’t speak a word in Spanish, but has an address tattooed on one of his arms. Roberto heads to the site with Jun only to realize that the place has been sold some years ago by Jun’s uncle without leaving any traces. Any attempt to seek a way out of this absurd situation fails. He discovers that Jun is the unfortunate protagonist of one of the stories meticulously kept in one of his albums, and Roberto’s life will totally change. 4:15 p.m. Additional screenings through June 28. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 seniors, Miami Film Society members and students. $8 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/tower.

FAMILY BONDS

   "In the Family" is set in the town of Martin, Tennessee; Chip Hines, a precocious 6-year-old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to cope. Just as they begin to, Cody’s will reveals that he named his sister as Chip’s guardian. The years of Joey’s acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and closer to his son. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through June 28. 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.

Sunday 6/24

OPERA IN CINEMA

   Giussepe Verdi’s music brings Shakespeare’s drama "Macbeth" to life on the stage of the Royal Opera House. Macbeth stars British baritone Simon Keenlyside as the titular tormented ruler of Scotland, and a tale of power and corruption. Conducted by Antonio Pappano. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Starring Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto and Liudmyla Monastyrska. Noon. 7 p.m. June 26. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $22 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Tuesday 6/26

LITTLE DORRIT

   The Miami Jazz Society screens the seventh and eighth 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.

Thursday 6/28

THE DANCER

   "The Dancer and The Thief (El Baile de la Victoria)" tells of Vergara Gray, who upon his release from prison under Chile’s new general amnesty program, plans to live a quiet life with his family; until he gets caught up in the schemes of fellow ex-con Angel Santiago. As Angel’s plans for revenge on the system take shape, the crooks have a life-changing encounter with a lovely young dancer. 6:20 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 seniors, Miami Film Society members and students. $8 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/tower.

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