Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on August 2, 2012
DINNER & MOVIE
O Cinema hosts "OMG Dinner & A Movie," featuring "Queen of Versailles" and catering from "Harry’s Pizzeria." The film is directed by filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, winner of the US Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film. The story follows a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film begins with the family constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000-square-foot palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. 6-7 p.m. reception. 7 p.m. film. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $35 dinner and a movie. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.
Period film "Farewell, My Queen" chronicles the ardent affection toward Marie Antoinette by one of her ladies-in-waiting, who becomes torn between this love and the looming dangers she will have to endure at the queen’s side during the French Revolution. 4:05, 6:40 and 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 9. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $8 for MDC students and staff, seniors and Miami Film Society Members. $10 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.
"Whore’s Glory" is the third film in Michael Glawogger’s globalization trilogy, and an explicit exposé of global prostitution. This documentary follows sexuality, politics, human behavior and the effects of capital and religion on both women and men
from starkly different cultures. 7 p.m. Additional performances through Aug. 8. 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 panel discussion following the screening. 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.
"Trishna" is an update on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel "Tess of the D’ ubervilles." Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India’s largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father’s request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna’s affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss. Trishna looks at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between codes of urban and rural life. 9:30 p.m. Additional performances through Aug. 8. 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
British composer Benjamin Britten’s opera "Peter Grimes" tells the story of a man accused by his neighbors of committing unspeakable crimes, and how their actions ripple further and further. The score includes the "Four Sea Interludes," instrumental music between scenes that express the mystery and pain of this opera. Starring John Graham-Hall, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves and Felicity Palmer. Noon. 7 p.m. on Aug. 7. 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 $18. $22 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
Documentary "Gen Silent" addresses LGBT seniors and their potential need to deny their sexuality. For many LGBT elders the wrenching decision to enter a nursing home is just one of the problems they are facing. The screening is followed by a panel of local experts addressing the issues discussed in the film. 7 p.m. Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 573-6477 or (786) 586-4286 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Miami Jazz Society’s film series screens "Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" and "Putney Swope." Documentary "Black Power Mixtape" is composed of footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States. "Putney Swope" is a dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.," he replaces the regime of wealthy white advertising men with his militant brothers. However, the power that comes with its position takes its toll on Putney. 6:15-8:15 p.m. for "Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975." 8:30-10:10 p.m. for Putney Swope. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Cash bar available. Details: (305) 684-4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamijazzsociety.com.