Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on August 16, 2012
The Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts "Marilyn: 50 Years Later," a retrospective and exhibition, along with a screening of "Niagara." In the film, Marilyn is Rose Loomis, honeymooning with her husband George in the popular honeymoon location, Niagara Falls. So popular, in fact, that another couple checks into their room, and they find themselves soon entangled in more than that mess. In typical film noir fashion, betrayal leads to much more, and a master plan goes astray and gets complicated. 8-10:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members, $9 students and seniors, $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Julie Delpy directs and stars in "2 Days in New York," alongside actor Chris Rock. The film follows Delpy’s hyper anxious French photographer character and her hip black talk radio host beau Mingus. They live a relatively happily coupled life, each with children from previous relationships, in a lovely loft apartment, but when Delpy’s eccentric French family descends upon the pair unannounced, all hell breaks loose. What follows are two days of escalating mayhem and misunderstandings that include a delightfully unhinged father, a sexually frank but juvenile sister, and the sister’s boorish boyfriend. 5, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 23. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $6 children. $7 members. $9 seniors and students. $11 others. Details: (786) 385-9689 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gablescinema.com.
From director Fernando Meirelles of "City of God" and "The Constant Gardener" comes "360," an international drama about love and sin in modern times. The film begins in Vienna, weaving stories set in Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single narrative. A businessman tempted to be unfaithful to his wife sets into motion a series of events which ripple around the globe with dramatic consequences, set against the backdrop of international banking crisis, the domino-effect of the Arab Spring, the threat of global flu pandemics and Euro-Zone instability. 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 23. 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.
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. The film examines this artist’s artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai’s artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 19. 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.
"Abramovic: The Artist is Present" tells of performance artist Marina Abramovic. Using her own body as a vehicle, she has pushed herself beyond her physical and mental limits——and at times risking her life in the process——to create shocking performances. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 19. 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 Brazilian Film Festival presents "Heart of Samba," a musical documentary tells of the ensemble that brings life to the worldwide famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade. Focusing on the drums orchestra of Mangueira, the film unveils a tradition unknown by most people. Past and present combine to show the exuberant universe of musicality and passion that exists between samba school and its instruments. 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
OPERA IN CINEMA
"La Bayadere (a Temple Dancer)" tells the story of Nikiya and warrior Solor, who have sworn eternal fidelity to each other. The High Brahmin, however, is also in love with Nikiya. Madly jealous, the High Brahmin, in an effort to have Solor killed and Nikiya for himself, conspires against Solor. However, his plot shows that it is Nikiya who must die. Noon on Aug. 19. Additional screening on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $15 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
"Rock Brasília" screens as part of the Brazilian Film Festival." With archival footage, shot by Vladimir Carvalho since the late 80s, the documentary concludes a trilogy about the cultural and ideological construction of Brazil’s Federal Capital. It shows how music bands from Brasília — Legião Urbana, Capital Inicial, Plebe Rude — accomplished their dream of success. They belong to the first generation of children of intellectuals, diplomats and politicians who moved to the new capital. 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Documentary "Jorge Mautner: The Son of the Holocaust" screens as part of the Brazilian Film Festival. The film tells of visionary Jorge Mautner, who foresaw and made reality one of the most exuberant landscapes of Brazilian music and culture. Mautner is better understood after this film which, from a portrait of the artist as a young man, reveals all the complexity of this person: a musician, poet, pop star and philosopher of his generation. 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens documentary "Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years," focusing on Charlie Chaplin’s late years when he lived with his family in a village on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. In addition, the film claims to reveal the Swiss intelligence agency’s file on Chaplin. The film features numerous archive clips and new interviews with family members and various entertainment stars, including Petula Clark, who sings her Chaplin-written hit "This Is My Song" in his villa. Also screening, Chaplin’s last "silent’ film "Modern Times." The film is filled with sound effects, and was made when everyone else was making talkies. He turns against modern society, the machine age and progress. 6:15-8:15 p.m. "Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years." 8:30-10:30 p.m. "Modern Times." Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or email@example.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
Brazilian Film Festival documentary "A Long Journey" is the story of three brothers who reach adolescence in the late 1960s. The documentary’s drama storyline is guided by the younger sibling’s story, Heitor, who is sent to London by his family, worried that he would enter the struggle for freedom against the Brazilian dictatorship. In the nine years he has traveled around the world, Heitor has regularly written to his family. Against the interview and the letters, we have the off-screen comments of Heitor’s sister, Lucia Murat, director of the movie, who was a political prisoner during the Brazilian dictatorship years, and who has become a renowned artist, extensively traveling abroad, almost in a process contrary to that experienced by her brother. 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Brazilian Film Festival drama "My Country" tells of the broken relationship between brothers Marcos and Thiago. Marcos lives in Europe where he leads a life full of propriety. Thiago lives in Brazil and spends his time wasting his father’s money on nights, booze and women. After their father dies, they are faced with astonishing news: their father had another daughter, a mentally disturbed girl, who has lived in a private mental institute all her life. This new reality leads the brothers into new experiences, forcing them to confront totally new and unexpected situations, which lead to a new and important understanding between them. 9 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.