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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on August 23, 2012

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Thursday 8/23

NEW UNDERSTANDINGS

   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.

Friday 8/24

SAVING ACT

   "Sound and Fury (Som e Fúris)" screens as part of the Brazilian Film Festival. A theatre company experiences a financial crisis after a mediocre opening night of Midsummer Night’s Dream. To make matters worse, the director of the company dies after a discussion with former number one actor in the company, Dante Viana, now director of Alternative Theater. Dante seems to have gone crazy after a spectacular performance as Hamlet, when he still worked at the company. Yet, he is given the task of bringing back the audience which was lost by the former administration. But Dante’s biggest challenge will be to try to transform a 7 o’clock soap-opera actor into the company’s new Hamlet, in case he survives the ghosts that haunt the theater and harass his life. 9 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.

AMERICAN DREAM

   Documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero" is narrated by John Leguizamo produced by Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. The film chronicles the world of Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel and Jean Carlos are two of the top prospects and they are both about to turn 16, which means they can be signed to a smaller team and ultimately move up to the majors. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 26. 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.

NEVER SORRY

   "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. The film examines his 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. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 26. 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.

LOOKING FOR LOVE

   "Teddy Bear" tells of 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis, who wants to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany. Dennis has never been out traveling before and the hectic Thailand is a huge cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis’ naive picture of what love should be like, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets Toi. 3:30 and 9:10 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 30. 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.

ITALIAN CINEMA

   Cinema Italia series presents "The 1,000 Euros Generation," a comedy from Italian director Massimo Venier observing the events that befall Matteo, a 30-year-old college graduate with a mathematics degree. Equipped with a position in the marketing department of a telecommunications firm, he suddenly learns that the outfit is getting ready to cut back on personnel. 6:30 p.m. 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.

PRICE OF MONEY

   Swedish thriller "Easy Money" is based on the international best-selling novel "Snabba Cash" by Jens Lapidus. Lower-class business student JW falls in love with a sexy heiress while living a double life mingling with Stockholm’s wealthy elite. To keep up the façade of his lifestyle, he’s lured into a world of crime. Jorge is a fugitive on the run from both the police and Serbian mafia. He hopes that brokering a massive cocaine deal will allow him to escape. Mafia enforcer Mrado is on the hunt for Jorge, but his efforts are complicated when he’s unexpectedly saddled with caring for his young daughter. As JW ventures into the world of organized crime, the fate of all three men becomes entangled and ends with a struggle for life and death. 3:20, 6:10 and 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 30. 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.

Saturday 8/25

ARTIST IS PRESENT

   "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. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Aug. 26. 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.

Monday 8/27

ENERGY FUTURE

   "Switch" features energy visionary Scott Tinker exploring the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to bio-fuels, many highly restricted and claiming to have never before seen on film. He gets straight answers from the people driving energy today, international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he claims to cut through the confusion to discover a path to our future. 8 p.m. 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.

Tuesday 8/28

FREE FILMS

   The Miami Jazz Society film series presents "The Red Balloon" and "Muppets from Space." "The Red Balloon" tells of a Parisian schoolboy who befriends a red balloon, with the balloon following him around like a pet. The balloon is safe until it falls into the hands of a gang of boys. Magically, other balloons of all sizes descend on the boy and together lift him into the sky. "Muppets from Space" tells of Gonzo, who is determined that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by a secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. 6:15-8:15 p.m. "The Red Balloon." 8:30-10:30 p.m. "Muppets from Space." Miami Tower, 100 Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or miamijazzsociety@gmail.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

Thursday 8/30

50S MUSICAL

   "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" screens as part of a "Marilyn: 50 Years Later" retrospective. Two girls, Loreli Lee and Dorothy Shaw, work and gold-dig a cruise ship on their way to Paris. The result, aided by miles of campy and risqué double entendres and legendary routines like "Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend," have made this film an all-time loved musical. 8 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.

RED HOOK

   Spike Lee directs "Red Hook Summer," telling the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster—until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined. 7 and 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Sept. 2. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $10.50. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.

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