THE ROAD AHEAD
Argentinean Film "Las Acacias" tells of a reclusive middle-aged truck driver who must transport a woman he doesn't know from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The woman is not alone; she carries an eight-month-old baby. There are 1,000 miles ahead, and a lot of mistrust to overcome. In Spanish with English subtitles. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Sept. 13. 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.
FOREVER IN LOVE
"Celeste and Jesse Forever" tells of Celeste, owner of her own media consulting firm, and her husband Jesse—unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go. 4:30 and 6:50 p.m. Additional screenings through Sept. 13. 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.
British supernatural thriller "The Awakening" is set in London in 1921. Florence Cathcart has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her fiancé, she is approached by Robert Mallory to investigate the death of a student at the all-boys boarding school where he teaches. When students at the school report sightings of the young boy's ghost, she decides to take on the case. Initially, the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a schoolboy prank, but as Florence continues to investigate events at the school, she begins to believe that her reliance on science may not be enough to explain the strange phenomenon going on around her. 4:25 and 9:10 p.m. Additional screenings through Sept. 13. 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.
O Cinema hosts "OMG! Dinner & A Movie," screening documentary "The Imposter" and serving a traditional Italian-style dinner catered by Harry's Pizzeria. The film tells of a 13-year-old boy disappearance in 1994 from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive; in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this true story takes an even stranger turn. 6-7 p.m. reception. 7 p.m. film and dinner. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $35 dinner and movie. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens "Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony," telling of the relationship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Both women fought for women's suffrage and basic rights. They were nearly total opposites in their personalities and attributes, yet complemented each other's strengths. Stanton was a gifted writer and radical thinker, full of fervor and radical ideas but pinned down by her responsibilities as wife and mother; while Anthony, a tireless and single-minded tactician, was eager for action. 6:15 p.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamijazzsociety.com.
Brickell World Plaza's "Movies on the Plaza" film series hosts an outside screening of "The Vow," starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. The film is based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. 8 p.m. Brickell World Plaza, 600 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 384-7170 or www.brickellworldplaza.com.