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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on October 4, 2012

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Friday 10/5

MEXICAN DEBUT

   "The Cinema Hold-Up" from Mexican filmmaker Iria Gomez Concheriro awed the Sundance Film Festival this year. Negus, Chale, Sapo and Chata are teenagers who grew up in the same rundown district of Mexico City. They spend their days listening to hip-hop, smoking and fantasizing about girls. One day they decide to rob a movie theater, jeopardizing their friendship. 7 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $7 staff. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 3657 or clane@miami.edu or www.cosfordcinema.com.

STARS IN SHORTS

   "Stars in Shorts" features a roster of notable actors and actresses in Oscar-nominated short films. Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in "Friend Request Pending." Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in "Steve." In musical short "Not Your Time," Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope. 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 7. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $7 staff. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 3657 or clane@miami.edu or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Tuesday 10/9

FREE FILMS

   The Miami Jazz Society Film Series screens Western "Once Upon A Time" and drama "Castle Keep." "Once Upon a Time" tells of Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered. The prime suspect, coffee-lover Cheyenne, befriends her and offers to go after the real killer, assassin gang leader Frank. "Castle Keep" tells of a squad of Americans in an isolated castle hoping to defend it against the advancing Germans in the Battle of the Bulge. 6:15 films begin. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or miamijazzsociety@gmail.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

EMPIRE OF PASSION

   "Empire of Passion," set in a Japanese village at the end of the 19th century, details the emotional and physical downfall of a married woman and her younger lover following their decision to murder her husband. 7:30 p.m. In Japanese with English subtitles. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $5 others. Details: (305) 284- 3657 or clane@miami.edu or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Thursday 10/11

CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD

   "A Hole in the Head" features Frank Sinatra as a widower struggling to hold onto his small Miami Beach hotel as he is overtaken by luxury towers such as the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc. Presented by the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies at UM as part of "Screening Miami: Film Projections of South Florida over Time," a new film and discussion series exploring the movie image of Miami from the 1940s through present day. Special introduction by film scholar and writer Gaspar Gonzalez. 7 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284- 3657 or clane@miami.edu or www.cosfordcinema.com.

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