Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on November 15, 2012
DANCE ON FILM
Tigertail presents "Talk Talk Talk Dance Dance Dance," a workshop for those interested in dance on film, as well as a screening of current films by Gabri Christa, a NYC-based choreographer and filmmaker. 7 p.m. Inkub8, 2021 NW First Place, Miami. $5. Details: (305) 324-4337 or www.tigertail.org.
In coming-of-age drama "Captains of the Sand," rogue Brazilian street kids are forced to join together to survive in the 1950s. Following a series of petty thefts and high-risk mansion robberies, the "boys-only" gang learns about love when an orphan girl joins their group. 6:40 p.m. Additional screenings through Nov. 22. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 MDC students and faculty, seniors and Miami Film Society Members. $8 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.towertheatermiami.com.
"Wuthering Heights," film adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel, is an epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years. The film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer. Living in his new home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of the farmer’s son, Hindley. 8 p.m. Additional screenings through Nov. 18. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $7 seniors, UM alumni, faculty, students and staff. $9 others. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" tells of Peter Parker — outcast teen who was abandoned by his parents as a boy — leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter struggles to find his identity. As he discovers a mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man collides with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter makes life-altering choices to use his powers and become a hero. 10 p.m. Nov. 17. 8 p.m. on Nov. 18. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $5 others. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
BALLET IN CINEMA
Romantic ballet "Swan Lake," set to Tchaikovsky’s haunting music, tells of prima ballerina Zenaida Yanowsky’s descent from purity to evil. Performed by the Royal Ballet in London. Noon. 7 p.m. on Nov. 20. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $18 others. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens music documentary "Chops" and romantic drama "Yentl." "Chops" documents a high school jazz ensemble in Jacksonville competing in the Essentially Ellington Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City against other top-tier high school jazz ensembles. "Yentl" is the dramatization of "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story tells of Yentl Mendel, a boyish Polish daughter and only child of long-widowed Rebbe Mendel. When her father dies, Yentl is all alone in the world. She decides to leave her town and pass as a boy to be able to study her religion. 5-6 p.m. reception/cash bar. 6:15 p.m. films begin. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or email@example.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.