Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on December 13, 2012
In 1927 comedy "College," Buster Keaton stars as Ronald, an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College searching for higher learning, but instead finds himself in athletics as he fights for the heart of Mary (Anne Cornwall). 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.
Luis Buñuel’s "Tristana" tells of an orphaned young woman that becomes the ward of a nobleman who seduces her. She then leaves him for an artist, but returns to her aging benefactor and calculatingly hastens his demise. Filmed in Toledo, Spain, it was released after protracted skirmishes with censors in Generalissimo Franco’s government. Restored by Cohen Film Collection in conjunction with Filmoteca Española, Madrid to its original glory not seen since its original release in 1970. 6:30 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 20. 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.
BRAZILIAN BAD BOY
"Heleno" depicts the life of gifted athlete Brazilian-born Heleno de Freitas, who conquered the soccer world in the 1940s. As his fame and fortune grew, his passion for a decadent life of women and nightclubs threatened his career. The biographical drama stars Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro as Heleno and Madrid-based Angie Cepeda, and is based on a book by Marcos Eduardo Neves. In Portuguese with English subtitles. 4:05 and 6:30 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 20. 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.
"A Royal Affair" centers on the love triangle between the insane Danish King Christian VII, Struensee, the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism, and Queen Caroline Mathilda , the young but strong monarch. The film is further a tale of brave idealists risking everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. 6:45 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 17. . 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.
"Fitzgerald Family Christmas" is the story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago. Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, the holidays bring a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges. 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 16. 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 Bolshoi Ballet’s production of "The Nutcracker" screens. A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a battle with the Mouse King, a guiding angel, and a visit to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets all come to life in The Nutcracker. The ballet draws on all the imagination and fantasy of ETA Hoffmann’s story of Christmas Eve, when young Clara searches for presents, but finds herself instead at the start of a night of magical adventures. 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 9. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $10 children. $15 others. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens "Hugo" and "War Horse." "Hugo" tells of the adventures of an orphan boy living in a 1930s Paris train station. "War Horse" tells the story of Joey, a beloved horse who sees the horrors of WWI. 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.