Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on December 20, 2012
De la Cruz Collection screens "Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry," with director Alison Klayman in attendance for a question and answer session following the film. The film tells the story of Ai Weiwei, Chinese contemporary artist and outspoken domestic critic. 6:30 p.m. dim sum and refreshments served. 7:30 p.m. screening. De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, 23 NE 41st St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 576-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.delacruzcollection.org.
"Steamboat Bill, Jr." features Buster Keaton as William Canfield, Jr., a
Boston collegian who returns to his deep-southern roots to reunite with his father, a riverboat captain engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king, coincidentally, the father of Willie’s sweetheart. 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.
O Cinema screens "Saving Grace B Jones," telling the true story of how the lives of one couple become chaotic during a disastrous flood; which caused the man’s sister to be released from the insane asylum and come live with them. 5 p.m. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $7.50 members. $9 students and seniors. $10.50 others. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.
Comedy "In Another Country" features French actress Isabelle Huppert in the first English-language film from South Korean Hong Sang-soo. In overlapping stories, three different French women (a filmmaker, an adulterer and a divorce) visit a small Korean resort town and encounter a flirtatious director and a love struck lifeguard. 7 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.
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case. The five spent years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit before the truth about what really happened became clear. "The Central Black Five" covers this story based on Sarah Burns’ book and co-directed by her husband David McMahon and father, filmmaker Ken Burns. 8:45 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 23. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
Movies on the Plaza screens "A Christmas Story," the 1983 holiday classic telling of nine-year-old Ralph, who wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock. While using various schemes to convince his parents to get him this gift he continually bumps into objections from others. 7 p.m. Santa arrives. 8 p.m. film. Brickell World Plaza, 600 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 384-7170 or www.brickellworldplaza.com.
"No Rest for the Wicked" centers on Santos Trinidad, a dirty cop with a violent streak and a penchant for vice, who stumbles upon a massive criminal conspiracy. In Spanish with English subtitles. 3:50, 6:30 and 9:10. Additional screenings through Dec. 27. 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.
"Las Acacias" tells of a reclusive middle-aged truck driver transporting a woman he doesn’t know from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The woman is not alone. She is carrying an 8 month-old baby. There are 1,000 miles ahead, and plenty of mistrust to overcome. In Spanish with English subtitles. 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 25. 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.
Quentin Tarantino’s historic drama "Django Unchained" tells of former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, who buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner. 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 27. With Spanish subtitles. 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.