Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on December 27, 2012
The inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film "Django Unchained," the original 1966 Spaghetti Western blockbuster "Django" screens. Starring Franco Nero as the title character, a horseless, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed stranger dragging a coffin through the mud of a desolate frontier town. In Italian with English subtitles. 9:15 p.m. Additional performances through Jan. 3. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 students and seniors. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
"Save the Date" tells of independent Sarah breaking up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin after an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal. Sarah turns to her sister Beth for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin’s band mate, Andrew. When Sarah finds herself caught up in an intense romance with the adorable Jonathan, she is forced to examine her own fears of commitment and vulnerability. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 30. 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.
"Deadfall" follows siblings Addison and Liza on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, they split up and make a run for the Canadian border in a near-whiteout blizzard. While Addison heads cross-country, creating mayhem in his wake, Liza is picked up by ex-boxer Jay, en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming with his parents. It’s there the siblings are reunited in a terse, thrilling showdown that pushes the bonds of family to the limit. 9 p.m. Additional screenings through Dec. 30. 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.
LIFE OF PI
An adaptation of the novel by the same title, director Ang Lee’s "Life of Pi" centers on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival. 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 Jan. 3. 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.
Cinema Italia series screens "A Journey Called Love (Un Viaggio Chiamato Amore,) is a romantic look at the stormy affair between Italian poet Dino Campana and early feminist Italian Sibilla Aleramo. Freeing herself at great personal cost from a difficult childhood and marriage, Aleramo writes to the turbulent Campana, leading to trouble after the initial passionate encounter. In Italian with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $3 suggested donation. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.towertheatermiami.com.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens five films from the 1920s-30s: "The General," "Safety Last;" and Charlie Chaplin’s silent films "The Kid," "The Circus" and "City Lights." Buster Keaton’s silent film "The General" tells of an southern engineer pursuing Union spies after they steal his beloved locomotive. "Safety Last!" is a Harold Lloyd silent film telling of a store clerk forced to enter his own building-climbing contest. Films begin at 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.