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Calendar Of Events Movies

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Written by on February 28, 2013

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Friday 3/1

REEL MIAMI

   The Miami International Film Festival features 117 feature films and 12 short films from 41 countries, participating in competition and non-competition categories. This is the first year the festival opens and closes with documentary features. The opening film is "Twenty Feet from Stardom" by Morgan Neville. The festival honors Swedish writer-director Lasse Hallström and Spanish producer, writer, and Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba. The festival screens the directors’ latest works including Hallström’s "The Hypnotist" and Trueba’s "The Artist and the Model." Screening times vary. March 1-10. Venues include the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St., Miami; MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami; Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami; Regal Cinemas South Beach, 1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $7-$9 students. $11-$13 seniors. $10-$12 Miami Film Society members. $12-$14 others. $25 opening night. Details: www.miamifilmfestival.com.

PERSECUTION

   "Persecution" by Patrice Chéreau, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg tells of the solitary Daniel and Sonia sharing an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel’s life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger who proceeds to intrude in his life. The man’s persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia. 9:15 p.m. In French with English subtitles. 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 IN YOUTH

   Starting in 1964 with "Seven Up," the Up series interviews 14 children of diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, director Michael Apted, a researcher for the film, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives and now out with "56 Up." 6:45 p.m. Additional screenings through March 3. 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.

Saturday 3/2

GRANNY’S FUNERAL

   "Granny’s Funeral" tells of Armand, in full mid-life crisis, navigating between his job as a pharmacist and his passion for magic. On the love front, he’s torn between his wife, Helen, and his mistress, Alice. On the family front, he doesn’t know where to turn between a pushy mother-in-law and children with whom he can no longer communicate. The day his grandmother Bertha dies, he finds himself with an additional problem — he’s responsible for organizing the funeral. 5:30 p.m. In French with English subtitles. 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.

SKYFALL

   The latest Bond film "Skyfall" tells of James Bond’s loyalty to his lady boss, M, being tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As the MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, and Javier Bardem. Nominated for Best Cinematography, Score, Song, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing at this year’s Academy Awards. 10 p.m. March 2. 8:30 p.m. March 3. 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.

CRITICS POWER

   The Miami International Film Festival hosts seminar "Analyze This: A Critic’s Power in Today’s Film Culture," featuring David Edelstein of NY Magazine; Leah Rozen from The Wrap; Claudia Puig of USA Today, and moderated by Dan Hudak.

   These entertainment journalists speak on the changes in film criticism, with the aim of providing participants with the tools and knowledge to cut through internet and personal film blogs giving voice to the masses, but that have replaced detailed discussions with social media sound bites. 3 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $9-$11. Details: www.miamifilmfestival.com.

Sunday 3/3

CUTTING BONDS

   "Therese Desqueyroux" features French actress Audrey Tatou of "Amèlie," and tells of a woman trapped in a disappointing marriage tries to reclaim her freedom by any means. This was the closing film of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Features a question and answer session via satellite with actress Audrey Tatou following the film. 3:15 p.m. In English with French subtitles. 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.

OPERA IN CINEMA

   Rossini’s comedy "The Barber of Seville," famous for "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" —screens as performed in the Teatro Regio di Parma in Parma, Italy. The opera stars Luca Salsi as the barber, Figaro, and Ketevan Kemoklidze as the clever beauty, Rosina. Noon. 7 p.m. March 5. Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free for UM students. $22 others. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.

Tuesday 3/5

FILM SERIES

   The Miami Jazz Society’s film series screens "Wilma Rudolph" — telling of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics; and "For Once in my Life" — a true story about a band made up of singers and musicians with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities. 5 p.m. reception. 6:15 p.m. first film. 6:45 p.m. second film. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or miamijazzsociety@gmail.com or www.miamijazzsociety.com.

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