Calendar Of Events Movies
Written by Miami Today on July 18, 2013
An official selection of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and award winner for Best Actor, "The Violin" revolves around a family of musicians and farmers who join a guerrilla movement attempting to overthrow a brutal and sadistic government in Latin America. When the military seizes their village, they flee to the sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the guerrillas organize a counter-attack, the village patriarch, Plutarco pretends to be a harmless violin player to get into the village and recover the ammunition. His violin playing charms the army captain, who orders Plutarco to come back daily, and stirs up trouble. 7 p.m. July 20 at 6 p.m. 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.
Brickell World Plaza hosts an outdoor screening of "Grease," telling the story of two lovers, Danny and Sandy in a 1950s high school. Local boy Danny Zuko and vacationing Sandy Olsson meet at the beach and fall in love. When the summer comes to an end, Sandy, who is going back to Australia, frets that they may never meet again. After her parents decide not to return to Australia, Sandy enrolls at Rydell High School. Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst a pep rally, dances, drive-ins, a drag race and climactic carnival. 8 p.m. Brickell World Plaza, 600 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 384-7170 or www.brickellworldplaza.com.
"Byzantium" is director Neil Jordan’s fantasy thriller about mother and daughter vampires dealing with the pitfalls of eternal life. Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. 6:45 p.m. Additional screenings through July 21. 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
Giacomo Rossini’s opera "L’Italiana in Algeri" performed by Teatro Comunale di Bologona stars Anna Maria Sarra as the broken-hearted Elvira, Michele Pertusi as the lecherous Mustafà, Edgardo Rocha as the devoted Lindoro, and Marianna Pizzolato as the smart and resourceful Italian girl of the title. Noon. July 23 at 7 p.m. 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.