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March 27, 2013 - May 25, 2013

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Event Image Mr. Turner (with Spanish subtitles)
3:00 PM

Tower Theater

MR. TURNER (WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES)

A film by Mike Leigh
Cast: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage

United Kingdom | 2014 | 150 min. | Biography, Drama, History | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), the single-minded artist who worked hard and travelled extensively. Turner is profoundly affected by the death of his ex-barber father, he takes up with a widow, Mrs. Booth, a seaside landlady, and is plagued occasionally by an ex-lover, Sarah Danby, by whom he has two illegitimate adult daughters, whose existence he invariably denies. He enjoys the hospitality of the landed aristocracy, he visits a brothel, he is fascinated by science, photography and railways, he is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and he has himself tied to the mast of a ship in bad weather in order to paint a snowstorm. He is celebrated by some, and reviled by others. He refuses an offer of £100,000 from a millionaire who wants to buy all his work, preferring to bequeath it to the British nation, whereas Queen Victoria loathes his work. Throughout the story he is loved by his stoical housekeeper, Hannah, whom he takes for granted and whom he occasionally exploits sexually. Eventually, he leads a double existence, living incognito with Mrs. Booth in Chelsea, where he dies. Hannah is unaware of this until the very end.

Screenplay: Mike Leigh
Cinematography: Dick Pope
Editing: Jon Gregory
Music: Gary Yershon

2015 Academy Awards USA: Nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures
2015 National Society of Film Critics’ Awards: Won Best Cinematography, Won Best Actor (Timothy Spall)
2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Won British Actor of the Year (Timothy Spall)
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Best Actor, Vulcan Prize for the Technical Artist
2014 Capri Hollywood: Won Capri Cult Award, Capri Actor Award (Timothy Spall)
2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Actor (Timothy Spall)
2014 National Board of Review: Won, NBR Award
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Timothy Spall), Best Director
2014 New York Film Critics: Won Top Films of the Year
2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Timothy Spall)

“Mr. Turner is no barrel of laughs. It's a barrel of life - an extraordinary one.” -Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

Mr. Turner does resemble Topsy-Turvy in its meticulous yet vibrant recreation of the past and its ever-expanding thematic amplitude. This is a movie not only about one particular artist, but about art as both a field of human endeavor and an object of shifting cultural and economic value.” -Dana Stevens, Slate | full review

“What a glorious film this is, richly and immediately enjoyable, hitting its satisfying stride straight away. It's funny and visually immaculate; it combines domestic intimacy with an epic sweep and has a lyrical, mysterious quality that perfumes every scene, whether tragic or comic.” -Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian | full review

“Leigh’s generous approach to capturing the fullness of Turner’s life, through unhurried rhythms and scenes, makes Mr. Turner memorable.” -Keith Phipps, The Dissolve | full review

“Leigh embraces the contradictions in Turner. And in tandem with cinematographer Dick Pope, a master of light, he shows us the world as Turner sees it. The effect is harsh and ravishing. Leigh's beauty of a movie touches the heart not by sentimental gush but by the amplitude of its art.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone | full review 

Mr. Turner is no barrel of laughs. It's a barrel of life - an extraordinary one.” -Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

“J.M.W. Turner was a master of light and image, but what stands out most about him in Mike Leigh's captivating biographical film is a sound. Playing the renowned Victorian-era English painter, Timothy Spall grunts and expectorates his way through his scenes, chugging along with the phlegmy belch of an old jalopy or, as the film suggests more than once, a snuffling pig.” -Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly | full review 

“Leigh has made another highly personal study of art, commerce and the glacial progress of establishment tastes, built around a lead performance from longtime Leigh collaborator Timothy Spall that’s as majestic as one of Turner’s own swirling sunsets.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

Event Image Queen and Country
3:00 PM

Tower Theater

QUEEN AND COUNTRY

A film by John Boorman
Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, David Thewlis, Pat Shortt, Brian F O'Byrne, Tamsin Egerton,

United Kingdom | 2014 | 115 min. | Drama | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

The hilarious highlight of John Boorman’s Hope and Glory (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. Queen and Country picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman’s alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill (played by a charming Callum Turner) is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

Screenplay: John Boorman
Cinematography: Seamus Deasy
Editing: Ron Davis
Music: Stephen McKeon

2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Directors’ Fortnight
2014 New York, London, Beirut, Vancouver, Palm Springs International Film Festivals: Official selection
2014 MoMA – The Contenders: Official selection

“Outside the major artery of John Boorman films, it’s a deeply personal memoir, so well written and carefully observed that it draws the viewer into the ambience of postwar England with a persuasive power that makes you feel you’re part of the same experience.” -Rex Reed, The Observer | full review

“As often with Boorman, there are endless pleasures to be found in the film’s performances…But the cast’s standout has to be Caleb Landry Jones, whose Percy is a sparkplug of comic energy and idiosyncrasy.” -Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert | full review

“Mr. Boorman approaches his story in the relaxed and generous manner of a raconteur, charming the audience rather than pushing us through the machinery of a plot.” - A. O. Scott, New York Times | full review

“…the gorgeously shot Queen and Country depicts Bill and his more rebellious mate Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) pursuing beautiful women (Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Aimee-Ffion Edwards) with varying degrees of success — and pulling pranks on their exasperated superiors, hilariously portrayed by David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant.” -Lou Lumenick, The New York Post | full review

Queen & Country is charming, evocative and (mostly) well-performed, and were Boorman to continue with his autobiographical cycle, we'd certainly welcome further installments.” -Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist | full review







Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
6:00 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Alternative Measures of Economic Growth
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

MDC InterAmerican Campus professor David Mahon discusses how current measures of economic well-being (GDP, GNP) do not offer a complete picture of how an economy is performing. Other measures include such factors as quality of life and environmental degradation, and so it might be argued they are more meaningful and accurate.
Event Image Mr. Kaplan
6:00 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review
Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image Queen and Country
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

QUEEN AND COUNTRY

A film by John Boorman
Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, David Thewlis, Pat Shortt, Brian F O'Byrne, Tamsin Egerton,

United Kingdom | 2014 | 115 min. | Drama | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

The hilarious highlight of John Boorman’s Hope and Glory (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. Queen and Country picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman’s alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill (played by a charming Callum Turner) is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

Screenplay: John Boorman
Cinematography: Seamus Deasy
Editing: Ron Davis
Music: Stephen McKeon

2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Directors’ Fortnight
2014 New York, London, Beirut, Vancouver, Palm Springs International Film Festivals: Official selection
2014 MoMA – The Contenders: Official selection

“Outside the major artery of John Boorman films, it’s a deeply personal memoir, so well written and carefully observed that it draws the viewer into the ambience of postwar England with a persuasive power that makes you feel you’re part of the same experience.” -Rex Reed, The Observer | full review

“As often with Boorman, there are endless pleasures to be found in the film’s performances…But the cast’s standout has to be Caleb Landry Jones, whose Percy is a sparkplug of comic energy and idiosyncrasy.” -Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert | full review

“Mr. Boorman approaches his story in the relaxed and generous manner of a raconteur, charming the audience rather than pushing us through the machinery of a plot.” - A. O. Scott, New York Times | full review

“…the gorgeously shot Queen and Country depicts Bill and his more rebellious mate Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) pursuing beautiful women (Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Aimee-Ffion Edwards) with varying degrees of success — and pulling pranks on their exasperated superiors, hilariously portrayed by David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant.” -Lou Lumenick, The New York Post | full review

Queen & Country is charming, evocative and (mostly) well-performed, and were Boorman to continue with his autobiographical cycle, we'd certainly welcome further installments.” -Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist | full review







Friday, April 03, 2015

HITSA Meeting
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Medical Campus

HITSA Meeting HIT/HIS/CB students invited!!!!
Event Image Mr. Kaplan
4:45 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review
Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
4:50 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image Eva
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image A Reading by Les Standiford
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Offsite

A reading by Les Standiford on Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles.

Co-presented with Books & Books.
Event Image Eva
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
2:30 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image Mr. Kaplan
2:30 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review
Event Image Eva
4:50 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
4:50 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image Eva
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image Eva
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Event Image Eva
2:00 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
2:00 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image Eva
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image Eva
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image Mr. Kaplan
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review

Monday, April 06, 2015

Situational Awareness/active shooter
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Situational Awareness/ Active shooter presentation
Event Image Eva
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image Eva
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Event Image Eva
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Semi-Annual Vocal Fusion Fund Raiser
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Offsite

The vocal jazz program at MDC has been gaining tremendous popularity in recent years and has achieved high artistic and creative levels with over 40 students involved in its continued success!
Event Image Mr. Kaplan
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review
Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Event Image Emerging Artists, 2015
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

4/8/2015-4/30/2015
Emerging Artists, 2015

Centre Gallery 

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12 p.m.- 2 p.m.


This highly anticipated exhibition includes student work in painting, drawings, 2D design, sculpture and in some cases jewelry. Works are chosen by art faculty and it is an opportunity for students ,faculty and family to see work created during the year.

Event Image Eva
4:35 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image Mr. Kaplan
4:35 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review
Event Image Eva
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
9:00 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Event Image Eva
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image Eva
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

EVA

A film by Kike Maíllo
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Claudia Vega, Lluís Homar

Spain | 2011 | 94 min. | Drama | PG-13
Spanish with English Subtitles

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

Screenplay: Kike Maíllo
Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Editing: Elena Ruiz
Music: Pierre Giraud

2012 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain: Won Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best New Actress (Claudia Vega), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
2012 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Lluís Homar), Nominated for Best Lead Actor (Daniel Brühl), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2012 Gérardmer Film Festival: Won Best Feature Film
2012 Sant Jordi Awards: Won Best First Work
2011 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival: Won Best Special Effects

“It certainly is a beautiful film to watch.” -Guillem Rosset, Twitch | full review

“There is a wonderful ambiguity between Alex and Eva, all the more emphasized by the astonishing performance of the actress.” -Manuel de Layet, Celluloid | full review

“…highly impressive performance by child actress Vega, who handles the role's considerable physical and emotional demands with astonishing assurance.”-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier…” -Leslie Felperin, Variety | full review

Event Image The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN SUMMER

A film by Pif
Cast: Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Gioè

Italy | 2013 | 90 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Screenplay: Pif, Michele Astori, Marco Martani
Cinematography: Roberto Forza
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Santi Pulvirenti

2014 European Film Awards: Won Best Comedy
2014 Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Won Grand Prix
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Costume Design (Migliore Costumista), Best Make-Up (Migliore Truccatore), Best Visual Effects
2014 Golden Globes, Italy: Won Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura), Nominated for Best Film, Best Comedy, Best First Feature
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won for Best New Director, Best Original Story
Best Supporting Actress, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Casting Director

“Tremendously funny and intensely serious…a provocative and important film.” -Calum Marsh, Village Voice | full review

“Charming and engrossing” -Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Remarkable! Humorous and heartrending!” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“Real moments of sweetness.” -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“Hilarious, charming and amusing.” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies | full review 

“Smart and sly. A knock-out emotional punch!” Stephen Dalton, Film Journal | full review

“Sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily.” -Grady Harp, IMDB
Event Image First Draft: A Literary Social
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Offsite

FIRST DRAFT: A LITERARY SOCIAL
Write a story. Have a drink. Write a better story. This is how it goes: participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt, then everyone gets some time to write their stories. Those who want to, will read their work aloud. We'll take a break to drink and socialize (your first drink is on the house!), then we start the whole process over again.
Theme: Poetry.
The Misanthrope
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.
Event Image 3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

3 Hearts (Trois coeurs)

A film by Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France | 2014 | 106 min. | Drama, Romance | PG-13
French with English Subtitles

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction – Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie’s return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to sister and husband to wife.

Screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Julia Gregory
Music: Bruno Coulais

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Lumiere Awards (France): Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Best Actor (Benoît Poelvoorde)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Charged by dynamite performances and Bruni Coulais's ominous score, this romantic tragedy is more gripping than most thrillers.” -Graham Fuller, New York Daily News | full review

3 Hearts is a poem to ponder… A meditation on chance and romance, missed opportunities and hasty decisions...” -Chris Knipp | full review

“Aside from the lead actresses' performances, what drives the movie is energetic, elliptical storytelling and humorous asides.” - Mark Jenkins, NPR | full review

“The performances are strong…Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular delivering a powerful performance as a wrought woman.” -Justine Smith, Sound on Sight | full review

“Three Hearts is an exceptional love story where circumstances get in the way of love at first sight”
-Cassia Morrice, The Upcoming | full review



Event Image Mr. Kaplan
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

MR. KAPLAN

A film by Álvaro Brechner
Cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini

Uruguay | 2014 | 98 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles


Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera) lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South American during World War II. But now turning 76, he's become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family's lack of interest in its own heritage. After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
Cinematography: Mikel Salas
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Mikel Salas

2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 José María Forqué Awards: Nominated for Best Latin American Picture
2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Won for Best Screenplay
2014 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won for Best Latin American Feature Film

"Eminently likeable, this highly amusing crowd-pleaser represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at the Best Foreign Language Oscar." -Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style. That’s the balancing act that the film achieves that makes it a cut above the rest.” -Jack Moulton, Awards Circuit | full review

“Shot in Uruguay, this film is a wonderful explosion of color and sunshine. From the white sandy beaches to the contemporary city apartment it shows the country at its best” -Amanda Farley, Loose-Lips | full review

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay's submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film, is immediately beautiful. I was struck not even five minutes in by humor, color, light, composition, and music implementation technically reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry” -Lucy Doughty, Reel GA | full review

“Brechner’s film is a delightful take on our desire to feel a purpose in our lives.” -George Kafka, Sounds and Colours | full review

“Alvaro Brechner delivers a hugely entertaining narrative alongside a take-home thought of how far we’d go to honour our heritage.” -Rachel Williams, The London World | full review

Friday, April 10, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




FRS Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Medical Campus

FRS Workshop
FRS Workshop
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Medical Campus

Retirement planning
FRS Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Medical Campus

FRS Workshop
The Misanthrope
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




The Misanthrope
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




The Misanthrope
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




Health Care Fraud
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Health Care Fraud Ensure that you don't get caught up in fraudulent activities. Learn more by attending this exciting presentation. 
Student Nurses Association Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This meeting of the Student Nurses Association is open to ALL MDC Medical and Homestead Campus nursing students.

For more information, please contact Dr. Barbara Popola at bpopola@mdc.edu.
HIPAA Workshop
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

HIPAA Workshop for faculty and staff

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




Jane Pyle Composition Contest
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

The Jane Pyle Composition Competition is an annual event honoring the late Jane Pyle – a highly admired and respected pianist and pedagogue who spent much of her life guiding and encouraging young musicians at the Kendall campus. Students compete for cash prizes by using their knowledge of musical style, theory, and form.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




STD Awareness
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

The Accelerated Nursing Program is planning to recognize the "Disease of the Month" Project with a presentation on "STD Awareness." The presentation will include exhibits and poster presentations, distribution of pamphlets and fliers, distribution of condoms, video presentations, individual and small group teaching sessions.
HIT/HIS Pinning Ceremony
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medical Campus

HIT/HIS Pinning Ceremony volunteer: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerPinCeremony

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Event Image Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)


Tower Theater

FUTURO BEACH (Praia do Futuro)

A film by Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino,

Brazil, German | 2014 | 106 min. | Romance, Gay themed, Drama | Not Rated | This story contains adult content and images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised.
Portuguese and German with English subtitles

Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.

Screenplay: Karim Ainouz
Cinematography: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Music: Volker Bertelmann

2015 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards: Won for Best Film
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best Latin American Film
2014 Berlin and Chicago International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“Aïnouz, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Berlin, has said that Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul was in his mind when making this film. I was reminded more of early films by Wim Wenders such as Alice in the Cities, as well as Fatih Akin’s Head On, another great movie about immigrants in present-day Germany. As such comparisons suggest, Aïnouz is now in a great place: the company of masters.”  -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times | full review

“Futuro Beach is part of a welcome wave of European and South American films that center on gay characters, yet deal with universal themes and offer a certain sensibility that would please any art-house enthusiast… Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.” -David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle | full review

“Futuro Beach is as strong on texture as narrative. It's full of sensual images…” -Steve Erickson, Village Voice




The Misanthrope
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

AHIMA Virtual Open House
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Campus

AHIMA Virtual Open House 10:00 – 1:00PM and 2:00 - 5:00PM www.ahimafoundation.org/about/FoundationEvents.aspx
The Misanthrope
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

The Misanthrope
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

The Misanthrope
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kendall Campus

By Molière
Directed by Deborah C. Mello

The Misanthrope is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière.

The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a more serious tone when pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and Célimène as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society. It also differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Molière's best known work today.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

Health Screening
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Health information and screening
Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medical Campus

All donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #3507 Please bring ID. 1-800-879-5020

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medical Campus

All donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #3507 Please bring ID. 1-800-879-5020
Event Image REWIND: Building MDC
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

Unique television newsfilm records the early development of Miami Dade College’s North & Kendall Campuses and the creation of MDC’s Wolfson Campus, from the demolition of old buildings on the campus site to the graduation of the school’s first class.

Presented free of charge and open to the public, REWIND shows are short – fifteen to thirty minutes each – and repeat during each ninety-minute screening.

“Building MDC” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring such issues as Latino culture, fads and follies of the 1980s, civil rights and women’s rights in Florida and Miami Vice-era nightclubs.
The NightTime Jazz Band
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kendall Campus

Enjoy an evening with the NightTime Jazz Band, featuring an exciting and entertaining blend of contemporary and classic big band, small group, instrumental and vocal jazz. There’s something for everyone with the NightTime Jazz Band!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Event Image 5 To 7


Tower Theater

5 TO 7

A film by Victor Levin
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella

USA | 2014 | 95 min. | Drama, Romance, Comedy | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Lambert Wilson, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.

Screenplay: Victor Levin
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Matt Maddox
Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection

“Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way... the film satisfies in a wholly commercial way.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review 

“Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review

5 To 7 …does a remarkable job of engaging the audience.” -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys | full review
Event Image The Lesson


Tower Theater

THE LESSON

A film by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cast: Ivan Barnev, Ivanka Bratoeva, Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Bulgaria | 2014 | 105 min | Drama, Thriller| Not Rated
Bulgarian with English subtitles

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the repossession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.

Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Sound Mixer

2015 Angers European First Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Margita Gosheva)
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Best New Director
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay
2014 Tokyo International Film Festival: Won Special Jury Prize
2014 Warsaw International Film Festival: Won Competition 1-2 Award

“It's a clever, lean exploration of the sometimes surprising priorities you hold when your back is to the wall…” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt.” -Joe Leydon, Variety | full review

“It's a tough, gripping watch made emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting and Gosheva's tight-lipped expressiveness.” -Aaron Hillis, Village Voice | full review 

“Gosheva’s Nade is prickly, and no suffering saint.” -Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post | full review

“The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma.” -Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine | full review 


Event Image The Salt of the Earth


Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A film by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Featuring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro, Lélia Wanick Salgado

France | 2014 | 110 min. | Documentary, Biography | PG-13
French with English subtitles

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon
Cinematography: Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Editing: Maxine Goedicke, Rob Myers
Music: Laurent Petitgand

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2015 César Awards France: Won Best Documentary Film
2015 Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2014 International Documentary Association: Nominated for Best Feature
2014 San Sebastián International Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The Salt of the Earth deals with two kinds of journeys the photographer made. The outward one may have literally taken him to the furthest corners of the Earth and resulted in the stunning images the film features, but it is the inward journey that paralleled it that completely holds our attention.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” -Jay Weissberg, Variety | full review

“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” -Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist | full review

“The Salt of the Earth…gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The co-operation between Wenders and Salgado Jr works well, mixing the former's heavyweight presence as both interviewer and storyteller, and the latter's ability to harvest intimate, deep-buried subtleties that may otherwise not have seen the light of day. Together they have made a moving tribute to a peerless talent.” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian | full review

“A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come.” -Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz | full review

“The documentary form seems to bring out the best in Wenders. The Salt Of The Earth is no exception ...” -Allan Hunter, Screen International | full review

Friday, April 24, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image The Fontainebleau on Film
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

“Ready for its close up” on the day its doors opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau Hotel was designed for grand entrances and glamorous scenes.

Film critic and history buff Kevin Wynn uses unique film clips from the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives and excerpts from feature films to trace the Fontainebleau’s film “career,” an arc that also reveals the hotel’s rise and fall as a symbol of glamour and excitement.

Wynn will also present unique film and video from the Wolfson Archives that documents the Fontainebleau’s construction and opening, its popularity with celebrities and tourists and the context of its creation.

Light refreshments will be served following this free, informal event.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Civic Chorale of Greater Miami
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

North Campus

Dr. Kenneth Boos and Dr. Robert Gower, Conductors
Alvin Jackson, Guest Soloist

A benefit for the Footprint Foundation. An organization dedicated to Empowering and Educating Women.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Pinning Ceremony
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Medical Campus

Vision Care Pinning Ceremmony

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Pinning Ceremony
Nursing Pinning
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Medical Campus

Nursing Pinning Ceremony at MDC Kendall Campus
Building 7000 - Theodore R. Gibson Gym
11011 SW 104th Street 
Miami, FL 33176
Phone: 305-237-2000

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)


Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)


Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria


Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Easter Donation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Donate Easter baskets and gifts for children ages 1-14. Bring donations to Student Life, Room 1163.
Easter Donations (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Donate Easter Items to support community activist, Essie "Big mama" Reed and Team of Life, Inc. Easter Baskets for ages 1-11 Gifts for ages 12-14 Drop off location: Student Life Lounge
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
The Essence of Women (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 6:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Come and enjoy this exhibition of artworks by both men and women that focus on the subject of women
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Introduction to Energy Healing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Prof. Lisa Shaw will be showing how psychic energy helps to heal the body through Reiki
Palmetum Gardens Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Dr. Steven Ritter will conduct a tour of the North Campus Palmetum and showcase the variety of palms on display from around the world.
Arboretum Gardens Tour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Campus

Dr. Steven Ritter will conduct a tour of the North Campus Arboretum Gardens explaining the various flowering trees and their important to our environment.

Women Health Presentation
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

The students will learn about women’s health and nutrition. Ticketed lunch to follow. 12 noon – 3 pm Room 401
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: Minispective
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Easter Donation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Donate Easter baskets and gifts for children ages 1-14. Bring donations to Student Life, Room 1163.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Women in STEM Fields
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Come and hear a lecture about Women in STEM fields by biologist Jennifer Smith, assistant director of the Southeast Region of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: Minispective
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Dress to Impress
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Medical Campus

A first impression is key to obtaining your dream job. Join us as we fashion the most current trends in business and medical attire. Door prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be served.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film
A League of Their Own: Fact or Fiction?
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Portions of the film, A League of Their Own, dealing with women in baseball during World War II will be shown as well as portions of a documentary about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. How much of A League of Their Own is based on fact or if it is fiction will be discussed. Presenter: Professor Beth Cloues
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: Minispective
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut (Die Blechtrommel)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

The complete version, re-mastered by the director

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Andréa Ferréol, Charles Aznavour

Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the current Director’s Cut reincorporates sequences and characters that novelist Günter Grass lobbied for - the Rasputin orgy and the crazed Treblinka survivor-disinfector Fajngold - from twenty-one minutes trimmed to the bin thirty years ago. The result is a visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz and Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel by
Günter Grass
Additional dialogue by Günter Grass
Cinematography by Igor Luther
Editing by Suzanne Baron
Music by Maurice Jarre

1979 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Palme d'Or (Tied with Apocalypse Now)
1980 US Academy Awards (Oscars): Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Film
1980 Bodil Awards: Won, Best European Film
1980 César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Japanese Academy Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“One of cinema's greatest coming of age stories…” - Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com

“It stands with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun as one of the finest German films of the 1970s.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“Volker Schlöndorff is perhaps the most profound of the young German directors who rose in the 1970s, and his brilliant movie is artistically fascinating.” - Glenn Erickson, Film Savant

“His visual translation of Grass’ mix of stark realism and comic fantasy is truly brilliant. “ – Tim Sheridan, Paste Magazine

“One of the ways in which the film is able to seem un-intimidated by the reputation of its source (Grass won a Nobel Prize in Literature; the film got a Best Foreign-Language Oscar®) stems from Schlondorff's decision to pitch it closer to Rabelais than Goethe as it visits the strife that rained down on Danzig (currently Gdansk, Poland),” - Jay Carr, Turner Classic Movies
Event Image NO
3:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image NO
2:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
2:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
7:05 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
7:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Earth Day themed
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Earth Day themed student tables
Fracking-energy Independence at last?
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture "fracking" energy independence at last? presented by Dr. Carlos Fernandez
Giant Insect Takes over Kendall Campus!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Visual Arts Student Organization (VASO) will unleash an insect that will make its way with menacing maneuvers from the Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts to Building R. VASO members will perform their own whimsical version of the Jitterbug dance.
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
10:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Power Shift (film)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Power Shift. Narrated by actress Cameron Diaz, Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability documents the various ways energy is consumed throughout the world, and discusses various plans under way to find a sustainable energy source so as not to draw on the Earth's natural resources.
MDC Jazz Vocal Student Recital
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kendall Campus

This recital has been a highlight for the jazz vocal department in recent years as it showcases the extraordinary talent that the students involved in the program possess. These students are chosen by audition and are the best of the best so come celebrate a night of wonderful music with us!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Southeast Florida Coral Reefs
8:25 AM - 9:40 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Southeast Florida Coral Reefs. Lecture about Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) presented by Julio Jimenez 8:25-9:40 A.M. Room 401
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Artist Derrick Adams
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Derrick Adams, a multidisciplinary New York-based artist, will give a presentation about his artistic process. Adams studied at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

The emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE
ONLY IN SELECTED THEATERS NATION WIDE – ONE NIGHT ONLY
ON SALE NOW – ONLINE AND BOX OFFICE

Directed by Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart
Starring Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart, Mick Fleetwood, Glen Ballard, Reese Witherspoon
USA | 2012 | 112 min |Documentary, musical | English with no subtitles | Not Rated

An Intimate portrait of one of rock's most enduring and legendary artists, the multi Grammy Award winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks, one of the lead singers and the emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac, as she and former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album In Your Dreams. The inner life of the elusive singer has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public. For the first time, Stevie Nicks allowed cameras inside her magical old mansion high atop the hills of LA with a wild cast of musicians and friends. Nicks, who has produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums as writer of such iconic songs as Landslide,Gold Dust Woman and Edge of 17, is regularly cited by stars as diverse as Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Courtney Love, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks and John Mayer as an iconic favorite and heroine and is a continuous inspiration to the world's top fashion designers. Two days after the film commercial premiere on April 2nd, Stevie Nicks, is embarking on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 world tour.

Cinematography by Paul Boyd
Editing by Shane Mclafferty
Produced by Weapons of Mass Entertainment.
In Your Dreams record was co-written by Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart

“One of the 100 greatest singers of all time.” – Rolling Stones magazine

"When you see it, you are going to be living in my world for one hour and forty minutes." – Stevie Nicks

ONE SCREENING ONLY
Tuesday, April 2, 6:45 p.m.
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Arts & Letters Day


Kendall Campus

Arts & Letters Day, Kendall Campus
The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
The Last Survivor Screening
7:40 AM - 8:40 AM

Homestead Campus

A story about genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy.
Heart of the Arts Photography Exhibit
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kendall Campus

This juried exhibition displays works by MDC photography students with the theme Heart of the Arts. Coordinated by Tony Chirinos
Focus on Dance
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Focus on Dance
Joanna Ursal and Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinators

MDC Kendall Dance Program and MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble present Focus on Dance: an emergence of student led choreographic dialogue, scenography and movement. The performance will be preceded by a Q & A
Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Nonnative Burmese pythons (one of the largest snakes on the planet) plague is spreading throughout the Florida Everglades. Lecture presented by Larry Perez
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Egg Drop Contest
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Successfully design a container to keep an egg from breaking or cracking when dropped from a second floor height onto shell shattering concrete.
Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jody Steiger will deliver a speech on the importance of the arts in the community. Steiger has divided her career between the performing arts - as both designer and director - and the fields of educational innovation and curriculum planning. She holds a doctorate degree in education with special emphasis on the role of the arts in education and social development. She’s a member of the board of AcciónArte and the Board of the Orchestra of the Americas and the Fundación ARDE (Arte para el Desarrollo), and the former director of the National Theatre of Costa Rica.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
What is Beauty?
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the nature of beauty through the prism of philosophy in this interactive workshop. Share, develop, and discover the aesthetics among the arts, nature, and human beings. Participate in a discussion on Plato, Kant, and David Hume. Our focus is on nurturing and enhancing our personal views in the context of understanding the objective nature of beauty. Facilitated by Allen McPhee
Event Image The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut (Die Blechtrommel)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

The complete version, re-mastered by the director

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Andréa Ferréol, Charles Aznavour

Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the current Director’s Cut reincorporates sequences and characters that novelist Günter Grass lobbied for - the Rasputin orgy and the crazed Treblinka survivor-disinfector Fajngold - from twenty-one minutes trimmed to the bin thirty years ago. The result is a visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz and Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel by
Günter Grass
Additional dialogue by Günter Grass
Cinematography by Igor Luther
Editing by Suzanne Baron
Music by Maurice Jarre

1979 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Palme d'Or (Tied with Apocalypse Now)
1980 US Academy Awards (Oscars): Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Film
1980 Bodil Awards: Won, Best European Film
1980 César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Japanese Academy Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“One of cinema's greatest coming of age stories…” - Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com

“It stands with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun as one of the finest German films of the 1970s.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“Volker Schlöndorff is perhaps the most profound of the young German directors who rose in the 1970s, and his brilliant movie is artistically fascinating.” - Glenn Erickson, Film Savant

“His visual translation of Grass’ mix of stark realism and comic fantasy is truly brilliant. “ – Tim Sheridan, Paste Magazine

“One of the ways in which the film is able to seem un-intimidated by the reputation of its source (Grass won a Nobel Prize in Literature; the film got a Best Foreign-Language Oscar®) stems from Schlondorff's decision to pitch it closer to Rabelais than Goethe as it visits the strife that rained down on Danzig (currently Gdansk, Poland),” - Jay Carr, Turner Classic Movies
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3:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Baseball Vs Indian River
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Miami Dade College Shark Baseball team Vs The Indian River 
Health Information Management Pinning Ceremony
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Medical Campus

Health Information Management Pinning Ceremony
HIM & HIS Pinning Ceremony
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medical Campus

This is the Pinning Ceremony for Health Information Management Technology and Health Care Informatics Specialist graduates. Class of 2013
Biomimicry: Learning from Nature (film)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Two part series film based on the book Biomimicry - a new science that studies nature 's best ideas 6:30-8:00 P.M. Room 401
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6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Rehearsal
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello calls into question the levels of theatricality and contrivance inherent in all plays. Be one of the first to attend this classic, made up of student cast members. Directed by Brad Beckman
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9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Sustainability Symposium
9:50 AM - 11:20 AM

InterAmerican Campus

The Three Pillars of Sustainability. Presented by Mike Matthews, Prof. Alex Salinas and Prof. David Mahon
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

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4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Emerging Artists: 47th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Enjoy original works in all mediums by Kendall Campus art students.
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6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Lore
9:00 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 2:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Originals
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Music Revolution Student Organization performs original compositions and arrangements.
New World School of the Arts Opera
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

North Campus

Domenico Cimarosa's two-act opera, The Secret Marriage (Il Matrimonio Segreto), with guest artist Stefanos Koroneos, will be presented by a cast of college students from the New World School of the Arts College Opera Theater Ensemble. Directed by Rodney Miller, the ensemble, mostly graduating college seniors majoring in voice, will have the opportunity to appear in a professional-level production staged by Donald Westwood, a director with national and international credits. Under the baton of Alfred Gershfeld, the fully staged opera will be accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra and includes magnificent period costumes, scenery and props.  General admission $10, students and seniors $5.  For more information, please contact 305-237-7855.
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Oh Mama! ICD-10 Coding Series
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Workshops focus on using in ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS coding classification obstetrical and gynecology medical statements and health records. Event will be held at Broward Medical Center, 1600 South Andrews Avenue, Second Floor Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale 33316
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Lady Sharks vs Indian River State College (DH)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Lady Sharks Softball team vs Indian River State College
Event Image NO
1:30 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
1:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
New World School of the Arts Opera
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

North Campus

Domenico Cimarosa's two-act opera, The Secret Marriage (Il Matrimonio Segreto), with guest artist Stefanos Koroneos, will be presented by a cast of college students from the New World School of the Arts College Opera Theater Ensemble. Directed by Rodney Miller, the ensemble, mostly graduating college seniors majoring in voice, will have the opportunity to appear in a professional-level production staged by Donald Westwood, a director with national and international credits. Under the baton of Alfred Gershfeld, the fully staged opera will be accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra and includes magnificent period costumes, scenery and props.  General admission $10, students and seniors $5.  For more information, please contact 305-237-7855.
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
BSN Honor Society Induction
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Medical Campus

BSN Honor Society Induction
BSN Honor Society Induction Ceremony
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Induction of new members
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
2:35 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
2:40 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
“Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré & “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten with the Chamber Singers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Offsite

“Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré & “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten with the Chamber Singers
Dr. Kenneth Boos, Director
Matthew Steynor, Guest Organist
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, Florida 33158.

The Chamber Singers, an auditioned performing ensemble, from the MDC-Kendall Vocal Music Department will perform both of these classical works under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Boos, Choral/Vocal Department Coordinator. Matthew Steynor will be the guest organist.
Event Image NO
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:45 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
7:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
7:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Monday, April 08, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
MAT0022C - Test Prep
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Hialeah Campus

Test review for Prof. Blenchette's MAT0022c class.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Medical Campus

Kick-off meeting for Hispanic Heritage Committee members

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Jazz Workshop & Jazz Sax Ensemble
12:00 AM

Kendall Campus

Jazz Workshop/Jazz Sax Ensemble
Thomas McCormick, Director
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Hernandez Building, Room 8122

The MDC Saxophone Ensemble is a student ensemble performing a variety of music ranging from ragtime to jazz. This year’s concert will feature works by Phil Woods, Bob Mintzer and other composers. The MDC Jazz Workshop Ensemble will perform a wide range of jazz styles and features saxophones, guitars, rhythm section and a female vocalist. Both ensembles are under the direction of professor Thomas McCormick.
Ability Counts Career Fair
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

North Campus

The ACCESS Department at Miami Dade College-North Campus presents a host of employers, including public companies and organizations for a day of interaction and career and job information dissemination to students as well as the potential for on-the-spot-interviewing. Some 30 employers are expected to participate.
Tim O’Brien and The Things They Carried
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tim O’Brien, author of the lauded The Things They Carried, a Big Read choice, will read from his work and share his thoughts on being an author. The details of warfare may have changed since Vietnam, but O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical account of a young platoon on a battlefield without a front, dodging sniper fire and their own misgivings, continues to win legions of dedicated readers, both in uniform and out. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture.
Event Image Tim O'Brien and The Things They Carried
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Tim O’Brien, author of the lauded The Things They Carried, a Big Read choice, will read from his work and share his thoughts on being an author. The details of warfare may have changed since Vietnam, but O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical account of a young platoon on a battlefield without a front, dodging sniper fire and their own misgivings, continues to win legions of dedicated readers, both in uniform and out. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Baseball Vs Palm Beach
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Sharks Baseball team Vs Palm Beach
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
The World We Live In
5:40 PM - 8:10 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Discussion about "The World We Live In". Presented by Prof. Diana Tang
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 8:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Campus

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Jane Pyle Composition Competition
11:15 AM - 1:45 PM

Kendall Campus

The Jane Pyle Composition Competition is an annual event honoring the late Jane Pyle – a highly admired and respected pianist and pedagogue who spent much of her life guiding and encouraging young musicians at the Kendall campus. Students compete for cash prizes by using their knowledge of musical style, theory, and form.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Campus

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Math Contest
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

The Math Lab is holding a contest for students of college prep and MAC1105 to review for their finals.
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Baseball Vs Brevard
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Sharks Baseball team Vs Brevard
PTK Induction Ceremony
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

The Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony recognizes students for their high scholastic achievements by inviting them to become part of the PTK International Honors Society
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
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