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March 27, 2013 - May 25, 2013

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
12:00 PM

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access

Friday, September 12, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access

Monday, September 15, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
12:00 PM

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image MDC Volleyball Tournament
All Day

Kendall Campus

Miami Dade College will be hosting their annual tournament on  Friday September 19, 2014. Miami Dade College will play against Florida State College at 11:30 am, and again at 4:30 pm against College of  Central Florida. 
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
AAB Medical Technologist Certification Exam
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Campus

AAB Medical Technologist national certification examination
Open House – SGA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

Students will learn to solve problems using critical thinking and demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities.
Event Image My Old Lady
4:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
4:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image LEBO Pops Up: Artworks
6:00 PM

Freedom Tower

David “Lebo” Le Batard is a Cuban American artist widely recognized for working in a wide spectrum of creative mediums including murals, painting, and sculptures.

He is also known as the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism, which applies cartoon imagery and combines it with richly saturated balances of color. This unique linear composition movement ranges from the abstract to the highly narrative, inspiring emotion and creating layers of meaning.

LEBO is more than an abstract artist and mural painter. He is a storyteller, a draftsman, and a colorist who uses the iconographic and emblematic power that exists in cartoons to create a graphic language that continuously evolves in the application of his art.

This pop-up exhibition celebrates LEBO’s unique place in the art world, and in Miami. He is Miami Book Fair International’s official poster artist for 2014.


Recruiting HIM Professionals
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medical Campus

Guest Speaker from Baptist Health System, Human Resources will present "Recruiting Health Information Management Professionals." This event will take place off campus at:

STAT Imaging Solutions
2000 Ponce De Leon Blvd
5th Floor - Terrace
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
6:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Event Image Downtown Art Days, Featuring PALO!
6:45 PM

Freedom Tower

Inspired by an eclectic mix including Beny Moré, James Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth Wind and Fire, Cachao, The Spam AllStars, Stevie Wonder, Perez Prado, The Beatles, Willy Chirino, Ismael Rivera, and many more innovators of latin and urban music, PALO treats audiences to a richly-layered musical celebration, not just a concert.
Event Image My Old Lady
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
9:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image MDC Volleyball Tournament
All Day

Kendall Campus

Miami Dade College will be hosting their annual tournament, they will play at 10:00 am against Daytona State College, and again at 3:00 pm against Polk State College. 
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 9:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Dr. Padron's Leadership Retreat
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Medical Campus

Leadership Conference
Event Image My Old Lady
1:45 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
1:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

First Draft: A Literary Social
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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 draft is on the house!) then we start the whole process over again.
Theme: Endless Summer
Event Image My Old Lady
4:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
4:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image Boyhood with Spanish subtitles: Memorias de una vida
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Special screenings of BOYHOOD (Memorias de una vida) con subtítulos en español

A film by Richard Linklater
Cast:
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

USA | 2014 | 165 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles. Subtitulada al español.

Boyhood narra la historia de un grupo de actores en un viaje épico e íntimo a la euforia de la niñez, los sísmicos cambios de una familia moderna y el paso del tiempo. Es la historia de Mason desde los seis años, y durante una década poblada de cambios, mudanzas y controversias, relaciones que se tambalean, bodas, diferentes colegios, primeros amores, primeras desilusiones, momentos maravillosos, momentos de miedo y una constante mezcla de desgarro y de sorpresa. (Film Affinity)

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue, Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Screenplay: Richard Linklater
Cinematography:  Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly
Editing: Sandra Adair
Music: Meghan Currier, Randall Poster

2014 San Sebastian Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize - Best Film of the Year
2014 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Silver Berlin Bear (    Best Director), Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection – World Premiere
2014 Norwegian International Film Festival: Won, Norwegian Film Critics Award
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won, Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress (Patricia Arquette)
 

"Boyhood propone reglas nuevas a eso llamado cine (...) Una película sin precedentes, tan descomunal e inquietante como conmovedora. Magnética e irrenunciable." - Luis Martínez, El Mundo, España | artículo completo

 “Want to know what it's like to be in on the discovery of a new American classic. Check out Boyhood. Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.”- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone | full review

"Bella obra maestra (...) 164 minutos hipnóticos." - Gregorio Belinchón, El País, España | artículo completo

"Boyhood es una catedral del cine." - David Martos, ABC, España | artículo completo

"Boyhood isn’t just a masterpiece. It’s a miracle.”- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post | full review

“The miracle Linklater pulls off is that the picture (which runs almost three hours) will fascinate viewers of all ages, whether it’s reminding you of your parents or evoking what it’s like to nurture a family. ” - René Rodríguez, Miami Herald | full review


"Linklater corrobora que es uno de los grandes cineastas en activo. Boyhood» es a la vez una película humilde y una hazaña épica. Ofrecernos la suma de instantes que se llama vida es lo que la hace tan conmovedora." - Sergi Sánchez, Diario La Razón, España | artículo completo

“In Boyhood, Mr. Linklater’s masterpiece, he both captures moments in time and relinquishes them as he moves from year to year. He isn’t fighting time but embracing it in all its glorious and agonizingly fleeting beauty.” - -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
6:45 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
9:45 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
12:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Event Image My Old Lady
1:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
1:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
3:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Miami Dolphins Exclusive Group Offer
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Medical Campus

Miami Dolphins against Kansas City Chiefs Football Game for Nursing Fundraising Event
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
5:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image Boyhood with Spanish subtitles: Memorias de una vida
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Special screenings of BOYHOOD (Memorias de una vida) con subtítulos en español

A film by Richard Linklater
Cast:
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

USA | 2014 | 165 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles. Subtitulada al español.

Boyhood narra la historia de un grupo de actores en un viaje épico e íntimo a la euforia de la niñez, los sísmicos cambios de una familia moderna y el paso del tiempo. Es la historia de Mason desde los seis años, y durante una década poblada de cambios, mudanzas y controversias, relaciones que se tambalean, bodas, diferentes colegios, primeros amores, primeras desilusiones, momentos maravillosos, momentos de miedo y una constante mezcla de desgarro y de sorpresa. (Film Affinity)

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue, Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Screenplay: Richard Linklater
Cinematography:  Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly
Editing: Sandra Adair
Music: Meghan Currier, Randall Poster

2014 San Sebastian Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize - Best Film of the Year
2014 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Silver Berlin Bear (    Best Director), Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection – World Premiere
2014 Norwegian International Film Festival: Won, Norwegian Film Critics Award
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won, Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress (Patricia Arquette)
 

"Boyhood propone reglas nuevas a eso llamado cine (...) Una película sin precedentes, tan descomunal e inquietante como conmovedora. Magnética e irrenunciable." - Luis Martínez, El Mundo, España | artículo completo

 “Want to know what it's like to be in on the discovery of a new American classic. Check out Boyhood. Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.”- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone | full review

"Bella obra maestra (...) 164 minutos hipnóticos." - Gregorio Belinchón, El País, España | artículo completo

"Boyhood es una catedral del cine." - David Martos, ABC, España | artículo completo

"Boyhood isn’t just a masterpiece. It’s a miracle.”- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post | full review

“The miracle Linklater pulls off is that the picture (which runs almost three hours) will fascinate viewers of all ages, whether it’s reminding you of your parents or evoking what it’s like to nurture a family. ” - René Rodríguez, Miami Herald | full review


"Linklater corrobora que es uno de los grandes cineastas en activo. Boyhood» es a la vez una película humilde y una hazaña épica. Ofrecernos la suma de instantes que se llama vida es lo que la hace tan conmovedora." - Sergi Sánchez, Diario La Razón, España | artículo completo

“In Boyhood, Mr. Linklater’s masterpiece, he both captures moments in time and relinquishes them as he moves from year to year. He isn’t fighting time but embracing it in all its glorious and agonizingly fleeting beauty.” - -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times | full review

Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
7:35 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Monday, September 22, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Mental Health Counseling Services
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Mental Health Counselor will be on campus every Monday from 10 am - 2 pm. If you need to speak to someone, please make sure to make an appointment through our Wellness Clinic at 305-237-4399.
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Student Organization Club Fair
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Raising awareness about program profession and to recruit new members.
Event Image My Old Lady
6:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
8:45 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
National Voter Registration Day
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Join us at Wolfson Campus for a National Voter Registration Day event!
Event Image MDC Volleyball
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Volleyball plays Indian River State College in a home game match at 6:00PM
Event Image My Old Lady
6:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image Carl Hiaasen
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A reading by Carl Hiaasen from his new book for teens, Skink--No Surrender.
Co-presented with Books & Books.
Event Image David Bowie Is
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

Exclusively at MDC's Tower Theater
DAVID BOWIE IS

A film by Hamish Hamilton
Featuring David Bowie, Kansai Yamamoto, Jarvis Cocker

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 min | Biography, Musical | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

A documentary film of the groundbreaking David Bowie Is exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to international acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4 2015.
The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.
The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton., the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 PM
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image David Bowie Is
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Exclusively at MDC's Tower Theater
DAVID BOWIE IS

A film by Hamish Hamilton
Featuring David Bowie, Kansai Yamamoto, Jarvis Cocker

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 min | Biography, Musical | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

A documentary film of the groundbreaking David Bowie Is exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to international acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4 2015.
The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.
The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton., the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Volunteer Expo 2014


Hialeah Campus

A variety of non-for profit organizations are invited to an open Volunteer expo to inform students regarding volunteer service opportunities within our community. Each agency is assigned a table (3' by 6') and two chairs, where respective representatives will speak and answer student questions.Additionally they will be providing materials such as, handouts, volunteer forms, brochures, banners. Refreshments will be served.
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Dept. of Veteran Affairs
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Provide Veteran information
Situational Awareness
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Medical Campus

Situational awareness/active shooter room 2101
Health Related Community of Interest Orientation
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Medical Campus

Health Related Community of Interest Orientation is an event open to all pre-select students at Miami Dade College. The workshop will familiarize students with the health related program offerings at the Medical Campus and begin to prepare students to apply for admission to these selective admission programs.
Event Image My Old Lady
6:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image Featuring Florida: "Tony Rome"
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Welcome to an Evening of Analog Media as the Wolfson Archives presents Frank Sinatra's made-in-Miami hit Tony Rome co-starring Jill St. John, Sue Lyon and Gena Rowlands -- on laserdisc!

See hard-boiled private eye Tony Rome (Sinatra) tangle over stolen jewels with a rich, dysfunctional family and mobsters while he romances good-time girl Ann Archer (St. John). Featuring such Miami locations as Vizcaya, the Fontainebleau Hotel and the 5th Street Boxing Gym, Tony Rome invites comparisons to Miami Vice. One similarity: Tony Rome lives on a boat docked at a marina, just like Sonny Crockett. But Tony doesn't have a pet alligator.

And take a look back at 20th century home entertainment with our display of vintage film and video gear, from home movie cameras to Betamax VCRs, from the Wolfson Archives' collections.
Event Image My Old Lady
8:45 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Event Image MDC Volleyball Game vs Palm Beach State College
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC Volleyball will play against Palm Beach State College at 6pm, in the Gibson Center Kendall Campus. 
Event Image My Old Lady
6:15 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Event Image My Old Lady
8:45 PM

MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Notebook (A nagy füzet)
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE NOTEBOOK (A nagy füzet)

A film by János Szász
Cast: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár

Hungary, Germany, Austria, France | 2013 | 112 min. | Drama | Rated R
Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that the grandmother is an alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They will be able to endure future hardships by learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

Screenplay: Andras Szekér, János Szász, Agota Kristof
Cinematography: Christian Berger
Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Music: Johan Johanson

2014 Academy Awards (Oscars): One of the 9 shortlisted films for the year’s Best Foreign Language Film category
2013 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Haifa International Film Festival: Won, Special Mention of the Jury
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won, Crystal Globe (Best Film), Prize Label Europa Cinemas

“János Szász's The Notebook is a thoroughly provocative WWII screed that almost deliberately goes out of its way to avoid sentimentality or bathos of any sort.” – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine | full review

“Szász achieves a great pacing with this one, patient enough to allow you to soak in the atmosphere, but nimble enough to sidestep any downtime. You don’t often come by such an effortless achievement in which so many moving parts run perfectly in sync.” - Taylor Sinople, The Focus Pull | full review

“Szasz employs Christian Berger, the regular DP for Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher; The White Ribbon; Cache), and The Notebook’s greatest strengths are its austere visual frames —it’s a magnificent looking film to get lost in.” – Nicholas Bell, IonCinema | full review

Friday, September 26, 2014

Event Image Fedora


Tower Theater

FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image My Old Lady


MY OLD LADY

A film by Israel Horovitz
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

USA | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy, Drama | PG-13
English with no subtitles

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a refined 90-year-old resident lady, living there with her incredibly protective daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (Author, Author and The Strawberry Statement). Horovitz’s plays range from The Indian Wants the Bronx (which launched the careers of Al Pacino and the late John Cazale) to the more recent What Strong Fences Make. Dividing his time between the U.S. and France, Horovitz is billed as the most-produced U.S. playwright in French theater history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest honor given to foreign artists).

Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, adapted from his play My Old Lady
Cinematography: Michel Amathieu
Editing: Stephanie Ahn, Jacob Craycroft
Music: Mark Orton

2014 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

“If you get a chance, you'll definitely want to check out one of 2014's true indie gems.” - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic | full review

“A witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, My Old Lady is, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.” - Michèle Maheux, TIFF.net | full review

“One of the best films of 2014, with compelling and affecting performances by the no-words-can-say-enough Maggie Smith…” -Marion DS Dreyfus, American Thinker | full review

“Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost, featuring an all-star cast working together at the height of their powers.” - - Melissa Thompson, We Are Movie Geek | full review
Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


Tower Theater

THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Techo Colecta (Multi-Day Event)
2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Join the Fight Against Poverty! Join the TECHO Colecta to raise awareness and funds for community programs. 9/26-9/27/14 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Event Image Fedora


FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Techo Colecta (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 7:00 PM

Medical Campus

Join the Fight Against Poverty! Join the TECHO Colecta to raise awareness and funds for community programs. 9/26-9/27/14 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Event Image Fedora


FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Event Image Fedora


FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
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
Mental Health Counseling Services
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Mental Health Counselor will be on campus every Monday from 10 am - 2 pm. If you need to speak to someone, please make sure to make an appointment through our Wellness Clinic at 305-237-4399.
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InterClub Council Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

The InterClub Council serves to provide a forum for discussions for all campus organizations as well as promote collaboration for each organization’s planned events.
Fourteen Jazz Orchestra
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Fourteen Jazz ensemble will be preforming various pieces, written by different composers.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Event Image Fedora


FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
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
Medical Campus Program Information Session
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

Medical Campus staff will be updating students on the program offerings at the Medical Campus. Don't miss an opportunity to hear about updates to the School of Nursing and Physician Assistant programs admission criteria, as well as program information for Imaging Science Programs, Physical Therapy Assistant, EMS, and Career and Technical Education programs. Room 5101 at the Hialeah Campus.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Event Image Fedora


FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Health Related Community of Interest Orientation
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Medical Campus

Health Related Community of Interest Orientation is an event open to all pre-select students at Miami Dade College. The workshop will familiarize students with the health related program offerings at the Medical Campus and begin to prepare students to apply for admission to these selective admission programs.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Event Image Fedora


FEDORA
Fully restored version
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Billy Wilder
Cast: Marthe Keller, William Holden, José Ferrer, Hildegard Knef, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Mario Adorf

Germany, France | 1978 | 116 min. | Drama, Romance | PG
English with no Subtitles

Hollywood producer Barry “Dutch” Detweiler (William Holden) travels to Corfu seeking Hollywood star Fedora (Marthe Keller) out in the Vila Calypso, located in an isolated Greek island owned by the bitter Countess Sobryanski. For the last years, Fedora has been living an unsocial reclusive life there with the countess, the plastic surgeon Doctor Vando and her assistant Miss Balfour. Dutch brings the screenplay with a version of Anna Karenina to offer to Fedora. He backs up his offer with the promise that investors would finance the film if she accepts the lead role. Fedora is receptive to the offer, but the countess and the doctor tells the producer that Fedora is mentally unstable and cannot act again. Ducth attempts to rescue the actress. In the midst of his rescue mission a series of strange events take place. Dutch travels to Paris and meets Countess Sobryanski that ultimately reveals the truth about Fedora.

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Editing: Stefan Arnsten, Fredric Steinkamp
Music: Miklós Rózsa

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics section (fully restored version)
1978 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1987 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Fotogramas de Plata: Won, Fotogramas de Plata (Best Foreign Film)

“It's Wilder at his most sublime… It's a film only a master filmmaker could have made…”
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews | full review

“Billy Wilder's Fedora is a fabulous relic.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times | full review

“A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.” - A Tu, Time Out London | full review

“Fedora is a marvelous lesson in classical storytelling and the pleasures to be had from an absorbing narrative.”
TV Guide | full review


Event Image The Skin (La pelle)


THE SKIN (La Pelle)

A film by Liliana Cavani
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni,Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ken Marshall

Italy, France | 1981 | 131 min. | Drama, War | Not Rated
Italian with English subtitles

After the defeat of the Nazi’s in Naples, Italy, life for the locals becomes very hard, especially for many women who have to sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. Based on the eponymous novel by Curzio Malaparte and featuring Marcello Mastroianni as Malaparte himself, Claudia Cardinale as Princess Consuelo Caracciolo and Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark, The Skin brilliantly describes the difficult liaisons between the Allied Army and its Italian contingent. Director Cavani’s film is an unforgettable and controversial film, an unflinching look at the moral collapse of Italian society after WW II.

Screenplay: Curzio Malaparte, Liliana Cavani, Robert Robert Katz, Catherine Breillat
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Lalo Schifrin

1981 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection
1981 Montreal Film Festival: Official selection
1982 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
1982 Italian National Syndicated of Film Journalists: Won, Silver Ribbon (Best Supporting Actress)

“A very personal adaptation of a scandalous book, Liliana Cavani's film may well appear thirty years after its release as a feminist take on the birth of the globalization process.” -Nem Baj, Auteurs at War | full review

La Pelle presents a new and more radical twist on the politics of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality at this specific time and place.” - Alessandro Giardino, Carte Italiane | full review

“This film deserves to be watched with amazement by the fact that Liliana Cavani in 1981 predicted today’s extreme economic and psychological situation in US.” -Katia Baghai, Acting Out Politics | full review
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Opening Ceremony Picasso’s artwork became the birth place of a radical change in art expression. He stepped away from the Western European tradition of figurative art by “breaking things apart”. The exhibition is an interpretative recreation of Picasso’s creative genius through the artistic eyes of Mariana Altamirano and Professor Vivian Perez.
Dance Performance: Tango Evolution
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Tango Evolution will begin with a brief documentary presentation on the historical evolution of Tango. Daysi Cepeda, Artistic Director for Creativo Dance Studio & Jaime Moran, choreographer together with one of his students, will delight the audience with a Tango dance demonstration, invite the audience to participate and explore with the process of learning the dance. During the demonstration we will include historical elements, which illustrate the origin and evolution of the Tango. Sponsored by Student Life
Latin Food Festival
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Latin Food Festival – Pam Productions Inc., Presents Music by Pamir Guanchez Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn about our upcoming events. Enjoy Latin food while listening to the enchanting music by Pamir Guanchez, a saxophonist and flutist. Mr. Guanchez’ musical background includes exotic Latin Caribbean rhythms from South and Central America to the harmonic complexity of fusion and smooth jazz.
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
5:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25

Friday, October 03, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25

Monday, October 06, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Mental Health Counseling Services
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Mental Health Counselor will be on campus every Monday from 10 am - 2 pm. If you need to speak to someone, please make sure to make an appointment through our Wellness Clinic at 305-237-4399.
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PA White Coat Ceremony
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Medical Campus
Wolfson Campus

White Coat Ceremony
MDC Jazz Faculty Concert
7:30 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC FAculty will be performing various jazz pieces

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Aboriginal Settlements in the Hicacos Peninsula, Varadero, Cuba
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture and presentation By Julio A. Obregon Mr. Obregon, graduate from the Cuban Academy of Sciences, will discuss the Pre-Columbian geography of Hicacos Peninsula, the characteristics of the archeological residuary, the cave paintings at the Ambrosio Cave which is Cuba’s Sistine Chapel of Rupestrian Art, and the main characteristics of the aboriginal communities that lived in the area. Presentation will be in Spanish
Event Image MDC Volleyball vs Eastern Florida State College
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC Volleyball will play against Eastern Florida State College at 6:00 PM in the Gibson Center Kendall Campus. 
MDC Faculty Recital
7:30 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC Faculty will be performing various piano pieces.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Visions of Puerto Rico
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture and presentation by professors Ana Maria Cepero and America Vazquez This documentary is a bird’s eye view of the island of Puerto Rico narrated by Rita Moreno.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
12:00 PM

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Care Access Health Insurance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Health insurance information
Mental Health Counseling Services
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Mental Health Counselor will be on campus every Monday from 10 am - 2 pm. If you need to speak to someone, please make sure to make an appointment through our Wellness Clinic at 305-237-4399.
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APA Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

APA Workshop by Medical Campus' Librarian Carla Clark in Room #2104
Hispanics in Hollywood
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

A Retrospective of Hollywood Stars of Hispanic origin from the Silent Years to the Present Lecture and presentation by Dr. Robert Michel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Words from the New World: The Spanish Conquerors and the Language of the Conquered
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Professor Manuel Santayana will discuss and illustrate the indigenous vocabulary of the New Continent, which is now part of the Spanish language, as recorded in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Bilingual Presentation

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
InterAmerican Campus Sustainability Day: People, Place and Prosperity
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Campus Sustainability Day is a national event celebrating sustainability in higher education across the country. At InterAmerican Campus we will be observing this day with a sustainability fair in the Flag Courtyard—including student organizations, community partners and project presentations—and with guest lectures. Hispanic heritage will be celebrated through a special presentation focusing on the role of Hispanic culture in environmental sustainability and will be reflected in student projects, the work of community partners and more.
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image MIFFecito (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

A Mid-Season Taste of MiamiFF (32nd edition runs March 6-15, 2015) with a four-day event to be held exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater. MIFFecito will distill the annual MiamiFF experience of the best of world cinema, into a weekend of 8 to 10 international, North American, US and Florida red-carpet premieres, accompanied by in-person appearances by visiting filmmakers and stars.
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
APA Workshop
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

APA Workshop by Medical Campus' Librarian Carla Clark in Room #2104
The Lost City
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

The Lost City Professor Ronald Walker will present the film “The Lost City”. This film is set in Havana, Cuba, during the revolutionary 1950s and features the story of a club owner caught in the transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro and deals with the internal and external struggles of whether or not to leave the strife-ridden area.
Dacula
8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC Theater will be performing a version of Dracula.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image MIFFecito (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

A Mid-Season Taste of MiamiFF (32nd edition runs March 6-15, 2015) with a four-day event to be held exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater. MIFFecito will distill the annual MiamiFF experience of the best of world cinema, into a weekend of 8 to 10 international, North American, US and Florida red-carpet premieres, accompanied by in-person appearances by visiting filmmakers and stars.
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dacula
8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC Theater will be performing a version of Dracula.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Book Display: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage; Learning Resources; Library
Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
September 10, 2014 - January 9, 2015
West Gallery

Intaglio includes all printmaking techniques on metal including: Engraving, Etching, Dry Point, Mezzotint, etc. All the works in the exhibition will have all these these techniques. The artists mission is to make people understand and appreciate the art of printmaking. The four artists in the show are: Agustin R. Rojas, a professional printmaker living in Toronto who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte; Noel Santiesteban, a Miami-based printmaker; Maria Sonia Martin, a painter and printmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at FIU; and Liliam Cuenca, a painter working with printmaking and works on paper, Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana,Cuba.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12 p.m.


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image MIFFecito (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

A Mid-Season Taste of MiamiFF (32nd edition runs March 6-15, 2015) with a four-day event to be held exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater. MIFFecito will distill the annual MiamiFF experience of the best of world cinema, into a weekend of 8 to 10 international, North American, US and Florida red-carpet premieres, accompanied by in-person appearances by visiting filmmakers and stars.
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
September 17 - December 12, 2014
​North Gallery

 “Human history is in essence a history of ideas” – H.G. Wells

This project focuses on the transformation of organic/non-organic evidence of our presence in the contemporary landscape through sculpture, drawing, print and film. Some of the oldest ways of expressing and documenting the human experience has been through mark making and print. Lines connecting like maps with other lines inter-connecting tracks, bridging between past, presence and futures.

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence…photographs…are incitements to reverie” – Susan Sontag (Theorist/Philosopher)
Event Image Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
September 19 - November 14, 2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

Curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Art, Saint Petersburg, FL; Work/Work is an exhibition of new works by the faculty of Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. The exhibition includes art from 25 faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

In support of Miami DDA's DWNTWN Art Days. 
Picasso: Breaking Things Apart (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Gallery Exhibition: Picasso: Breaking Things Apart Exhibition Dates: October 2 to 25
Event Image 2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Freedom Tower

2014-15 CINTAS Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
October 10 - November 9, 2014

Collection Gallery


In partnership with the prestigious CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dacula
8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

MDC Theater will be performing a version of Dracula.
  

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
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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 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
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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
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

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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
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
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
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
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
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

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:

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
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.
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 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