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March 27, 2013 - May 25, 2013

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Friday, May 29, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Saturday, May 30, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Monday, June 01, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Thursday, June 04, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Friday, June 05, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Saturday, June 06, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Sunday, June 07, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Monday, June 08, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Friday, June 12, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Monday, June 15, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Friday, June 19, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Saturday, June 20, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Monday, June 22, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Thursday, June 25, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Friday, June 26, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Saturday, June 27, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Monday, June 29, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image REWIND: WTFLORIDA?: "Fairy Tales Of Florida"
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

The Great State of Florida has a reputation. People see Florida as fringy and freaky, more fluky than fabulous. And viewers who drop by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives’ REWIND screening series “WTFLORIDA?” during the summer of 2015 will probably come away thinking much the same thing.

“WTFLORIDA?” begins with “Fairy Tales of Florida,” a 1986 series of special reports reported by John Holden for WTVJ-TV in Miami. In the series, Holden visits such eccentric Floridians as VanDerCar, at one time Miami’s resident warlock; Howard Solomon, an offbeat artist whose best-known creation is his home in rural Hardee County, which takes the shape of a medieval castle; Kendall Thurston, a man who makes his home in a tree house on the Suwannee River, and others.

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

“WTFLORIDA?: Fairy Tales of Florida” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring a variety of issues in Florida history.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.

Opinions expressed in the accompanying video are historical artifacts and do not reflect the opinions or policies of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives or Miami Dade College.
Event Image Manglehorn
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

MANGLEHORN

A film by David Gordon Green
Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina

USA | 2014 | 97 min. | Drama | PG-13

Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn (Academy Award winner Al Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Screenplay: Paul Logan
Cinematography: Tim Orr
Editing: Colin Patton
Music: Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo

2015 SXSW Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Green operates in a smarter mode of storytelling, giving the audience the benefit of the doubt that they'll notice the details, and he's clearly whispered Pacino into giving a nuanced and human-sized turn.” -Alonso Duralde, TheWrap | full review

“…the craft of the director continues to prove himself as one of the less predictable and most skilled craftsmen around.” - Catherine Bray, Hitfix | full review

“For filmmaker and actor…pay dividends and the result gently dazzles.” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“Rich and compelling performances from his actors, in particular his leading man.” -Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys | full review

“The finest performance Pacino has delivered in years.” -Xan Brooks, Guardian | full review

“It's a rustic film that capitalizes on the tokens of the past in a style that's less nostalgic and more endearing.” -Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound | full review


Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Woman In Gold (Spanish Subtitles)
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

WOMAN IN GOLD (SPANISH SUBTITLES)

A film by Simon Curtis
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce

USA | 2015 | 109 min. | Drama | PG-13
English with Spanish Subtitles

Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

Screenplay: Alexi Kaye Campbell, E. Randol Schoenberg (Life Story), Maria Altmann (Life Story)
Cinematography: Ross Emery
Editing: Peter Lambert
Music: Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer

“It’s a touching film that entertains with warmth and humor while teaching us something about history, law and justice with enormous heart, subtlety and compassion, brilliantly acted and skillfully written...” -Rex Reed, New York Observer | full review

Woman in Gold…works both as a reminder of past wrongs and an assurance that justice sometimes triumphs.” -James Berardinelli, ReelViews | full review

Woman In Gold bends a complicated legal quagmire—heavy on questions of ownership and national responsibility—into a crowd-pleasing” -A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club | full review

“The stirring true story is this drama’s standout feature.” -Anna Smith, Empire | full review

“The transformation of Reynold's lawyer from a bumbler and stumbler to a victorious litigator, sticking it to an entire nation, is the stuff of a Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart pic.” -Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

“Beautifully photographed and greatly elevated by a brilliant performance from the invaluable Helen Mirren.” -Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times | full review 

Woman In Gold is a thoroughly enjoyable story, engagingly told and with a nice line in gentle humour to balance the legal battle structure” -Mark Adams, Screen International | full review



Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
8:15 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image Manglehorn
8:15 PM

Tower Theater

MANGLEHORN

A film by David Gordon Green
Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina

USA | 2014 | 97 min. | Drama | PG-13

Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn (Academy Award winner Al Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Screenplay: Paul Logan
Cinematography: Tim Orr
Editing: Colin Patton
Music: Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo

2015 SXSW Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Green operates in a smarter mode of storytelling, giving the audience the benefit of the doubt that they'll notice the details, and he's clearly whispered Pacino into giving a nuanced and human-sized turn.” -Alonso Duralde, TheWrap | full review

“…the craft of the director continues to prove himself as one of the less predictable and most skilled craftsmen around.” - Catherine Bray, Hitfix | full review

“For filmmaker and actor…pay dividends and the result gently dazzles.” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“Rich and compelling performances from his actors, in particular his leading man.” -Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys | full review

“The finest performance Pacino has delivered in years.” -Xan Brooks, Guardian | full review

“It's a rustic film that capitalizes on the tokens of the past in a style that's less nostalgic and more endearing.” -Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound | full review


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Summer Festival
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Come and celebrate Independence Day (July 4th.) Games, activities, refreshments, and information. (Outdoor skin protection available.)
Free Exercise Classes
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Yoga on Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting June 24, 5-5:45pm 
Event Image Manglehorn
7:10 PM

Tower Theater

MANGLEHORN

A film by David Gordon Green
Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina

USA | 2014 | 97 min. | Drama | PG-13

Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn (Academy Award winner Al Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Screenplay: Paul Logan
Cinematography: Tim Orr
Editing: Colin Patton
Music: Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo

2015 SXSW Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Green operates in a smarter mode of storytelling, giving the audience the benefit of the doubt that they'll notice the details, and he's clearly whispered Pacino into giving a nuanced and human-sized turn.” -Alonso Duralde, TheWrap | full review

“…the craft of the director continues to prove himself as one of the less predictable and most skilled craftsmen around.” - Catherine Bray, Hitfix | full review

“For filmmaker and actor…pay dividends and the result gently dazzles.” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“Rich and compelling performances from his actors, in particular his leading man.” -Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys | full review

“The finest performance Pacino has delivered in years.” -Xan Brooks, Guardian | full review

“It's a rustic film that capitalizes on the tokens of the past in a style that's less nostalgic and more endearing.” -Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
9:00 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
9:00 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Thursday, July 02, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image REWIND: WTFLORIDA?: "Fairy Tales Of Florida"
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

The Great State of Florida has a reputation. People see Florida as fringy and freaky, more fluky than fabulous. And viewers who drop by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives’ REWIND screening series “WTFLORIDA?” during the summer of 2015 will probably come away thinking much the same thing.

“WTFLORIDA?” begins with “Fairy Tales of Florida,” a 1986 series of special reports reported by John Holden for WTVJ-TV in Miami. In the series, Holden visits such eccentric Floridians as VanDerCar, at one time Miami’s resident warlock; Howard Solomon, an offbeat artist whose best-known creation is his home in rural Hardee County, which takes the shape of a medieval castle; Kendall Thurston, a man who makes his home in a tree house on the Suwannee River, and others.

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

“WTFLORIDA?: Fairy Tales of Florida” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring a variety of issues in Florida history.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.

Opinions expressed in the accompanying video are historical artifacts and do not reflect the opinions or policies of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives or Miami Dade College.
Event Image Manglehorn
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

MANGLEHORN

A film by David Gordon Green
Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina

USA | 2014 | 97 min. | Drama | PG-13

Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn (Academy Award winner Al Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Screenplay: Paul Logan
Cinematography: Tim Orr
Editing: Colin Patton
Music: Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo

2015 SXSW Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Green operates in a smarter mode of storytelling, giving the audience the benefit of the doubt that they'll notice the details, and he's clearly whispered Pacino into giving a nuanced and human-sized turn.” -Alonso Duralde, TheWrap | full review

“…the craft of the director continues to prove himself as one of the less predictable and most skilled craftsmen around.” - Catherine Bray, Hitfix | full review

“For filmmaker and actor…pay dividends and the result gently dazzles.” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“Rich and compelling performances from his actors, in particular his leading man.” -Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys | full review

“The finest performance Pacino has delivered in years.” -Xan Brooks, Guardian | full review

“It's a rustic film that capitalizes on the tokens of the past in a style that's less nostalgic and more endearing.” -Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound | full review


Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image Manglehorn
6:15 PM

Tower Theater

MANGLEHORN

A film by David Gordon Green
Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina

USA | 2014 | 97 min. | Drama | PG-13

Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn (Academy Award winner Al Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Screenplay: Paul Logan
Cinematography: Tim Orr
Editing: Colin Patton
Music: Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo

2015 SXSW Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Venice Film Festival: Official Selection

“Green operates in a smarter mode of storytelling, giving the audience the benefit of the doubt that they'll notice the details, and he's clearly whispered Pacino into giving a nuanced and human-sized turn.” -Alonso Duralde, TheWrap | full review

“…the craft of the director continues to prove himself as one of the less predictable and most skilled craftsmen around.” - Catherine Bray, Hitfix | full review

“For filmmaker and actor…pay dividends and the result gently dazzles.” -Jessica Kiang, The Playlist | full review

“Rich and compelling performances from his actors, in particular his leading man.” -Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys | full review

“The finest performance Pacino has delivered in years.” -Xan Brooks, Guardian | full review

“It's a rustic film that capitalizes on the tokens of the past in a style that's less nostalgic and more endearing.” -Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
8:15 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
8:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Friday, July 03, 2015

Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image Little Death
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Testament of Youth
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image Little Death
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image Testament of Youth
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Saturday, July 04, 2015

Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image Testament of Youth
1:55 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
2:05 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image Little Death
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image Testament of Youth
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Little Death
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image Testament of Youth
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Sunday, July 05, 2015

Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image Testament of Youth
1:55 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image Testament of Youth
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image Little Death
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
7:05 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Monday, July 06, 2015

Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
United Way Fundraiser
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Campus

Come and support Medical Campus on Mondays during the month of June & July at our Breakfast & Snack table. United Way Pre-Kick Off fundraiser... Mornings 8AM - 11:30AM Afternoons 2:30PM - 5PM
Free Exercise Classes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Pilates on Mondays for 6 weeks starting June 29, 2015 1-2pm
Event Image Little Death
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image Testament of Youth
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image 10,000 KM
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image REWIND: WTFLORIDA?: "Fairy Tales Of Florida"
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

The Great State of Florida has a reputation. People see Florida as fringy and freaky, more fluky than fabulous. And viewers who drop by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives’ REWIND screening series “WTFLORIDA?” during the summer of 2015 will probably come away thinking much the same thing.

“WTFLORIDA?” begins with “Fairy Tales of Florida,” a 1986 series of special reports reported by John Holden for WTVJ-TV in Miami. In the series, Holden visits such eccentric Floridians as VanDerCar, at one time Miami’s resident warlock; Howard Solomon, an offbeat artist whose best-known creation is his home in rural Hardee County, which takes the shape of a medieval castle; Kendall Thurston, a man who makes his home in a tree house on the Suwannee River, and others.

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

“WTFLORIDA?: Fairy Tales of Florida” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring a variety of issues in Florida history.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.

Opinions expressed in the accompanying video are historical artifacts and do not reflect the opinions or policies of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives or Miami Dade College.
Event Image World Stages Series: Il Trovatore With Netrebko And Domingo
1:15 PM

Tower Theater

WORLD STAGES SERIES | SCREENING 2 | IL TROVATORE WITH NETREBKO AND DOMINGO

Cast: Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Gaston Rivero, Marina Prudenskaya, Adrian Sâmpetrean, Anna Lapkovskaja, Florian Hoffmann

2014 | 145 min. | Opera |High Definition
Sung in Italian

This musical feast from Berlin State Opera stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim. Anna Netrebko, “in devastating form” (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. At her side, the “exceptional” Marina Prudenskaya excels as the vengeful gypsy Azucena whose performance emanates “volcanic heat from the depths of her mezzo-soprano” and portrays “every shade of tenderness and ruthlessness” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Plácido Domingo, once the most-sought-after Manrico of his generation, stars for the first time as Conte di Luna, radiating the “Domingo warmth of past times” with “his magical stage presence [that] ennobles every evening of opera” (Die Welt). To complete the foursome, Gaston Rivero is a delightful Manrico “with an attractive timbre, well-judged phrasing, fine legato” (Opernglas). Daniel Barenboim’s debut in conducting this work is “positively sensational” (Berliner Zeitung), “creat[ing] wonderful moments of soft tone … and reveal[ing] a constantly fascinating Verdi” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
Philipp Stölzl, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen director blends historical and modern elements into a colorful, Alice in Wonderland-inspired production, brilliantly realizing Verdi’s filmic shifts between past and present in surrealistic video projections and a fascinating choreography of scenic lighting. Musical America writes “the aesthetic creates a tone of classic and comic” and Le Monde praises the production’s “glamorous display and virtuosic stylistic mix for this staging with Philipp Stölzl’s signature”. The lavish period costumes by Ursula Kundra and “the expert lighting by Olaf Freese” (Express, UK) make their own contribution to this brilliant staging.

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Director and Set Designer: Philipp Stölzl
Chorus Master: Martin Wright
Chorus: Staatsopernchor Berlin
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin

$ 18, General admission
$ 17, Seniors, MDC Staff, Students
$ 16, MDC students, MFS and Tower Members

Event Image Little Death
6:25 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
8:15 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image Testament of Youth
8:15 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
4:25 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

Event Image Testament of Youth
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Free Exercise Classes
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Yoga on Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting June 24, 5-5:45pm 
Event Image Testament of Youth
6:50 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







Event Image World Stages Series: Il Trovatore With Netrebko And Domingo
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

WORLD STAGES SERIES | SCREENING 2 | IL TROVATORE WITH NETREBKO AND DOMINGO

Cast: Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Gaston Rivero, Marina Prudenskaya, Adrian Sâmpetrean, Anna Lapkovskaja, Florian Hoffmann

2014 | 145 min. | Opera |High Definition
Sung in Italian

This musical feast from Berlin State Opera stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim. Anna Netrebko, “in devastating form” (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. At her side, the “exceptional” Marina Prudenskaya excels as the vengeful gypsy Azucena whose performance emanates “volcanic heat from the depths of her mezzo-soprano” and portrays “every shade of tenderness and ruthlessness” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Plácido Domingo, once the most-sought-after Manrico of his generation, stars for the first time as Conte di Luna, radiating the “Domingo warmth of past times” with “his magical stage presence [that] ennobles every evening of opera” (Die Welt). To complete the foursome, Gaston Rivero is a delightful Manrico “with an attractive timbre, well-judged phrasing, fine legato” (Opernglas). Daniel Barenboim’s debut in conducting this work is “positively sensational” (Berliner Zeitung), “creat[ing] wonderful moments of soft tone … and reveal[ing] a constantly fascinating Verdi” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
Philipp Stölzl, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen director blends historical and modern elements into a colorful, Alice in Wonderland-inspired production, brilliantly realizing Verdi’s filmic shifts between past and present in surrealistic video projections and a fascinating choreography of scenic lighting. Musical America writes “the aesthetic creates a tone of classic and comic” and Le Monde praises the production’s “glamorous display and virtuosic stylistic mix for this staging with Philipp Stölzl’s signature”. The lavish period costumes by Ursula Kundra and “the expert lighting by Olaf Freese” (Express, UK) make their own contribution to this brilliant staging.

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Director and Set Designer: Philipp Stölzl
Chorus Master: Martin Wright
Chorus: Staatsopernchor Berlin
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin

$ 18, General admission
$ 17, Seniors, MDC Staff, Students
$ 16, MDC students, MFS and Tower Members

Event Image Little Death
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Thursday, July 09, 2015

Event Image Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA SERIES
A monthly screening of contemporary and classic Italian films presented by
Società Dante Alighieri, CinemaItaly Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

MINE VAGANTI (Loose Cannons)

A film by Ferzan Özpetek
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Lunetta Savino

Italy | 2010 | 110 min. | Comedy, Romance, Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles

Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet himself – and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son -- until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Will Tommaso have to choose between family and true happiness?

Screenplay: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

2011 CinEuphoria Awards: Won Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Preziosi), Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Grimaudo), Best Actor (Riccardo Scamarcio)
2010 David di Donatello Awards: Won Best Supporting Actress (Ilaria Occhini), Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini)
2010 European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award, Best Film, Best Composer
2010 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won Best Supporting Actor (Ennio Fantastichini), Best Supporting Actress (Lunetta Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci), Best Cinematography
Best Song (Migliore Canzone)
2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Won Best Narrative Feature

“It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall | full review

“…amusing and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.” -Tom Dawson, Total Film | full review

“…engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well-acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.” -Ben Walters, Time Out | full review

“The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.” -Liz Braun, Jam! Movies | full review

“Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes.” -Nick Hasted, Little White Lies | full review







Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Event Image REWIND: WTFLORIDA?: "Fairy Tales Of Florida"
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

The Great State of Florida has a reputation. People see Florida as fringy and freaky, more fluky than fabulous. And viewers who drop by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives’ REWIND screening series “WTFLORIDA?” during the summer of 2015 will probably come away thinking much the same thing.

“WTFLORIDA?” begins with “Fairy Tales of Florida,” a 1986 series of special reports reported by John Holden for WTVJ-TV in Miami. In the series, Holden visits such eccentric Floridians as VanDerCar, at one time Miami’s resident warlock; Howard Solomon, an offbeat artist whose best-known creation is his home in rural Hardee County, which takes the shape of a medieval castle; Kendall Thurston, a man who makes his home in a tree house on the Suwannee River, and others.

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

“WTFLORIDA?: Fairy Tales of Florida” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring a variety of issues in Florida history.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.

Opinions expressed in the accompanying video are historical artifacts and do not reflect the opinions or policies of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives or Miami Dade College.
Event Image Testament of Youth
3:45 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
3:55 PM

Tower Theater

THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita Tova)
A film by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast: Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor

Israel | 2014 | 95 min. | Comedy, Drama | Not Rated
Hebrew with English Subtitles

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma.

Screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cinematography: Tobias Hochstein
Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Avi Belleli

2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Won Best Actor (Ze'ev Revach), Best Cinematography, Best Sound; Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein), Best Supporting Actor
(Ilan Dar), Best Supporting Actress (Aliza Rosen), Best Screenplay, Best Music
2014 Haifa International Film Festival: Won Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein)
2014 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won Best Film, Best Actress (Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen)
2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Brian Award, BNL People's Choice Award

“There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

“A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death.” -Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine | full review

“The performers, working in Hebrew (with English subtitles), make their characters empathetic, emphatic, human and humane.” -Roger Moore, Tribune News Service | full review

“Curious mix of sensitive writing and cumbrous scene staging, but its severity is thankfully tempered by an expressive, sympathetic cast.” -Abby Garnett, Village Voice | full review

“The film’s deft, improbable balance of tone makes its success feel well-deserved.”-Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve | full review

“A film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“...opens with a genuinely hilarious opening that sets the stage for a wry yet heartfelt comedy/drama.”
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review


Event Image Testament of Youth
6:00 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image Escobar: Paradise Lost
6:05 PM

Tower Theater

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

A film by Andrea di Stefano
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, Ana Girardo

France, USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Romance, Drama | Rated R

Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). The film is the directorial debut of veteran Italian actor Andrea di Stefano (The Prince of Homburg, Eat Pray Love)

Screenplay: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano
Cinematography: Luis David Sansans
Editing: David Brenner, Maryline Monthieux
Music: Max Richter

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Telluride International Film Festival: Official selection

“It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helming.” -Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“A suspenseful and labyrinthine tale that, while fictional, is both suspenseful and insightful.” -Bruce Demara, Toronto Star | full review

“Tense, if a little tame given its explosive subject, Escobar: Paradise Lost benefits from a suspenseful final act and a menacing Benicio del Toro” -Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered | full review

“A genre film that gets a lift above mediocrity thanks to an overripe performance by Benicio del Toro as a slovenly, charismatic king of blow.” -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail | full review

“Solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.” -Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium | full review

“Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.” -David D'Arcy, Screen International | full review

The Museum of Contemporary Art of THE African Diaspora Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

North Campus

Join the vision of creating a preeminent contemporary fine art museum in Greater Miami dedicated to the art and artist of the Global African Diaspora.
Event Image Testament of Youth
8:15 PM

Tower Theater

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

A film by James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson

United Kingdom | 2014 | 129 min. | Biography, Drama, History | PG-13

In 1914, Vera Brittain (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington), and their friends Victor (Colin Morgan), and Geoffrey (Jonathan Bailey), are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. This is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of that war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but ultimately was unable to break her extraordinary spirit. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. Published in 1933, Testament of Youth became an instant hit. It was followed by two other memoirs: Testament of Friendship (1940) and Testament of Experience (1957).

Screenplay: Vera Brittain (Autobiography), Juliette Towhidi
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
Editing: Lucia Zucchetti
Music: Max Richter

2015 London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
2014 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander)
2014 London Film Festival: Official Selection

“From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“Evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions. “ - Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

“Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.”
-Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Vikander never goes for the easy emotion, though, choosing instead to play against what conventional melodrama would dictate her reaction should be. This understatedness is always the right choice, and it makes for a far more effective — and affecting — film.” -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post | full review

“When it was published in 1933, Brittain’s Testament of Youth was a best-seller. Timing is everything in the book world, and the memoir arrived just as intelligent people were beginning to dread and fear a second world war. To see this film is to understand — not in an intellectual way, but in a direct, visceral way — why the British ignored the threat of Adolf Hitler for so long.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | full review


Event Image Little Death
8:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE LITTLE DEATH

A film by Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box

Australia | 2014 | 96 min. | Comedy | Not Rated

The Little Death
, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Screenplay: Josh Lawson
Cinematography: Simon Chapman
Editing: Christian Gazal
Music: Michael Yezerski

2015 Australian Film Institute: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Patrick Brammall), Best Supporting Actor (T.J. Power), Best Lead Actress (Kate Box) Best Lead Actor (Damon Herriman), Best Supporting Actress (Erin James), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Mulvany)
2015 SXSW Film Festival: Won Audience Award
2014 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Won Audience Award

“The actors are all game and well paired” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“A brightly performed, amusing and provocative entertainment that might have you rethinking what constitutes a normal sex life.” -Trevor Johnston, Radio Times | full review

“The film is truly much more than it reads on its surface, a far cry from the tired and formulaic rom-coms moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood.” -Evan Rodriguez, Austin American-Statesman | full review

“...morphs from very good to instant classic in its final stretch...” -David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews | full review

“The Little Death is bold, brave and original.” -Evan Williams, The Australian | full review

“An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered | full review

Friday, July 10, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
8:00 PM

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Koubek Center

BR - Trans
Addressing the importance of family, school, religion, politics and art to the transgender community, the play depicts the lives of transgender and cross-dressing people through documentary theatre. BR-TRANS is about facts, about reality, and features a “trans-Brazil” character fashioned from the convergence of and displacement between northeastern and southern Brazil. Sponsored by Odebrecht,  Sesc, Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami, Banco do Brasil.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Little England (Mikra Anglia)


Tower Theater

LITTLE ENGLAND (Mikra Anglia)

A film by Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Greece | 2014 | 132 min. | Drama, Romance | Not Rated
Greek with English subtitles

Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, part of the Cyclades archipelago with a long history of military embroilment and seafaring turmoil, Little England is not only the title of this film but also the name of a shipping enterprise introduced to the viewer as the story progresses. The opening scene of rolling ocean waves and crashing surf is a forbearance of the story's schedule of turbulent events. 20 year-old Orsa (Penelope Tsilika) is passionately in love with second mate Spyros Maltabes (Andreas Konstantinou), a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother, Mina. Her energetic younger sister, Moscha (Sofia Kokkali), is determined to leave Andros and escape the typical woman's fate on the island; marrying sailors, who are the mainstay of Andros's economy and constantly absent due to their seafaring duties. Mina (Anneza Papadopoulou), herself the wife of a captain who prefers the Atlántico Sur over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of blind marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her beleaguered logic onto her daughters to protect them from the predictable heartache that women on Andros suffer as a result of marrying seafarers.

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani
Cinematography: Simos Sarketzis
Editing: Takis Giannopoulos
Music: Katerina Polemi

2015 Oscars: Greece’s Candidate - Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards: Won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Scenography, Best Actress (Pinelopi Tsilika), Nominated for Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali), Best Supporting Actor (Christos Kalavrouzos), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
2014 Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Motion Picture
2014 Shanghai International Film Festival: Won Best Film

“A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.”
-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A Greek tragedy... poetic in words, precise in its images...” -Carlos F. Freitas, Always Watch Good Movies | full review 



Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Koubek Center

BR - Trans
Addressing the importance of family, school, religion, politics and art to the transgender community, the play depicts the lives of transgender and cross-dressing people through documentary theatre. BR-TRANS is about facts, about reality, and features a “trans-Brazil” character fashioned from the convergence of and displacement between northeastern and southern Brazil. Sponsored by Odebrecht,  Sesc, Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami, Banco do Brasil.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Koubek Center

BR - Trans
Addressing the importance of family, school, religion, politics and art to the transgender community, the play depicts the lives of transgender and cross-dressing people through documentary theatre. BR-TRANS is about facts, about reality, and features a “trans-Brazil” character fashioned from the convergence of and displacement between northeastern and southern Brazil. Sponsored by Odebrecht,  Sesc, Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami, Banco do Brasil.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
United Way Fundraiser
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Campus

Come and support Medical Campus on Mondays during the month of June & July at our Breakfast & Snack table. United Way Pre-Kick Off fundraiser... Mornings 8AM - 11:30AM Afternoons 2:30PM - 5PM
Free Exercise Classes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Pilates on Mondays for 6 weeks starting June 29, 2015 1-2pm

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Free Exercise Classes
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Yoga on Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting June 24, 5-5:45pm 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Event Image 10,000 KM


Tower Theater

10,000 KM

A film by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer

Spain | 2014 | 99 min. | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rated R

Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment.They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing: Juliana Montañés

2015 Gaudí Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Natalia Tena), Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer)
2015 Goya Awards: Won Best New Director, Nominated for Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2015 Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain): Nominated for Best New Director, Best New Actor (David Verdaguer), Best New Actress (Natalia Tena)
2014 SXSW Film Festival: Won Narrative Feature
2014 Seattle International Film Festival: Won New Director's Showcase Award
2014 Stockholm Film Festival: Won Telia Film Award
2014 European Film Awards: Nominated for European Discovery of the Year

“Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety | full review

“The filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

10,000 Km is a stunning debut that richly deserves every accolade it will receive. Marques-Marcet is a director to keep a very close eye on.” -David James, We Got This Covered | full review

“A well-crafted, tightly controlled and emotionally probing X-ray of the attempts of one couple to use tech to keep their relationship alive across a continent and an ocean.” -Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world.” -Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys | full review


Event Image Strangerland


Tower Theater

STRANGERLAND

A film by Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving

Australia | 2015 | 112 min. | Drama, Thriller | Rated R

Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate.

Screenplay: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
Cinematography: P.J. Dillon
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Music: Keefus Ciancia

2015 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2015 Sydney Film Festival: Official selection

“There's a wonderful mood and sense of place about Kim Farrant's debut feature set in the Australian outback” - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile | full review

“Bold, extremely accomplished and confident ... it's got a foot in each of the commercial and arthouse camps, and is entertaining in both ... gripping, thrilling, creepy and exciting.” -CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia) | full review

“Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying a vulnerability and depth that has not been seen since her appearance in The Paperboy, Kidman’s Catherine is engaging and heartbreaking.” – Heath Jones, The Film Stage | full review


UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 17, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Koubek Center

Apple of my Eye
Written and performed by a person with Down syndrome and featuring a cast of ten actors, Apple of My Eye tells the story of a young woman in search of love and social acceptance. The play connects text, vocal techniques, multimedia and physical theatre to advance a non-judgmental view of others. Produced by Nettles Artists Collective (NYC), the play shows that genius and originality are not exclusive to certain groups. Sponsored by Odebrecht, Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami, Banco do Brasil.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Koubek Center

Apple of my Eye
Written and performed by a person with Down syndrome and featuring a cast of ten actors, Apple of My Eye tells the story of a young woman in search of love and social acceptance. The play connects text, vocal techniques, multimedia and physical theatre to advance a non-judgmental view of others. Produced by Nettles Artists Collective (NYC), the play shows that genius and originality are not exclusive to certain groups. Sponsored by Odebrecht, Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami, Banco do Brasil.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Koubek Center

Apple of my Eye
Written and performed by a person with Down syndrome and featuring a cast of ten actors, Apple of My Eye tells the story of a young woman in search of love and social acceptance. The play connects text, vocal techniques, multimedia and physical theatre to advance a non-judgmental view of others. Produced by Nettles Artists Collective (NYC), the play shows that genius and originality are not exclusive to certain groups. Sponsored by Odebrecht, Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami, Banco do Brasil.

Monday, July 20, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
United Way Fundraiser
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Campus

Come and support Medical Campus on Mondays during the month of June & July at our Breakfast & Snack table. United Way Pre-Kick Off fundraiser... Mornings 8AM - 11:30AM Afternoons 2:30PM - 5PM
Free Exercise Classes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Pilates on Mondays for 6 weeks starting June 29, 2015 1-2pm

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Free Exercise Classes
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Yoga on Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting June 24, 5-5:45pm 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Koubek Center

Ex - Que Revienten los Actores (To Hell with the Actors)
The story of a girl with sorrow that grew with time, a need that deepened day by day and a problem that blew up in the face of those who wouldn’t listen.This is the stoy of a family that comes together one Christmas after many years apart. Sponsored by Logo Meta.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

UNDEEP Art Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 9:00 PM

North Campus

In collaboration with Consulate General of Mexico we bring the exhibition UNDEEP by Leni Ibargüengoytia. This exhibition explores the position of human being in the current world through figures who seek the sense of their existence in the depth of the sea. Exhibit is free and open to the public until July 26th.  Exhibit Hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  
Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Koubek Center

Ex - Que Revienten los Actores (To Hell with the Actors)
The story of a girl with sorrow that grew with time, a need that deepened day by day and a problem that blew up in the face of those who wouldn’t listen.This is the stoy of a family that comes together one Christmas after many years apart. Sponsored by Logo Meta.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Madrid 1900 Play (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 10:00 PM

North Campus

An adaptation of Sublime Decision from Miguel Mihura. Directed by Max Ferrá, this comedic play reflects the emerging social consciousness of women in a past society bound by convention. Play is FREE and open to the public.
Fridays - July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m.
Event Image 30th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Koubek Center

Ex - Que Revienten los Actores (To Hell with the Actors)
The story of a girl with sorrow that grew with time, a need that deepened day by day and a problem that blew up in the face of those who wouldn’t listen.This is the stoy of a family that comes together one Christmas after many years apart. Sponsored by Logo Meta.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Free Exercise Classes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Pilates on Mondays for 6 weeks starting June 29, 2015 1-2pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Free Exercise Classes
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Free exercise classes!  Yoga on Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting June 24, 5-5:45pm 
  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Easter Donation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Donate Easter baskets and gifts for children ages 1-14. Bring donations to Student Life, Room 1163.
Easter Donations (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Donate Easter Items to support community activist, Essie "Big mama" Reed and Team of Life, Inc. Easter Baskets for ages 1-11 Gifts for ages 12-14 Drop off location: Student Life Lounge
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
The Essence of Women (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 6:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Come and enjoy this exhibition of artworks by both men and women that focus on the subject of women
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Introduction to Energy Healing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Prof. Lisa Shaw will be showing how psychic energy helps to heal the body through Reiki
Palmetum Gardens Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Dr. Steven Ritter will conduct a tour of the North Campus Palmetum and showcase the variety of palms on display from around the world.
Arboretum Gardens Tour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Campus

Dr. Steven Ritter will conduct a tour of the North Campus Arboretum Gardens explaining the various flowering trees and their important to our environment.

Women Health Presentation
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

The students will learn about women’s health and nutrition. Ticketed lunch to follow. 12 noon – 3 pm Room 401
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: Minispective
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Easter Donation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Donate Easter baskets and gifts for children ages 1-14. Bring donations to Student Life, Room 1163.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Women in STEM Fields
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Come and hear a lecture about Women in STEM fields by biologist Jennifer Smith, assistant director of the Southeast Region of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: Minispective
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Dress to Impress
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Medical Campus

A first impression is key to obtaining your dream job. Join us as we fashion the most current trends in business and medical attire. Door prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be served.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film
A League of Their Own: Fact or Fiction?
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Portions of the film, A League of Their Own, dealing with women in baseball during World War II will be shown as well as portions of a documentary about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. How much of A League of Their Own is based on fact or if it is fiction will be discussed. Presenter: Professor Beth Cloues
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: Minispective
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut (Die Blechtrommel)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

The complete version, re-mastered by the director

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Andréa Ferréol, Charles Aznavour

Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the current Director’s Cut reincorporates sequences and characters that novelist Günter Grass lobbied for - the Rasputin orgy and the crazed Treblinka survivor-disinfector Fajngold - from twenty-one minutes trimmed to the bin thirty years ago. The result is a visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz and Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel by
Günter Grass
Additional dialogue by Günter Grass
Cinematography by Igor Luther
Editing by Suzanne Baron
Music by Maurice Jarre

1979 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Palme d'Or (Tied with Apocalypse Now)
1980 US Academy Awards (Oscars): Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Film
1980 Bodil Awards: Won, Best European Film
1980 César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Japanese Academy Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“One of cinema's greatest coming of age stories…” - Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com

“It stands with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun as one of the finest German films of the 1970s.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“Volker Schlöndorff is perhaps the most profound of the young German directors who rose in the 1970s, and his brilliant movie is artistically fascinating.” - Glenn Erickson, Film Savant

“His visual translation of Grass’ mix of stark realism and comic fantasy is truly brilliant. “ – Tim Sheridan, Paste Magazine

“One of the ways in which the film is able to seem un-intimidated by the reputation of its source (Grass won a Nobel Prize in Literature; the film got a Best Foreign-Language Oscar®) stems from Schlondorff's decision to pitch it closer to Rabelais than Goethe as it visits the strife that rained down on Danzig (currently Gdansk, Poland),” - Jay Carr, Turner Classic Movies
Event Image NO
3:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image NO
2:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
2:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
7:05 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
7:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Earth Day themed
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Earth Day themed student tables
Fracking-energy Independence at last?
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture "fracking" energy independence at last? presented by Dr. Carlos Fernandez
Giant Insect Takes over Kendall Campus!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Visual Arts Student Organization (VASO) will unleash an insect that will make its way with menacing maneuvers from the Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts to Building R. VASO members will perform their own whimsical version of the Jitterbug dance.
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
10:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Power Shift (film)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Power Shift. Narrated by actress Cameron Diaz, Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability documents the various ways energy is consumed throughout the world, and discusses various plans under way to find a sustainable energy source so as not to draw on the Earth's natural resources.
MDC Jazz Vocal Student Recital
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kendall Campus

This recital has been a highlight for the jazz vocal department in recent years as it showcases the extraordinary talent that the students involved in the program possess. These students are chosen by audition and are the best of the best so come celebrate a night of wonderful music with us!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Southeast Florida Coral Reefs
8:25 AM - 9:40 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Southeast Florida Coral Reefs. Lecture about Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) presented by Julio Jimenez 8:25-9:40 A.M. Room 401
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Artist Derrick Adams
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Derrick Adams, a multidisciplinary New York-based artist, will give a presentation about his artistic process. Adams studied at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

The emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE
ONLY IN SELECTED THEATERS NATION WIDE – ONE NIGHT ONLY
ON SALE NOW – ONLINE AND BOX OFFICE

Directed by Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart
Starring Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart, Mick Fleetwood, Glen Ballard, Reese Witherspoon
USA | 2012 | 112 min |Documentary, musical | English with no subtitles | Not Rated

An Intimate portrait of one of rock's most enduring and legendary artists, the multi Grammy Award winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks, one of the lead singers and the emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac, as she and former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album In Your Dreams. The inner life of the elusive singer has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public. For the first time, Stevie Nicks allowed cameras inside her magical old mansion high atop the hills of LA with a wild cast of musicians and friends. Nicks, who has produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums as writer of such iconic songs as Landslide,Gold Dust Woman and Edge of 17, is regularly cited by stars as diverse as Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Courtney Love, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks and John Mayer as an iconic favorite and heroine and is a continuous inspiration to the world's top fashion designers. Two days after the film commercial premiere on April 2nd, Stevie Nicks, is embarking on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 world tour.

Cinematography by Paul Boyd
Editing by Shane Mclafferty
Produced by Weapons of Mass Entertainment.
In Your Dreams record was co-written by Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart

“One of the 100 greatest singers of all time.” – Rolling Stones magazine

"When you see it, you are going to be living in my world for one hour and forty minutes." – Stevie Nicks

ONE SCREENING ONLY
Tuesday, April 2, 6:45 p.m.
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Arts & Letters Day


Kendall Campus

Arts & Letters Day, Kendall Campus
The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
The Last Survivor Screening
7:40 AM - 8:40 AM

Homestead Campus

A story about genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy.
Heart of the Arts Photography Exhibit
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kendall Campus

This juried exhibition displays works by MDC photography students with the theme Heart of the Arts. Coordinated by Tony Chirinos
Focus on Dance
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Focus on Dance
Joanna Ursal and Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinators

MDC Kendall Dance Program and MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble present Focus on Dance: an emergence of student led choreographic dialogue, scenography and movement. The performance will be preceded by a Q & A
Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Nonnative Burmese pythons (one of the largest snakes on the planet) plague is spreading throughout the Florida Everglades. Lecture presented by Larry Perez
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Egg Drop Contest
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Successfully design a container to keep an egg from breaking or cracking when dropped from a second floor height onto shell shattering concrete.
Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jody Steiger will deliver a speech on the importance of the arts in the community. Steiger has divided her career between the performing arts - as both designer and director - and the fields of educational innovation and curriculum planning. She holds a doctorate degree in education with special emphasis on the role of the arts in education and social development. She’s a member of the board of AcciónArte and the Board of the Orchestra of the Americas and the Fundación ARDE (Arte para el Desarrollo), and the former director of the National Theatre of Costa Rica.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
What is Beauty?
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the nature of beauty through the prism of philosophy in this interactive workshop. Share, develop, and discover the aesthetics among the arts, nature, and human beings. Participate in a discussion on Plato, Kant, and David Hume. Our focus is on nurturing and enhancing our personal views in the context of understanding the objective nature of beauty. Facilitated by Allen McPhee
Event Image The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut (Die Blechtrommel)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

The complete version, re-mastered by the director

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Andréa Ferréol, Charles Aznavour

Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the current Director’s Cut reincorporates sequences and characters that novelist Günter Grass lobbied for - the Rasputin orgy and the crazed Treblinka survivor-disinfector Fajngold - from twenty-one minutes trimmed to the bin thirty years ago. The result is a visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz and Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel by
Günter Grass
Additional dialogue by Günter Grass
Cinematography by Igor Luther
Editing by Suzanne Baron
Music by Maurice Jarre

1979 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Palme d'Or (Tied with Apocalypse Now)
1980 US Academy Awards (Oscars): Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Film
1980 Bodil Awards: Won, Best European Film
1980 César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Japanese Academy Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“One of cinema's greatest coming of age stories…” - Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com

“It stands with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun as one of the finest German films of the 1970s.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“Volker Schlöndorff is perhaps the most profound of the young German directors who rose in the 1970s, and his brilliant movie is artistically fascinating.” - Glenn Erickson, Film Savant

“His visual translation of Grass’ mix of stark realism and comic fantasy is truly brilliant. “ – Tim Sheridan, Paste Magazine

“One of the ways in which the film is able to seem un-intimidated by the reputation of its source (Grass won a Nobel Prize in Literature; the film got a Best Foreign-Language Oscar®) stems from Schlondorff's decision to pitch it closer to Rabelais than Goethe as it visits the strife that rained down on Danzig (currently Gdansk, Poland),” - Jay Carr, Turner Classic Movies
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:

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Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the m