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March 27, 2013 - May 25, 2013

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Event Image REWIND: Summer Of '84
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

The BeeGees flew the Concorde. The Democrats nominated a woman for Vice-President. And South Floridians played video games, rode the shiny new Metrorail and partied on the Fourth of July. It all happened in South Florida during the Summer Of 1984. REWIND presents news stories from the South Florida summer of thirty years ago, transferred from vintage videotapes preserved at the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Friday, August 22, 2014

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image War Story
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
1:50 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image War Story
1:50 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image War Story
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
1:20 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image War Story
1:20 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image War Story
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
6:00 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
6:00 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Monday, August 25, 2014

Breakfast on Us
7:30 AM

Medical Campus

Student Life Welcomes you Back with Free Breakfast.
Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medical Campus

All donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #3507 Please bring ID. 1-800-879-5020
Capture the Moment in Pictures
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Capture the Moment in Pictures (Welcome Back Photo Booth)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Breakfast on Us
7:30 AM

Medical Campus

Student Life Welcomes you Back with Free Breakfast.
Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medical Campus

All donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #3507 Please bring ID. 1-800-879-5020
Capture the Moment in Pictures
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Capture the Moment in Pictures (Welcome Back Photo Booth) Giveaways & Prizes
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image War Story
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image War Story
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dept. of Veteran Affairs
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Provide Veteran information
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image War Story
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image War Story
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image War Story
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

WAR STORY

A film by Mark Jackson
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi

US | 2013 | 90 min | Drama| Not Rated
English, Italian, French with English subtitles when needed

Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. When we meet her, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.

Screenplay: Kristin Gore, Mark Jackson
Cinematography: Reed Morano
Editing: Kate Abernathy
Music: Dave Eggar
Distribution Company: IFC Films

2014 Miami International Film Festival:
Official selection
2014 Sundance Film Festival: Official selection
2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival: Official selection


“Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words.¨- Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Jackson is wise to keep Keener's pushy, desperate Lee in center focus.” - Chris Michael, The Guardian | full review

“For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know.” - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times | full review
Event Image A Five Star Life (Viaggio sola)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola)                                                  

A film by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Cast:
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi

Italy | 2013 | 85 min |Comedy Italian-style| Not Rated
Italian and French with English subtitles

 A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend--and former lover--Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview even more, she's compelled to reexamine her choices and charts her own path to happiness despite the expectations of others. Director Maria Sole Tognazzi is daughter of internationally recognized actor-director Ugo Tognazzi.

Screenplay: Ivan Cotroneo (from I Am Love), Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi.
Cinematography:
  Arnaldo Catinari
Editing: Walter Fasano
Music: Gabriele Roberto

2014 Bastia Italian Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
2013 David di Donatello Awards: Won, Best Actress (Margherita Buy); Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi), Best Editing
2013 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Comedy; Nominated, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Fabrizia Sacchi), Best Original Story, Best Producer, Best Editing

“With its acceptance of life as it is, and its delight in same—even if we may be watching a cautionary tale—A Five Star Life has that typically Italian shrug of the shoulders. It eschews the puritanism and self-flagellation of many feminist inquiries in American movies… The camerawork by Arnaldo Catinari sets and keeps the mood. With sensuous lingering on the trappings of splendid hotels, the pools, robes, plus the carefully framed views of country or city, it’s very Italian in sensibility. ” -  Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International | full review

 A Five Star Life shows something not often seen in American cinema, at least in films that aren't police procedurals: It shows an ordinary citizen doing her job.” Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

A delightful comedy about a woman with a profession to die for but who would almost gladly give up the endless plush hotels if the right man came along.” - Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review

 “Credit Margherita Buy for cutting deeper. She won her sixth (!!!) David di Donatello acting award for A Five Star Life, serving up a nuanced performance that defies cliché.“ – Viva Italian Movies | full review

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Friday, August 29, 2014

Event Image Aftermath (Poklosie)


Tower Theater

AFTERMATH (Poklosie)

A film by Władysław Pasikowski
Cast: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Poland | 2013 | 104 min. | Drama, Mystery & Suspense | Unrated
Polish with English subtitles

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas.

Screenplay: Władysław Pasikowski
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Music: Piotr Lasota
Distribution Company: Menemsha Films

2014 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Feature
2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Drama
2013 Jerusalem Film Festival: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
2013 Polish Film Academy, Eagle Awards: Won, Best Actor (Maciej Stuhr), Best Production Design 2012 Gdynia Film Festival: Winner - Critics Prize


“Riveting. A must-see film. In a sophisticated way, it does a better job of communicating the power and destructiveness of anti-Semitism than almost any other film.” – Abraham H. Foxman (National Director, Anti-Defamation League), The Huffington Post | full review

Aftermath is his groundbreaker - a trenchant film that has clearly touched a raw nerve. Tightly conceived as a taut, accessible thriller - powerfully grounded in historical and social concerns.” – Leonard Quart, Cineaste | full review

Aftermath succeeds in bringing the past into the present. Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, Aftermath is a thriller that’s meant to stun." – A J. Hoberman, New York Times | full review

Los Angeles Times Critic's Pick: One of the Best Films of the Year! “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times | full review

“The affecting, well-conceived story explores collectively repressed Holocaust guilt.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter | full review

Event Image My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)


Tower Theater

The first Venezuelan film to win a Goya Award
MY STRAIGHT SON
(Azul y no tan rosa)

A film by Miguel Ferrari
Cast:
Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés

Venezuela, Spain | 2012 | 114 min | Drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

My Straight Son tells the story of Diego, a young and successful photographer who lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his straight, teenage son.

Screenplay: Miguel Ferrari
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Editing:
Miguel Angel García
Music: Sergio de la Puente

2014 Goya Awards: Won, Best Ibero-American Film

2014 Sonoma International Film Festival: Official selection

 “Ferrari’s directorial debut has won over audiences and critics alike for its unique and diverse portrayal of the Venezuelan middle class.” – Catherine Morpeth,  Fourtwonine  | full review

 “…Venezuelan equivalent of Almodovar's early comic melodramas.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Sexual diversity has been a relatively unexplored subject as a central theme in Venezuelan film until now and what a great way to bring it out .” - Amos Lassen, Reviewsby.com | full review

Event Image That Man from Rio (L’homme de Rio)
12:00 AM

Tower Theater

An international box office hit
THAT MAN FROM RIO (L’homme de Rio)
50th ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION – EXCLUSIVELY AT THE TOWER THEATER

A film by Philippe de Broca

Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac, Jean Servais, Adolfo Celi

France, Italy | 1964 -2013 | 115 minutes | Thriller, Comedy | General Audience
French and Portuguese with English subtitles

That Man from Rio is an energetic adventure-comedy that feels both like a send-up of the early James Bond films and a precursor of Spielberg's Indiana Jones films. The DCP restoration was supervised by Pierre Lhomme, director of photography of Melville's Army of Shadows and de Broca's King of Hearts. The fully restored Blu-ray release is scheduled to arrive on the US market in 2015.
Swarthy thieves steal an Amazon statuette from the Museum of Man in Paris and kidnap the world’s authority on the lost Maltec civilization. Army private Adrien (Jean Paul Belmondo) returns to Paris to enjoy an eight-day leave and visit his fiancée Agnès (Françoise Dorléac, Catherine Deneuve's sister, killed in a car accident 3 years later). He arrives just in time to see her being kidnapped by the art thieves who believe that Agnès, daughter of a renowned archeologist, holds the secret to a lost treasure belonging to an ancient South American civilization. She is drugged and loaded on a plane to Rio de Janeiro. Adrien is in hot pursuit, and before he can rescue her, foil the murderous thieves, and solve the riddle of the Maltecs, he must traverse Rio, Brasilia, and the Amazon heartland… all before the end of his week’s leave.

Screenplay: Jean-Paul Rapeneau, Ariane Mnouchkine, Daniel Boulanger and Philippe de Broca
Cinematography: Edmond Séchan
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Georges Delerue

2013 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Cannes Classics, Cinéma de la plage
1965 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Original Screenplay
1964 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“Belmondo makes it all look easy and natural which is one of his great strengths. What other male actor of the sixties could move so effortlessly back and forth between commercial crowd-pleasers and the art cinema? From the harsh neorealism of Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (1960) to the swashbuckling giddiness of De Broca's action-comedy Cartouche (1962) to the intellectual cynicism of Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou (1965), Belmondo remains one of the more intriguing international stars, not only for his underrated performances but his choice of films. Unfortunately, this sort of adventurous casting among popular leading men is rare today. Imagine Brad Pitt in a film by Claire Denis (Beau Travail) or Will Smith in a movie by Abbas Kiarostami (A Taste of Cherry). It's hard to picture in today's box office-driven culture.” - Jeff Stafford, Turner Classic Movies | full review

“Call it a comedy thriller or a tongue-in-cheek travesty on all the archeological mystery-adventure movies and all the "chase" films that have ever been made. Virtually every complication, every crisis involving imminent peril, that has ever been pulled in the movies, especially the old silent ones, is pulled in this. And they are pulled in such rapid continuity and so expansively played, with such elan and aganst such brilliant backgrounds, that they take your breath away.” - Bosley Crowther, The New York Times | full review

“Stylish, amusing and often hilarious!” – Judith Crist, New York Herald Tribune

Friday, September 05, 2014

Student Organization Officer Training
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

InterClub Council meetings are held monthly for representatives from all active student clubs and organizations at the InterAmerican Campus. All organizations are required to send at least one representative to each meeting.
Student Organization Officer Training
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

InterClub Council meetings are held monthly for representatives from all active student clubs and organizations at the InterAmerican Campus. All organizations are required to send at least one representative to each meeting.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Care Access Health Insurance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Health insurance information

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Event Image Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

Friday, September 12, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Student Organization Officer Training
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

InterClub Council meetings are held monthly for representatives from all active student clubs and organizations at the InterAmerican Campus. All organizations are required to send at least one representative to each meeting.
Student Organization Officer Training
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

InterClub Council meetings are held monthly for representatives from all active student clubs and organizations at the InterAmerican Campus. All organizations are required to send at least one representative to each meeting.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


West Gallery Location
West Campus 
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL
See Security for Access
Event Image the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
9/17/2014 - 12/12/2014    


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

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

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

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 17,2014
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
9/17/2014 - 12/12/2014    


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

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

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

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 17,2014
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday, September 19, 2014

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

West Campus

Intaglio: Works by Liliam Cuenca, Agustin Rojas, Noel Santiesteban and Maria Sonia Martin
9/10/2014 - 1/9/2015

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

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


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

North Campus

the past is more infinite than the future, curated by William Cordova
9/17/2014 - 12/12/2014    


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

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

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

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 17,2014
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Event Image LEBO Pops Up: Artworks
6:00 PM

Freedom Tower

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

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

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

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


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

Freedom Tower

Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty
09/19/2014 - 11/14/2014
Main & Skylight Galleries

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

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

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

Freedom Tower

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

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:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendhal, Kai Melina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Australia, Germany, UK | 2012 | 35 mm| 109 min | Drama, History | Not rated
German with English subtitles

After their SS officer father and mother are taken by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a dramatic journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing exodus across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic, mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world devastated by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Screenplay by Cate Shortland and Robert Mukherjee, Based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Editing by Veronika Jenet
Original Score by Max Richter

2013 Academy Award® (Oscars): Official Australian entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Won, Best Young Actor (Saskia Rosendahl); Nominated, Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design
2012 Locarno Film Festival 2012: Won, Audience Award
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feauture, Best Cinematography,
2012 Hamburg Film Festival: Won Critics Award, Best Film

"Tense and unrelentingly gripping." - Frank Hatherley, Screen Daily

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics’ Pick! “Uniquely impressionistic, sensuous, and tense…” - New York Magazine

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Campus

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Math Contest
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

The Math Lab is holding a contest for students of college prep and MAC1105 to review for their finals.
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Baseball Vs Brevard
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Sharks Baseball team Vs Brevard
PTK Induction Ceremony
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

The Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony recognizes students for their high scholastic achievements by inviting them to become part of the PTK International Honors Society
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
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.
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
“A Kaleidoscope of Sounds” with the Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Offsite

“A Kaleidoscope of Sounds” with the Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir
Dr. Kenneth Boos and Dr. Eugene Greco, Directors
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, Florida 33158

The Men’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Eugene Greco and the Women’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Boos will present a kaleidoscope of sounds with the Brass Ensemble of MDC. A variety of selections will include classical songs, folk songs, and popular Broadway tunes.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
1:30 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
1:40 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
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
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 Quartet
7:20 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
7:30 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

Monday, April 15, 2013

S.G.A. Elections


InterAmerican Campus

Student Government Association will be hosting elections for the executive board. Vote online at http://elections.mymdc.net
Event Image Test 1


Test 1
The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 8:30 PM

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
Blood Drive
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Community Blood Centers of Florida will be on campus for a blood drive. Please save a life and donate! All donors will receive a FREE T-SHIRT plus a wellness checkup including, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening.
MIFA 2013 Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

North Campus

The concert performance of this year’s award winning musical, Les Misérables, featuring the North Campus Musical Theater Ensemble, The Chamber Singers and Orchestra performing musical highlights from the international theatrical sensation.
MIFA Sculpture Park Tour
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

North Campus

The North Campus Miami International Sculpture Park Tours feature sculptures displayed throughout the North Campus. The tours are available at the Building 3 Breezeway and will be ongoing throughout the Festival.
MIFA Faculty Chamber Concert
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

North Campus

MIFA 2013 presents the Faculty Chamber Concert.
Broke - ESPN Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

North Campus

Filmmaker, Billy Corben explores the complex picture of the many forces that drain rich athletes' bank accounts. A story of the dark side of success, Broke is an allegory for the financial woes haunting economies and individuals all over the world.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

S.G.A. Elections


InterAmerican Campus

Student Government Association will be hosting elections for the executive board. Vote online at http://elections.mymdc.net
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.
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
Math & Music Lecture
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

North Campus

From Einstein to Jobs, this presentation focuses on an exploration and celebration of the ties that bind music to math and the masters who apply creativity in the pursuit of knowledge and artistry around the globe.
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.
Power of Words: Panel readings with authors
9:50 AM - 11:15 AM

North Campus

Local author, Yousi Mazpule, a professor of English at Johnson and Wales University and FIU, brings the mean streets of Castro’s Cuba to life in her debut novel, Jinetera: Story of a Cuban Prostitute.

Julie Marie Wade is a professor of creative writing at Florida International University and has received a number of prestigious awards for her works. Her newest book, Postage Due, was released in March 2013.
Two Flute Sonatas
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

North Campus

MIFA 2013 presents: Two Flute Sonatas
MIFA Sculpture Park Tour
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

North Campus

The North Campus Miami International Sculpture Park Tours feature sculptures displayed throughout the North Campus. The tours are available at the Building 3 Breezeway and will be ongoing throughout the Festival.
Spoken Word Contest
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Campus

MIFA 2013 presents: Spoken Word Contest
The Art of Organization: The Apple Store
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center

A representative from Apple Computer will speak about the Art of Organization and how the company uses store design and strategic placement of its products to appeal to the customer.
Modern Dance Expo with Prof. Thevenot
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

North Campus

MIFA 2013 presents: Modern Dance Expo with Prof. Thevenot
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.
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
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:

America's Music Film Screening and Discussion
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

North Campus

A film screening followed by a discussion about the influence of America’s Music on our culture and its influence around the world.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

S.G.A. Elections


InterAmerican Campus

Student Government Association will be hosting elections for the executive board. Vote online at http://elections.mymdc.net
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.
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.
Photo Branding for Social Media
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center

The art of social media profile photos and the opportunity to take free professional photos to update your social media site.
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.
Dine & Dance Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Come celebrate the end of the semester with Student Life. There will be free food, music, and fun.
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.
Faculty Exposé/ Tango Performance
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

North Campus

2009 National Stage Tango award winners, Erin Fennell and Ricardo Read will perform two Argentine Tangos.
In the Limelight with guest filmmaker Jokes Yanes
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

North Campus

Host Barry Gordon will interview local filmmaker and MDC graduate Jokes Yanes about his recent hit Eenie Meenie Miney Moe.
Baseball Vs Broward
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Sharks Baseball team Vs Broward
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Opticianry Pinning Ceremony
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medical Campus

Pinning Ceremony for 2013 Graduates
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Cinema al Fresco: The Film Scores of James Horner
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

North Campus

An outdoor celebration of the Academy Award® winning musical film scores of James Horner, performed live by the North Campus Film Scoring Orchestra and Chamber Singers. Film selections include Avatar, Apollo 13, Cocoon, Titanic, and Braveheart.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Thursday, April 18, 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.
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.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Homestead Campus

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
MIFA Closing Ceremony
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

North Campus

The MIFA Closing Ceremony features award presentations for the poster and music competitions and AXIS magazine.  Also, a Grease sing-a-long featuring the North Campus Pen Players, the Chamber Singers and YOU, the audience as you sing-a-long with the stars of the classic 1977 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.the North Campus 
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.
Graduation BBQ
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Graduation BBQ- If you are a graduating student, come out and join us on Thursday, April 18, 2013 for BBQ and fun! Please pick up your meal ticket from the STudent Life office by Monday, April 16, 2013.
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 Beyond the Hills
3:40 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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 Lucia (Episode 2)
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

DOS ORILLAS SERIES OF MIAMI DADE COLLEGE
Coordinated by Dr. Mercedes Cros Sandoval, in collaboration with La Academia de la Historia de Cuba

Directed
by Humberto Solás
Starring Eslinda Núñez, Ramón Brito, Flora Lauten, Rogelio Blaín
Cuba | 1968 | 60 min | Historical drama | Not Rated
Spanish with English subtitles

Lucía is composed of three separate episodes, each set in a different historical period, and each dealing with a different class. Each episode revolves around a woman called Lucía, and each chronicles a stage in the struggle for personal freedom imposed by sex and society. Set during and after the downfall of the dictator Machado, Lucia- Episode 2 is cast in the form of a reverie, as Lucía (Eslinda Núñez) calls up the memories of her life with Aldo (Ramón Brito), a man dedicated first to the overthrow of Machado, and then Batista, when that leader betrays the 1933 uprising.
Free Admission. Donations to support the theater technical renovation are very appreciated

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. The panelist are Cary Roque, Anolan Ponce and Mariana Hernández. The discussion will be held in Spanish.

Screenplay by Humberto Solás, Nelson Rodríguez, Julio García Espinosa
Cinematography by Jorge Herrera
Music by Leo Brouwer
Editing by Nelson Rodríguez

1969 Moscow International Film Festival: Won, Golden Prize, FIPRESCI Prize
First global survey on the top 100 titles of Ibero-American cinema (2008): Ranked #12

“One of the strengths of Lucía is its sensitivity to the complex interplay between historical destiny and private experience.” – Peter Biskind, Jump Cut

“Brilliant… dazzles with its splendid photography and narrative force.” – Arthur Cooper, Newsweek

“A remarkable film… It evokes better than any film since François Truffaut´s Jules et Jim the look of a time gone by.” – Jerry Oster, DailyNews

”Watching this landmark in Cuban cinema, I felt I was seeing a true talent at work, and one who has taken note of the grand masters of the art form…” - Peter Fuller, Movie Talk

“I wish that it might be seen by all the sexes: it´s the best discussion of equality (and inequality) I’ve seen on screen.” – Nora Sayre, New York Times

Free Admission. Donations to support the theater technical renovation are very appreciated

Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Event Image NO
6:40 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
MDC Salsa Jazz Band
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

MDC Salsa Jazz Band
Matthew Bonelli, Director

The MDC Salsa Jazz Band concert will consist of original arrangements of selections from both traditional Latin and Jazz repertoire, to include compositions from Cuba, Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Brazil. This 16-piece group creates an energetic upbeat dance atmosphere.
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fic