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March 27, 2013 - May 25, 2013

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
8:00 AM

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.

Monday, February 08, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Spades: The How to Guide


Medical Campus

Students, staff, and faculty will receive instructions on how to play the card game that is popular in African American households.
Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
Lecture and video: “Freedom Riders.”
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

A powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America. Presenter: Professor Franklin C. Elsea
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 www.oneblood.org Please bring ID.
Event Image I Knew Her Well (lo la conoscevo bene)
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Discover the most unknown Italian masterpiece

I KNEW HER WELL (Io la conoscevo bene)
 

Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno. Ugo Tognazzi, Franco Nero

 

Italy |1965 | 115 min | Comedy, Italian-Style | DCP restoration. Restored in 4K by The Collection in association with Cineteca di Bologna |Not Rated

Italian with English subtitles

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the 1960s and a biting critique of its sexual politics and culture of celebrity. Over a series of intimate episodes, just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung Italian master Antonio Pietrangeli, working from a script he co-wrote with Ettore Scola, composes a deft, seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure. I Knew Her Well is a thrilling rediscovery, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping. Janus Films, the extraordinary distribution company, presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of a new 4K digital restoration, undertaken in partnership with the Cineteca di Bologna.

 

Screenplay: Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Ettore Scola
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Franco Fraticelli
Music: Benedetto Ghiglia, Piero Piccioni

1966 Golden Goblets, Italy: Won, Best Director

1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ugo Tognazzi), Best Screenplay; Nominated, Best Original Story

1966 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Director

“Like a punch to the gut, I Knew Her Well will put Pietrangeli on your radar, as an equal to Antonioni and Fellini, the two major figures of Italian cinema in the same period who overshadowed him.” -  Craig Hubert, Blouin Artinfo | full review

I Knew Her Well reinforced Sandrelli's popular screen image as the innocent broken by cruel social reality (cf Germi's Seduced and Abandoned) and also Pietrangeli's reputation as an antichauvinist director (his female characters are more than humorous foils) working in a strongly chauvinist genre..” – Pat Graham, chicagoreader.com | full review

“Funny, gorgeous, and, ultimately, completely heartbreaking.” - Andrew Jupin, letterboxd.com | full review

“As one continues to dig, one finds in this period an inexhaustible supply of gems, and I Knew Her Well is nothing short of pay dirt. It stands with Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso, and Antonioni’s trilogy as a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—document of Italy’s contradictions in the second decade after the war, and, like Antonioni, Pietrangeli put women at the center of his films.” – Alexander Payne, filmforum.org | full review

“Astonishing and tragic.”  -  Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal | full review

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
5:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Event Image Son of Saul
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image The Big Short (with Spanish subtitles)
8:35 PM

Tower Theater

2008 financial meltdown through a wickedly entertaining eye

THE BIG SHORT
Exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater

A film by Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez

 USA | 2015 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, which centers on the housing a credit bubble of the 2000s. When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything

Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay based on the book written by Michael Lewis
Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
Editing: Hank Corwin
Music: Nicholas Britell

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (C. Bale), Best Screenplay - Adapted, Best Editing
2016 Golden Gloves, USA: Nominated, Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in Musical or Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell), Best Screenplay. To be awarded on January 10, 2016
2016 AFI Awards, USA: Won, Best Movie\
2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Comedy, Best Actor in Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell)
2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Adapted Screenplay
2015 Hollywood Film Awards: Won, Best Director
2015 Indiewire Critic’s Poll: Nominated Best Editing
2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Editing
2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over.” - Tom Long, Detroit News | full review

“It's an expertly calibrated entertainment, giving the actors room to play and reframing industry jargon as simple, elegant metaphors... And McKay orchestrates it all so deftly that you might not even notice how angry he is - or at least not right away.” - Norman Wilner, Toronto Star | full review
 
“Ultimately, The Big Short should outrage us, once we understand the sheer larceny that went on with other people's money, and which crippled the world economy. En route to that, it entertains us.” -
Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun | full review

The Big Short sticks in the throat. You laugh at it only because you can't believe it was this awful -- that people were (and are) this awful. It's the horror movie soundtracked with nervous, incredulous giggles wrung from the rot of the soul.” - Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Morning News | full review
 
The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy.” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald | full review

“Until you see The Big Short - and I encourage you to do so as soon as possible - it's hard to imagine the near-miracle that director Adam McKay and his co-writer have pulled off.” - Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer | full review
 
“Unusually and admirably for a professional funnyman, McKay ends his film not with a punchline, but with a punch to the gut.” - Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly | full review 

Event Image Son of Saul
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
“Marcus Garvey: A Forerunner of #BlackLivesMatter.”
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture tracing parallels between Marcus Garvey’s twentieth century organization, the UNIA, and the twenty-first century #BlackLivesMatter movement. Presenter: Professor Geoffrey Philp
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 www.oneblood.org Please bring ID.
Sweet Station
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Itching for something sweet to get you through class? Stop by the Building 1 Breezeway to grab a treat brought to you by Student Life!
Event Image Son of Saul
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Optimal Resume
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Learn how to upload your resume for revision, practice interviewing skills and search from hundreds of job opportunities.
Event Image Son of Saul
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image The Big Short (with Spanish subtitles)
8:35 PM

Tower Theater

2008 financial meltdown through a wickedly entertaining eye

THE BIG SHORT
Exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater

A film by Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez

 USA | 2015 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, which centers on the housing a credit bubble of the 2000s. When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything

Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay based on the book written by Michael Lewis
Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
Editing: Hank Corwin
Music: Nicholas Britell

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (C. Bale), Best Screenplay - Adapted, Best Editing
2016 Golden Gloves, USA: Nominated, Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in Musical or Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell), Best Screenplay. To be awarded on January 10, 2016
2016 AFI Awards, USA: Won, Best Movie\
2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Comedy, Best Actor in Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell)
2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Adapted Screenplay
2015 Hollywood Film Awards: Won, Best Director
2015 Indiewire Critic’s Poll: Nominated Best Editing
2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Editing
2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over.” - Tom Long, Detroit News | full review

“It's an expertly calibrated entertainment, giving the actors room to play and reframing industry jargon as simple, elegant metaphors... And McKay orchestrates it all so deftly that you might not even notice how angry he is - or at least not right away.” - Norman Wilner, Toronto Star | full review
 
“Ultimately, The Big Short should outrage us, once we understand the sheer larceny that went on with other people's money, and which crippled the world economy. En route to that, it entertains us.” -
Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun | full review

The Big Short sticks in the throat. You laugh at it only because you can't believe it was this awful -- that people were (and are) this awful. It's the horror movie soundtracked with nervous, incredulous giggles wrung from the rot of the soul.” - Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Morning News | full review
 
The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy.” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald | full review

“Until you see The Big Short - and I encourage you to do so as soon as possible - it's hard to imagine the near-miracle that director Adam McKay and his co-writer have pulled off.” - Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer | full review
 
“Unusually and admirably for a professional funnyman, McKay ends his film not with a punchline, but with a punch to the gut.” - Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly | full review 

Event Image I Knew Her Well (lo la conoscevo bene)
8:40 PM

Tower Theater

Discover the most unknown Italian masterpiece

I KNEW HER WELL (Io la conoscevo bene)
 

Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno. Ugo Tognazzi, Franco Nero

 

Italy |1965 | 115 min | Comedy, Italian-Style | DCP restoration. Restored in 4K by The Collection in association with Cineteca di Bologna |Not Rated

Italian with English subtitles

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the 1960s and a biting critique of its sexual politics and culture of celebrity. Over a series of intimate episodes, just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung Italian master Antonio Pietrangeli, working from a script he co-wrote with Ettore Scola, composes a deft, seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure. I Knew Her Well is a thrilling rediscovery, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping. Janus Films, the extraordinary distribution company, presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of a new 4K digital restoration, undertaken in partnership with the Cineteca di Bologna.

 

Screenplay: Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Ettore Scola
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Franco Fraticelli
Music: Benedetto Ghiglia, Piero Piccioni

1966 Golden Goblets, Italy: Won, Best Director

1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ugo Tognazzi), Best Screenplay; Nominated, Best Original Story

1966 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Director

“Like a punch to the gut, I Knew Her Well will put Pietrangeli on your radar, as an equal to Antonioni and Fellini, the two major figures of Italian cinema in the same period who overshadowed him.” -  Craig Hubert, Blouin Artinfo | full review

I Knew Her Well reinforced Sandrelli's popular screen image as the innocent broken by cruel social reality (cf Germi's Seduced and Abandoned) and also Pietrangeli's reputation as an antichauvinist director (his female characters are more than humorous foils) working in a strongly chauvinist genre..” – Pat Graham, chicagoreader.com | full review

“Funny, gorgeous, and, ultimately, completely heartbreaking.” - Andrew Jupin, letterboxd.com | full review

“As one continues to dig, one finds in this period an inexhaustible supply of gems, and I Knew Her Well is nothing short of pay dirt. It stands with Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso, and Antonioni’s trilogy as a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—document of Italy’s contradictions in the second decade after the war, and, like Antonioni, Pietrangeli put women at the center of his films.” – Alexander Payne, filmforum.org | full review

“Astonishing and tragic.”  -  Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal | full review

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Lupus Foundation Information Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Come and learn about this mysterious and debilitating disease and how it affects the body.
Event Image The Big Short (with Spanish subtitles)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

2008 financial meltdown through a wickedly entertaining eye

THE BIG SHORT
Exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater

A film by Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez

 USA | 2015 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, which centers on the housing a credit bubble of the 2000s. When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything

Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay based on the book written by Michael Lewis
Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
Editing: Hank Corwin
Music: Nicholas Britell

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (C. Bale), Best Screenplay - Adapted, Best Editing
2016 Golden Gloves, USA: Nominated, Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in Musical or Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell), Best Screenplay. To be awarded on January 10, 2016
2016 AFI Awards, USA: Won, Best Movie\
2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Comedy, Best Actor in Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell)
2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Adapted Screenplay
2015 Hollywood Film Awards: Won, Best Director
2015 Indiewire Critic’s Poll: Nominated Best Editing
2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Editing
2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over.” - Tom Long, Detroit News | full review

“It's an expertly calibrated entertainment, giving the actors room to play and reframing industry jargon as simple, elegant metaphors... And McKay orchestrates it all so deftly that you might not even notice how angry he is - or at least not right away.” - Norman Wilner, Toronto Star | full review
 
“Ultimately, The Big Short should outrage us, once we understand the sheer larceny that went on with other people's money, and which crippled the world economy. En route to that, it entertains us.” -
Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun | full review

The Big Short sticks in the throat. You laugh at it only because you can't believe it was this awful -- that people were (and are) this awful. It's the horror movie soundtracked with nervous, incredulous giggles wrung from the rot of the soul.” - Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Morning News | full review
 
The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy.” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald | full review

“Until you see The Big Short - and I encourage you to do so as soon as possible - it's hard to imagine the near-miracle that director Adam McKay and his co-writer have pulled off.” - Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer | full review
 
“Unusually and admirably for a professional funnyman, McKay ends his film not with a punchline, but with a punch to the gut.” - Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly | full review 

Event Image Son of Saul
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image I Knew Her Well (lo la conoscevo bene)
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Discover the most unknown Italian masterpiece

I KNEW HER WELL (Io la conoscevo bene)
 

Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno. Ugo Tognazzi, Franco Nero

 

Italy |1965 | 115 min | Comedy, Italian-Style | DCP restoration. Restored in 4K by The Collection in association with Cineteca di Bologna |Not Rated

Italian with English subtitles

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the 1960s and a biting critique of its sexual politics and culture of celebrity. Over a series of intimate episodes, just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung Italian master Antonio Pietrangeli, working from a script he co-wrote with Ettore Scola, composes a deft, seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure. I Knew Her Well is a thrilling rediscovery, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping. Janus Films, the extraordinary distribution company, presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of a new 4K digital restoration, undertaken in partnership with the Cineteca di Bologna.

 

Screenplay: Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Ettore Scola
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Franco Fraticelli
Music: Benedetto Ghiglia, Piero Piccioni

1966 Golden Goblets, Italy: Won, Best Director

1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ugo Tognazzi), Best Screenplay; Nominated, Best Original Story

1966 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Director

“Like a punch to the gut, I Knew Her Well will put Pietrangeli on your radar, as an equal to Antonioni and Fellini, the two major figures of Italian cinema in the same period who overshadowed him.” -  Craig Hubert, Blouin Artinfo | full review

I Knew Her Well reinforced Sandrelli's popular screen image as the innocent broken by cruel social reality (cf Germi's Seduced and Abandoned) and also Pietrangeli's reputation as an antichauvinist director (his female characters are more than humorous foils) working in a strongly chauvinist genre..” – Pat Graham, chicagoreader.com | full review

“Funny, gorgeous, and, ultimately, completely heartbreaking.” - Andrew Jupin, letterboxd.com | full review

“As one continues to dig, one finds in this period an inexhaustible supply of gems, and I Knew Her Well is nothing short of pay dirt. It stands with Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso, and Antonioni’s trilogy as a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—document of Italy’s contradictions in the second decade after the war, and, like Antonioni, Pietrangeli put women at the center of his films.” – Alexander Payne, filmforum.org | full review

“Astonishing and tragic.”  -  Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal | full review

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
6:40 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image Tribute to Rubén Darío
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Koubek Center

Dos Orillas
Miami Dade College's Dos Orillas Series, coordinated by Dr. Mercedes Cros Sandoval, in collaboration with La Academia de la Historia de Cuba and Movimiento Mundial Dariano, presents “Rubén Darío and José Martí: A Tribute to Rubén Darío on the Centenary of his Death”. Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Raul Pino and Prof. Héctor Darío Pastora.
Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image Son of Saul
8:45 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

African Attire Fashion Show


Medical Campus

Students, faculty, and staff will participate in showcase of traditional African attire.
FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Film Screening: Through a Lens Darkly
9:50 AM - 11:05 AM

North Campus

This film explores how African-American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present.
“Remembering Nat King Cole “
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture and video presentation on the life of Nat King Cole. Hosts: Professors America Vazquez and Ana Maria Cepero
Canvas Painting
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Join Student Life in this fun, creative, Valentine's themed canvas painting session!
Event Image I Knew Her Well (lo la conoscevo bene)
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Discover the most unknown Italian masterpiece

I KNEW HER WELL (Io la conoscevo bene)
 

Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno. Ugo Tognazzi, Franco Nero

 

Italy |1965 | 115 min | Comedy, Italian-Style | DCP restoration. Restored in 4K by The Collection in association with Cineteca di Bologna |Not Rated

Italian with English subtitles

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the 1960s and a biting critique of its sexual politics and culture of celebrity. Over a series of intimate episodes, just about every one featuring a different man, a new hairstyle, and an outfit to match, the unsung Italian master Antonio Pietrangeli, working from a script he co-wrote with Ettore Scola, composes a deft, seriocomic character study that never strays from its complicated central figure. I Knew Her Well is a thrilling rediscovery, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping. Janus Films, the extraordinary distribution company, presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of a new 4K digital restoration, undertaken in partnership with the Cineteca di Bologna.

 

Screenplay: Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Ettore Scola
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Editing: Franco Fraticelli
Music: Benedetto Ghiglia, Piero Piccioni

1966 Golden Goblets, Italy: Won, Best Director

1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Won, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ugo Tognazzi), Best Screenplay; Nominated, Best Original Story

1966 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Director

“Like a punch to the gut, I Knew Her Well will put Pietrangeli on your radar, as an equal to Antonioni and Fellini, the two major figures of Italian cinema in the same period who overshadowed him.” -  Craig Hubert, Blouin Artinfo | full review

I Knew Her Well reinforced Sandrelli's popular screen image as the innocent broken by cruel social reality (cf Germi's Seduced and Abandoned) and also Pietrangeli's reputation as an antichauvinist director (his female characters are more than humorous foils) working in a strongly chauvinist genre..” – Pat Graham, chicagoreader.com | full review

“Funny, gorgeous, and, ultimately, completely heartbreaking.” - Andrew Jupin, letterboxd.com | full review

“As one continues to dig, one finds in this period an inexhaustible supply of gems, and I Knew Her Well is nothing short of pay dirt. It stands with Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso, and Antonioni’s trilogy as a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—document of Italy’s contradictions in the second decade after the war, and, like Antonioni, Pietrangeli put women at the center of his films.” – Alexander Payne, filmforum.org | full review

“Astonishing and tragic.”  -  Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal | full review

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image The Big Short (with Spanish subtitles)
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

2008 financial meltdown through a wickedly entertaining eye

THE BIG SHORT
Exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater

A film by Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez

 USA | 2015 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish Subtitles

Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, which centers on the housing a credit bubble of the 2000s. When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything

Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay based on the book written by Michael Lewis
Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
Editing: Hank Corwin
Music: Nicholas Britell

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (C. Bale), Best Screenplay - Adapted, Best Editing
2016 Golden Gloves, USA: Nominated, Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in Musical or Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell), Best Screenplay. To be awarded on January 10, 2016
2016 AFI Awards, USA: Won, Best Movie\
2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Comedy, Best Actor in Comedy (Christian Bale, Steve Carell)
2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Adapted Screenplay
2015 Hollywood Film Awards: Won, Best Director
2015 Indiewire Critic’s Poll: Nominated Best Editing
2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Editing
2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over.” - Tom Long, Detroit News | full review

“It's an expertly calibrated entertainment, giving the actors room to play and reframing industry jargon as simple, elegant metaphors... And McKay orchestrates it all so deftly that you might not even notice how angry he is - or at least not right away.” - Norman Wilner, Toronto Star | full review
 
“Ultimately, The Big Short should outrage us, once we understand the sheer larceny that went on with other people's money, and which crippled the world economy. En route to that, it entertains us.” -
Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun | full review

The Big Short sticks in the throat. You laugh at it only because you can't believe it was this awful -- that people were (and are) this awful. It's the horror movie soundtracked with nervous, incredulous giggles wrung from the rot of the soul.” - Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Morning News | full review
 
The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy.” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald | full review

“Until you see The Big Short - and I encourage you to do so as soon as possible - it's hard to imagine the near-miracle that director Adam McKay and his co-writer have pulled off.” - Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer | full review
 
“Unusually and admirably for a professional funnyman, McKay ends his film not with a punchline, but with a punch to the gut.” - Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly | full review 

Event Image Son of Saul
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image Son of Saul
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Friday, February 12, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
2:10 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image Son of Saul
2:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

LINKEDIN
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

A business oriented social networking services for professional networking.
Event Image Son of Saul
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
4:50 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Son of Saul
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
2:10 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image The Club
2:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Son las cosas del querer
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Koubek Center

SOPA Inc. & Mil Estrellas Musicales
A show dedicated to love and friendship. Starring: singers Habyb Yarull, Lucy Provedo, Jesús Domínguez, Raúl González, Ingrid Reino and Maylu, guitarists Jorge Luis Pérez and “Pedro Bello y su Grupo”, and flamenco dancers Cristina Masdueño, Sofía Elizarde and Jose Luis Pérez.
Event Image Son of Saul
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
4:50 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image Son of Saul
6:55 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image Son of Saul
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Event Image Giuseppe Verdi's I Due Foscari
1:15 PM

Tower Theater

For all Verdi lovers

GIUSEPPE VERDI’S   I DUE FOSCARI

 

WORLD STAGES SERIES | FROM TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA (FESTIVAL VERDI PARMA) | GIUSEPPE VERDI’S   I DUE FOSCARI

 

Directed by Joseph Franconi Lee

Orchestra conducted by Donato Renzetti

Libretto by F. M. Piave after The Two Foscari by Lord Byron

 

Singers: Leo Nucci (Francesco Foscari), Roberto de Biasio (Jacopo Foscari), Tatiana Serjan (Lucrezia Contarini), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano), Roberto Tagliavini (Barbarigo),                Marcella Polidori (Pisana), Mauro Buffoli (Fante), Alessandro Bianchini (Servant of the Doge)

 

Italy | Opera | 3 Acts. 115 min | Act I:  40 min. 37 sec | Act II: 36 min. 36 sec | Act III: 38 min. 12 sec | No Intermission | Sung in Italian with English Subtitles

Jacopo, the son of the Doge Francesco Foscari, has been accused of murder and banished from Venice. Homesick, he writes to the Duke of Milan and asks him to intercede with the City Council. The letter is intercepted, and Jacopo is brought back to Venice for further investigation. I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and is based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome in November 1844. While not as well-known as La Scala in Milan or La Fenice in Venice, Parma’s Teatro Regio is considered by opera buffs to be one of the true homes of the great Italian tradition, and the well-informed audience is famous for giving voice to its approval or disapproval – not just from the gallery. Today, the company stages about four operas each season from mid-January to April and, since 2003, it has presented an annual Verdi Festival each October. The Teatro Regio was featured in scenes in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1964 film, Before the Revolution, as well as the 1987 Italian horror film, Opera, directed by Dario Argento.

 Set Designer: William Orlandi

Costume Designer: William Orlandi

Lighting Designer: Valero Alfieri

Choreographer: Marta Ferri

Chorus Master: Martino Faggiani

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma

Production of Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Co-production of Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti di Modena

 

Event Image The Club
1:25 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Son of Saul
3:45 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image Son of Saul
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
8:35 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image Son of Saul
8:40 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
2:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image The Club
2:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Son of Saul
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
4:50 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image Giuseppe Verdi's I Due Foscari
7:00 PM

Tower Theater

For all Verdi lovers

GIUSEPPE VERDI’S   I DUE FOSCARI

 

WORLD STAGES SERIES | FROM TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA (FESTIVAL VERDI PARMA) | GIUSEPPE VERDI’S   I DUE FOSCARI

 

Directed by Joseph Franconi Lee

Orchestra conducted by Donato Renzetti

Libretto by F. M. Piave after The Two Foscari by Lord Byron

 

Singers: Leo Nucci (Francesco Foscari), Roberto de Biasio (Jacopo Foscari), Tatiana Serjan (Lucrezia Contarini), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano), Roberto Tagliavini (Barbarigo),                Marcella Polidori (Pisana), Mauro Buffoli (Fante), Alessandro Bianchini (Servant of the Doge)

 

Italy | Opera | 3 Acts. 115 min | Act I:  40 min. 37 sec | Act II: 36 min. 36 sec | Act III: 38 min. 12 sec | No Intermission | Sung in Italian with English Subtitles

Jacopo, the son of the Doge Francesco Foscari, has been accused of murder and banished from Venice. Homesick, he writes to the Duke of Milan and asks him to intercede with the City Council. The letter is intercepted, and Jacopo is brought back to Venice for further investigation. I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and is based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome in November 1844. While not as well-known as La Scala in Milan or La Fenice in Venice, Parma’s Teatro Regio is considered by opera buffs to be one of the true homes of the great Italian tradition, and the well-informed audience is famous for giving voice to its approval or disapproval – not just from the gallery. Today, the company stages about four operas each season from mid-January to April and, since 2003, it has presented an annual Verdi Festival each October. The Teatro Regio was featured in scenes in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1964 film, Before the Revolution, as well as the 1987 Italian horror film, Opera, directed by Dario Argento.

 Set Designer: William Orlandi

Costume Designer: William Orlandi

Lighting Designer: Valero Alfieri

Choreographer: Marta Ferri

Chorus Master: Martino Faggiani

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma

Production of Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Co-production of Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti di Modena

 

Event Image Son of Saul
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
9:30 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Tearing Away the Labels: A Discussion on Race and the Labels That Come With It
9:50 AM - 11:05 AM

North Campus

Join us when Professor Rudy Jean-Bart returns to North Campus to talk about why we allow race to conjure different perceptions of one another and how we can change that reality.

Fit Games
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Come out and show your muscles at Student Life's Fit Games where you will be tested on your fitness abilities and win a prize!
"X" Movie Screening
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

A movie screening of the film "X" which portrays the life of Malcom X. Presenter: Mr. M’bike Mark Featherstone
Chinese New Year Celebration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Join us in the atrium to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Entertainment and refreshments will be available.
Event Image Son of Saul
4:15 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Son of Saul
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
8:35 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness: "I don't he loves me unless he hits me."


Medical Campus

Come and join a discussion on why Black women struggle with and often times accept domestic violence as a way of life and how it is a "family secret" in the African American community. Presenter: Cinnamon Key, LSW and owner of Jamilla Wellness
Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
A Speaker’s Legacy: Dr. King and a Dream Still Worth Dreaming
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Part II-“I Am the Dream”-Presenter: Professor Volrick Higgs A student-centered presentation weaving together select quotes, speech fragments, pictures, and stirring music which are reflective of the progressive socio-cultural and legal-political strides made in fulfillment of the “Dream.”
Jeopardy: African-American Firsts in Science & Technology
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Join us for the classic trivia game emphasizing prominent African-American scientists and inventors. Presented by Dr. Elodie Billionniere & Professor Lesley Nadal
Black Girl: Linguistic Play by Camille A. Brown
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Using the rhythmic play of double-dutch, steppin’, tap and ring shout, Ms. Brown will present a partial performance and discussion of her latest work about the complexity of carving out a positive identity as a black female in urban America. Host: Ms. Glendora Phipps
Great Composers: Mahler
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

North Campus

Music History Film Series screening and discussion. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, the BBC film summarizes the life and work of Gustav Mahler and features many of his most famous symphonies.

Event Image Son of Saul
4:15 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image The Club
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

“First African-American Celebrities Recognized in Mathematics”.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Presentation on the life of the first four African-American celebrities who earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Presenter: Ms. Ileana Carballosa
Event Image Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaking the silence

SPOTLIGHT  (SUBTITULADA EN ESPAÑOL)

 

A film by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

 

USA | 127 min | Mystery, Suspense, Drama | Rated R

English with Spanish subtitles

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system.

 

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editing: Tom McArdle

Music: Howard Shore

 

2016 American Film Institute Awards, USA: Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year

2016 Academy Awards, USA: Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel McAdams),

Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay

2015 Venice, Toronto, Telluride Film Festivals: Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award

“No need to bury the lead: Spotlight is a masterpiece.” - Brian Truitt, USA Today | full review

“It's not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President's Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

|full review 

 “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea

Philadelphia Inquirer | full review

 

 

 

Event Image The Club
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A powerful, essential film that confirms Larraín as a master filmmaker.

THE CLUB (El club)

 

A film by Pablo Larrain

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic

 

Chile | 2015 | 97 min | Drama | Not Rated

Spanish with English subtitles

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity in a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Screenplay: Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín

Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong

Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda

Music: Carlos Cabezas

 

2016 Golden Globe Awards: Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Chile’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize

2015 Miami Film Festival (Gems): Official selection

2015 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Best Director, Best Screenplay

2015 Mar del Plata Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell), Best Screenplay

2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Special Presentation

2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Official Selection

“The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire | full review

http://www.indiewire.com/article/berlin-review-pablo-larrains-the-club-is-a-bracing-critique-of-the-catholic-church-20150210

“Larraín is in fierce command of his craft ... An original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which the Chilean filmmaker’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever. “ – Scott Foundas, Variety |full review

“Larraín's judgement when it comes is fiercely Old Testament - harsh, unexpected and fast. All lovers of good films should pray that this comes to a cinema near them soon.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film | full review

“When Larraín peaks at this point, there’s no coming back. This is not a film of half measures. Hidden in murky washed out colours and laced with sardonic humour, The Club takes a hard topic and hits even harder.” -  Stephen Mayne, Flick Feast | full review
 
”...un puñetazo en la pantalla, un brutal retrato, lleno de cinismo e incluso humor, al tabú de la pedofilia en el sacerdocio... Es impresionante la capacidad del cineasta para abordar tan lacerante tema, como si se moviera en la cuerda floja, entre la solemnidad y el drama, pero con un trasfondo de burla que no llega a convertirse en maniqueísmo.” - Gonzalo Hernández,  Antepenúltimo Mohicano | full review

 

Event Image Son of Saul
8:40 PM

Tower Theater

Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film

SON OF SAUL

Miami area exclusive engagement

A film by Laszlo Nemes

Cast: Geza Rohring, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Hungary | 2015| 107 min | DramaThriller | Rated R

Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish with English Subtitles

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Screenplay: Clara Royer, Laszlo Nemes

Cinematography: Matyas Erdely

Editing: Matthieu Taponier 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominee as Best Foreign Language Film (Awards to be announced on Februaty 28, 2016)

2016 Golden Globes, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Cannes Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury

2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Won, Best First Feature, Best Top 10 Films of the Year

2015 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Won, Best First Film

 

It’s the rarest kind of movie-going experience: an absolute masterpiece...It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way...” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly | full review

“The opening sequence achieves the outer limits of film art. Movies simply don't get more powerful than this.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle | film review

“Finally, a cinematic genre heretofore mired in pietistic melodrama and safe aesthetic distance has been blown open and virtually reinvented...” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post |full review

“No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.” - Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times | full review

“... a film about the aftermath of a miracle and then a series of miracles that, in its brutal tact, compassion, and intelligence, is something of a miracle itself.” - J. Hoberman, Tablet | full review

“[A] superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.” - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap | full review

 

 

Event Image 45 Years (With Spanish subtitles)
8:50 PM

Tower Theater

Best British film of the year
45 YEARS (With Spanish subtitles)

A film by Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham 

UK | 2015 | 95 min | Drama, Romance | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of short story written by David Constantine
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Editing: Jonathan Alberts 

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2016 National Society of Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor – 2nd runner up (Tom Courtenay)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Won, Best Actress  of the Year (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling), Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
2015 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
2015 Dinard British Film Festival: Won, Coup de Coeur (Andrew Haigh)
2015 Edinburg International Film Festival: Won, Best British Feature Film, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
2015 Valladolid International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

“Rampling's powerful performance radiates with authenticity and emotional complexity, and so does the screenplay, which explores commitment and marital longevity without resorting to clichés or simple resolutions.” -  Todd Jorgenson . Cinemalogue | full review

“Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of death-defying stunts and explosions can muster.” - Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com | full review

“Rampling has never received an Oscar nomination, but she deserves one for this performance. Courtenay, who has two Oscar nods under his belt, rates another one for helping Rampling reach this peak” - Lou Lumenick, New York Post | full review\

“Haigh understands, as his actors certainly do, that it is possible to hold more than one love in one's heart. This may not be the most romantic of conceptions, but it hits home.” - Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor | full review

45 Years is ultimately not about the larger forces that tear us apart but the demons that lurk in the backs of our minds while we stay together.” - Michael Koresky, Film Comment Magazine | full review

“45 Years is a perceptive, subtle look at how a relationship, even so many years in, is at root an unknowable thing.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair | full review

Thursday, February 18, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Ten Stops Along Florida’s Black Heritage Trail
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

North Campus

Travel with us from the Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site on Fort George Island in Jacksonville to the Black Heritage Museum in Coconut Grove and learn about places that preserve the memory of African Americans in Florida.
A Speaker’s Legacy: Dr. King and a Dream Still worth Dreaming.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Part III-“I Am Still Dreaming”- Host: Professor Volrick Higgs; Panelists: Dr. Greg Salters; Gregory Durden, Esq. Through a panel discussion with community leaders, we will connect the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and the “Dream” to contemporary issues while highlighting the need to continue dreaming and working actively toward a more complete fulfillment of the “Dream.”
Black Girl: Linguistic Play with Camille Brown
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

North Campus

Using the rhythmic play of double-dutch, stepping, tap, ring shout and other African-American social dances, dancer/ choreographer Camille A. Brown addresses the complexity of carving out a positive identity as a black woman in urban American culture. In a society where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency or trauma, Black Girl: Linguistic Play represents a more nuanced spectrum of black womanhood in a racially and politically charged world. Brown, who danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, and Rennie Harris’ Pure Movement, has been hailed as “Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original,” by Dance Magazine.
Lobby Hero
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Event Image The Clan


Tower Theater


THE CLAN 

A film by Pablo Trapero
Cast: Guillermo Francella, Antonia Bengoechea, Gaston Cocchiarale, Stefania Koessi

Argentina, Spain | 2015 |110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles​

Old habits die hard: The "disappearances" that marked the Videla regime in Argentina continued after the dictator's fall in 1981, On the surface the Puccios look like most other families. Steely-eyed patriarch Arquimedes (Guillermo Francella) presides over a household where his wife, sons, and daughters gather for evening meals and discuss their days. Alejandro (Peter Lanzani), the eldest son, is a famed rugby player on Argentina's national team, and the film turns on his relationship with his father. Arquimedes is coolly efficient, his "hits" meticulously planned, but he relies above all on his son's complicity. Alex shares in the ransom money; his mother and other siblings seem blissfully unaware, or they choose to ignore what is happening right under their noses.

Screenplay: Julian Loyola, Esteban Student, Pablo Trapero
Cinematography: Julian Apezteguia
Editing: Alejandro Carrillo Penovi, Pablo Trapero
Music: Sebastian Escofet

2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): Argentina’s Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film
2015 GEMS – Miami International Film Festival: Audience Award
2015 Toronto International Film Festival: Won, Platform Prize-Honorable Mention
2015 Hamburg Film Festival: Official Selection
2015 Havana Film Festival: Opening Night Film. Audience Award
2015 Venice Film Festival: Won, Silver Lion (Best Director) 

“Watching The Clan, you have to keep reminding yourself this absolutely insane story really happened.” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald | full review 

“The scariest crime boss, pants-soiling division, belongs to Guillermo Francella as the petty, robotic paterfamilias ... in Pablo Trapero's creepy Argentinian family drama.” - Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com | full review

“Through the Puccio story, Trapero has tapped into the psyche of the period. The double-dealings, the disappeared, the semblance of a new era while the old still holds a strong grip on state machinations, is all here in this fascinating and disturbing thriller.” - Jo-Ann Titmarsh , HeyUGuys | full review 

“The film ends with a bang before closing text reveals even more shocking details about their respective fates. There might not be much going on beyond the surface detail, but when it shines this maliciously, who really cares.” - Stephen Mayne , Flickfeast  | full review 

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Ten Stops Along Florida’s Black Heritage Trail
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Travel with us from the Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site on Fort George Island in Jacksonville to the Black Heritage Museum in Coconut Grove and learn about places that preserve the memory of African Americans in Florida.

Lobby Hero
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
MDCPS Model UN Conference
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

North Campus

The Miami Model UN Conference engages middle school and high school students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials. Students will have the opportunity to debate a range of issues on the UN agenda.

Lobby Hero
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Lobby Hero
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Monday, February 22, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Talent Tuesday


Medical Campus

Students, faculty, staff will showcase their talents in a highly festive an anticipated show.
Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
The Importance of Minority Inclusion in Business
9:50 AM - 10:05 AM

Join us for a panel discussion on this important topic in honor of the late Dr. Sybil C. Mobley, founder of Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry. Dr. Mobley was one of the few black women in America to obtain her doctorate in accounting in 1963. Currently, there is a need for more African-American women to major in business.
“Blaxploitation: 1970’s- Today”.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture about the film genre of the 1970’s that catered to black audiences. Presenters: Professor Taurie Gittings- Wheeler and Mr. M’Bike’ Mark Featherstone
The Importance of Place: Local Institutions
5:40 PM - 6:55 PM

North Campus

Come learn about places within our community that are an important part of the history of Florida. A panel of guest speakers will share the story of the Hampton House, the Lyric Theater, Virginia Key Beach and Gold’s Gym.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sickle Cell Foundation


Medical Campus

Discussion and presentation on Sickle Cell and how it affects the body. Members of the Sickle Cell Foundation will speak on what it is to live with this "silent killer" in the African American community and the importance of getting tested for this disease. Presenter: Ofelia Alvarez
Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Poetry Presentation
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

North Campus

Students from Professor Katrika Sterling-Hamilton’s class will present readings of poems focusing on the hardships black people endured during slavery.
Black Heritage Month: Closing Ceremony
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Spoken artist Eccentrich Displays and company will host a poetry session. Their inspiring works are crafted around the African-American experience and breathe life into the "Dream" by depicting the real struggles and up-lifting triumphs of African-American lives. Host: Professor Volrick Higgs Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Faculty/Staff Convocation
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Medical Campus

Faculty/Staff Convocation at Kendall Campus.
Lobby Hero
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Lobby Hero
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Medical Campus Community Health Fair 2016
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

The Miami Dade College Medical Campus Community Health Fair will be on Feb 27, 2016 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Medical Campus. This Health Fair will heighten awareness of common health problems and promote access to health care for our community. As part of the health fair, participants will receive free screenings for glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Dental hygiene services and vision screenings will also be provided.
Gospel Explosion and Soul Food Tasting
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

North Campus

The 10th Anniversary of Gospel Explosion will feature celebrated vocalist Lillie Nicole McCloud, along with local and regional vocalists, choirs and gospel dance groups in an evening of electrifying and inspiring sounds of Southern gospel, gospel hiphop and praise music.
Lobby Hero
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Lobby Hero
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan
Directed By: Aaron H. Alpern

The show follows a security guard in his late twenties, his strict supervisor, and an overbearing cop and his rookie female partner. The show is set in a foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building in the middle of the night.

Monday, February 29, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Celebrating African American Heritage Book Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Display of books celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
MDC Medical Campus Family Reunion
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Medical Campus

Come and celebrate our Medical Campus roots while enjoying soul food, games and music in this family reunion-style luncheon.
Music Monday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Enjoy a relaxing day on us! Come to 401 on February 29th for live music, and snacks!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Job & College Fair
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medical Campus

Wednesday, March 2, 2016: A hiring event for licensed graduates, graduates, and students of MDC Medical Campus! Come prepared to meet with Human Resource professionals representing hospitals, clinics, and private practices! The free Job & College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, at the Medical Campus of MDC, in Building 1, Room 1175. Also on March 2, meet with universities and colleges to learn about advanced degrees. Having a higher degree has proven to accelerate career advancement!
R & B Ensemble
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Kendall Campus

After rehearsing night and day throughout the semester, The R&B Ensemble will be showcasing the talents of MDC vocalists and instrumentalists performing an incredibly eclectic variety of music ranging from Michael Jackson to Earth, Wind & Fire. This group is guaranteed to have something for everyone!

Thursday, March 03, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Youth Fair Ticket Sale (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Buy your discount tickets for the Dade County Youth Fair Now until March 16! Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar's office located on the second floor in Room 1203 or online with the promo code: MDCMedical2016.
California Dreaming: Photography Show (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

The New California Views Portfolio (1964-1979) was assembled and produced by photographer and publisher Victor Landweber. The photographs present a variety of processes and subject matter. This exhibition is borrowed from Miami Dade College's Permanent Collection. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday from 5-7pm.
Miami Wind Symphony "Pines of Rome"
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Miami Wind Symphony is a fifty-member professional wind orchestra and is founded to present a season of wind band concert performances.

Monday, March 07, 2016

FREE Body Massages


Medical Campus

Would you like to relieve stress?  We would like to help!

The MDC Medical Campus Massage Therapy Students are providing 50 minute full body massages in our clinic, Room 1255 on Mondays and Thursdays. The times on Mondays are: 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.  The times on Thursday evenings are:  6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:25pm.   These massages are free of charge, although donations are accepted and will go to the Miami Rescue Mission and the Massage Therapy Student Education Fund.

If you are interested in scheduling a massage for yourself or your friends and family, please e-mail me with contact information, preference of day or evening and desired time.  If a student has availability, they will schedule the massage.

Thank you very much and we look forward to helping you, your friends and family to Relax, Renew and Refresh!

  

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 (Mult