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March 27, 2013 - May 25, 2013

Highlighted Events
  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CHW Symposium (Hialeah Campus Room 5101)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Campus

One Day Training & informational session for Community Health Workers.
Event Image REWIND: Building Miami Uncut
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

Here’s your chance to see all of REWIND's “Building Miami” shows in one sitting! From vintage home movies of the Magic City to TV news coverage of Metrorail and Miami Dade College, it’s all playing at these special REWIND screenings.

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

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.
Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image The Salt of the Earth
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vision Care Pinning Ceremony
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Medical Campus

Vision Care Pinning Ceremony
Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Medical Campus

Pinning Ceremony
Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Nursing Pinning
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Medical Campus

Nursing Pinning Ceremony at MDC Kendall Campus
Building 7000 - Theodore R. Gibson Gym
11011 SW 104th Street 
Miami, FL 33176
Phone: 305-237-2000
Event Image The Salt of the Earth
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Event Image REWIND: Seeing the Sites: Miami in Home Movies, 1925 - 1930
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

Miami boomed in the Roaring Twenties, welcoming visitors and new residents alike, and many new arrivals cranked up their home movie cameras and captured images of the Magic City. During Dade Heritage Days REWIND will screen a selection of Boom Era home movies from the Wolfson Archives’ collections.

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

“Seeing the Sites: Miami in Home Movies, 1925 - 1930” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring such issues as Latino culture, fads and follies of the 1980s, civil rights and women’s rights in Florida and Miami Vice-era nightclubs.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.
Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Amour Fou (Mad Love)
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

AMOUR FOU (Mad Love)

A film by Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossman

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany | 2014 | 96 min. | Romance, Drama | Not Rated
German with English Subtitles

Forever under-appreciated and melancholic, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler

2015 Austrian Film Award: Won Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress (Birte Schnoeink)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection - Un Certain Regard Award
2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Toronto Int’l Film Festival: Official Selection

“Hausner has softly evolved in the years between these movies (her first and her lattest) into one of the greatest directors in the world” -Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com | full review

“[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.” -A.A. Dowd, AV Club | full review 

“One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.” -Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York | full review

“Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...” -Melissa Anderson, Village Voice | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image The Salt of the Earth
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 01, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image The Salt of the Earth
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
1:40 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image The Salt of the Earth
1:50 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Image The Salt of the Earth
4:15 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
1:25 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image The Salt of the Earth
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
8:40 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Monday, May 04, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
5:30 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
5:30 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image The Salt of the Earth
8:00 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image REWIND: The Fabulous Fontainebleau
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

Miami Beach’s most glamorous hotel made news before it opened. REWIND remembers the Hotel Fontainebleau’s early years with a selection of unique TV news clips.

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

“The Fabulous Fontainebleau” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring such issues as Latino culture, fads and follies of the 1980s, civil rights and women’s rights in Florida and Miami Vice-era nightclubs.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.
Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
6:00 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image The Salt of the Earth
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image Miami Writers Institute (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE:
Creative writing and publishing workshops over four days with renowned authors and publishing professionals Kate Christensen, Rachel Deahl, Andy Kifer and others.
Registration and complete information available at: TheCenteratMDC.org.
Event Image The Salt of the Earth
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
8:20 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
8:30 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Event Image Three Newly Restored Alain Delon’s Films


Tower Theater

THREE NEWLY RESTORED ALAIN DELON’S FILMS

The fully restored prints of three thrillers led by legendary French star Alain Delon will have their Florida Premiere at MDC’s Tower Theater beginning Friday, May 1. The films, barely screened in the US before, are Three Men to Kill, The Gang (both directed by Jacques Deray), and Two Men in Town (directed by José Giovanni). As usual, the theater will offer discount prices for those patrons who purchased tickets for the whole series.

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Deux hommes dans la ville)


A film by José Giovanni
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

France | 1973 | 100 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough from Gino’s criminal days.

Screenplay: José Giovanni, Gianfranco Clerici
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Editing: Françoise Javet
Music: Philippe Sarde

“...a remarkable collaboration between two actors that created some of the most memorable gangster films in French cinema.” -Svet Atanasov, DVDtalks | full review

“To cast Jean Gabin and Alain Delon side by side is to invite a crash course in French cinema history, the contrast between the former's craggy stolidity and the latter's sun-tanned languor standing in for the tensions between the country's pre-war "tradition of quality" and the deconstructing modernism of the New Wave. Despite their differences, however, their acting styles share melancholy and barely repressed violence, so that in Two Men in Town, the final of their collaborations together, the stars share enough iconic chemistry for their scenes to reflect the intergenerational passing of a torch.” -Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine | full review 


THE GANG (Le gang)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Roland Bertin, Xavier Depraz, Laura Betti, Nicole Calfan

France, Italy | 1977 | 105 min | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

Based on a novel by Roger Borniche, this crime drama retells the story of the renowned gangster "Pierrot le Fou," whose band of robbers sought out banks and factories in the period just after the Second World War, when the French police forces were in disarray. In the movie, Alain Delon plays Robert, the gang leader, who plans for his gang to perform a large number of major robberies in one day. After that, he and his gang will retire comfortably for a time with the loot.

Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Alphonse Boudard, Roger Borniche
Cinematography: Silvano Ippoliti
Editing: Henri Lanoë
Music: Carlo Rustichelli


THREE MEN TO KILL (3 hommes à abattre)

A film by Jacques Deray
Cast: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair

Franch | 1980 | 93 min. | Thriller | Not Rated
French with English subtitles

While on his way to a high-stakes card game, gambler Michel Gerfaut (Alain Delon) comes across a solo car wreck on a country road and takes the driver to the hospital. But this crash is no accident, and Michel soon finds himself the target of ruthless arms dealers. Pursued by their brutal henchmen, Michel must use all his wits and skills to survive and to keep his girlfriend Béa out of danger. Ironically, his ability to escape the assassins’ attempts on his life only makes the sinister kingpins more certain that he is a professional working for the competition. This 1980s crime thriller, one of nine films that Delon made with director Jacques Deray, was a box-office hit when it was released in France. Full of car chases, grizzly killings and early ‘80s fashion, the film makes full use of the Delon’s quintessential stoic cool.

Screenplay: Alain Delon, Christopher Frank, Jacques Deray, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cinematography: Jean Tournier
Editing: Isabel García de Herreros
Music: Claude Bolling

Discount Price for the series: $15 (the 3 films)


Event Image Miami Writers Institute (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE:
Creative writing and publishing workshops over four days with renowned authors and publishing professionals Kate Christensen, Rachel Deahl, Andy Kifer and others.
Registration and complete information available at: TheCenteratMDC.org.
Event Image REWIND: Pictures at a Demolition
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

Sometimes the most attention a building got came when it was demolished. Unique newsfilm captures the final days of several Miami landmarks, including the Roney Plaza Hotel, the McAllister Hotel, and Henry Flagler’s FEC Station.

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

“Pictures at a Demolition” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring such issues as Latino culture, fads and follies of the 1980s, civil rights and women’s rights in Florida and Miami Vice-era nightclubs.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.
Event Image The Salt of the Earth
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Image First Draft: A Literary Social
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Offsite

FIRST DRAFT: A LITERARY SOCIAL
Write a story. Have a drink. Write a better story. This is how it goes: participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt, then everyone gets some time to write their stories. Those who want to, will read their work aloud. We'll take a break to drink and socialize (your first drink is on the house!), then we start the whole process over again.
Theme: Changes.
Event Image 24 Days (24 jours)
6:50 PM

Tower Theater

24 DAYS (24 jours)

A film by Alexandre Arcady
Cast: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Éric Caravaca, Sylvie Testud

France | 2014 | 108 min. | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
French with English Subtitles

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receives nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

Screenplay: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez
Cinematography: Gilles Henry
Editing: Manu De Sousa
Music: Armand Amar

2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won Lia Award
2015 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Film
2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Won Jury Award for Best Drama
2014 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival: Won Audience Choice Award for Best Dramatic Film

“Arcady’s film is well-paced… 24 Days wishes to not only tell the true story of Ilan Halimi but to make Jewish people, amongst others, aware of the atrocities which continue to happen every day.” -Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection | full review

“Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival's Jewish Experience Award, its merit is due more to its brave portrayal of race relations in France” -Lucy Doughty, Reel Georgia | full review

“…the struggle between the family, the police, and the kidnappers, is mesmerizing. The fact that this is all true makes things even more shocking. A definite must see.” -Will Brownridge, The Film Reel | full review

“The cinematography and the performances are flawless.” -Angus Wolfe Murray, EyeForFilm | full review 

Event Image The Poet of Havana
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tower Theater

Enter the world of internationally renowned Cuban musician Carlos Varela...singer, songwriter, lyricist, one of the most influential and well-loved artists of his time as he celebrates his 30th anniversary in poignant performances. Discover his cultural, political and social significance. Shot in Havana, with unique access, exclusive interviews, stunning concert and insider back-stage moments. Varela is joined by Jackson Browne, Benicio del Toro, Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique, Juan and Samuel Formel, Diana Fuentes, X Alfonso, Alexander Abreu and more.

WRITER/DIRECTOR RON CHAPMAN & SUBJECT CARLOS VARELA
WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR INTRO AND Q&A! 
Event Image Clouds of Sils Maria
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A film by Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

France | 2014 | 124 min. | Drama | Rated R
English with No Subtitles 

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). Maria Enders (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she’s cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz) in a new production of the play that first made her famous, Maria must come to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating high into the mountains with her personal assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria confronts her personal demons and prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Marion Monnier
Music: Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya

2015 César Awards, France: Won Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart), Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film
2015 Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2014 Prix Louis Delluc: Won Best Film
2014 Cannes Film Festival: Official selection – Main competition
2014 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Screenplay
2014 Munich Film Festival: Official selection

“A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights.” -Peter Debruge, Variety | full review 

“The typically great Binoche conveys a tantalizing mixture of confidence and unease as she considers her glamorous past and undetermined future.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE | full review

“The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe.” -Diego Costa, Slant Magazine | full review

“This is a complex, bewitching and melancholy drama, another fearlessly intelligent film from Assayas.”
-Robbie Collin, The Telegraph | full review

“A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief.” -Jon Frosch, The Atlantic | full review

“Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.” -Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada) | full review


Friday, May 08, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Event Image Miami Writers Institute (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE:
Creative writing and publishing workshops over four days with renowned authors and publishing professionals Kate Christensen, Rachel Deahl, Andy Kifer and others.
Registration and complete information available at: TheCenteratMDC.org.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Event Image Miami Writers Institute (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE:
Creative writing and publishing workshops over four days with renowned authors and publishing professionals Kate Christensen, Rachel Deahl, Andy Kifer and others.
Registration and complete information available at: TheCenteratMDC.org.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Monday, May 11, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Event Image REWIND: Building MDC
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Event Image Black Souls


Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


Event Image Iris


Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Event Image REWIND: Tracking Metrorail
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

Metrorail’s first paying passengers caught the trains in May 1983. Miamians discover Metrorail, from the frustrations of exact change to the delights of lunch at Shorty’s Bar-B-Q, in unique television news video first broadcast three decades ago.

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

“Tracking Metrorail” will be shown along with other REWIND shows exploring such issues as Latino culture, fads and follies of the 1980s, civil rights and women’s rights in Florida and Miami Vice-era nightclubs.

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.

Friday, May 15, 2015

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Tower Theater

Village Voice’ s Critics Pick
BLACK SOULS (Anime Nere)

A film by Francesco Munzi
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Italy | 2014 | 103 min. | Drama | Not Rated
Italian with English Subtitles


Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, Black Souls (Anime Nere) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Screenplay: Gioacchino Criaco, Francesco Munzi, Maurizio Braucci, Fabrizio Ruggirello
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Giuliano Taviani

2014 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Film, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Schermi di Qualità Award

"Black Souls is a superior Italian gangster movie... the kind of movie that other Mob films aspire to be." Black Souls is this week's Critic's Pick! -Simon Abrams, Village Voice | full review

"Superb... The screenplay is both marvelously circuitous and wholly unpredictable. Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry.” -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine | full review

"An ominous, well-acted portrait of an ingrown feudal society of violence, retaliation and deadly machismo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times | full review

"Director Francesco Munzi lets his tragic narrative unfold gradually and subtly, like a neo-neorealist take on The Godfather. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing." -Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.comn | full review

"Francesco Munzi's Black Souls spins an elegant yet intense tragedy about the unexpected turns violence can take for those who live a life of bloodshed." -Travis Hopson, Examiner.com | full review 


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Tower Theater

The Last Work of a Master
IRIS

A film by Albert Maysles
Featuring: Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel

USA | 2014 | 83 min. | Documentary, Biography, History | Rated PG-13

Iris pairs legendary, recently late documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

Screenplay: Albert Maysles
Editing: Paul Lovelace
Music: Steve Gunn, Justin Tripp

2015 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival: Won Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2014 New York Film Festival: World Premiere

“An interest in fashion is not required to enjoy and admire this truly original character.” -Kristin Tillotson, Minneapolis Star Tribune | full review

“Warmly reveals Iris Apfel is more than her owlish glasses. . . Followed for a year+. . . Maysles's legendary cinema verité technique is most effective at watching her shop.” -Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com | full review

“The other message of the film is positivity. Iris's good humor and wit are evident in her every utterance, and also in her husband's. Clearly their attitudes and their loving marriage have added life to their years that anyone would envy, or take as a role model.” -Chris Knipp, Writing: Movies | full review





Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image L'Intrepido: A lonely Hero


Tower Theater

CINEMA ITALIA
Co-sponsored by Società Dante Alighieri, Cinema Italy Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater

Florida Premiere

L'INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO

A film by Gianni Amelio
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina

Italy | 2013 | 104 min. | Comedy | Not Rated
Italian and Albanian with English subtitles

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work – every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job in order to be useful and have self respect. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio. This really is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man (superbly embodied by leading actor Antonio Albanese) who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films like Being There and even Zelig, L’Intrepido is gently satirical, acutely observed and, whilst still having the atmosphere of a fable, is replete with a wonderfully appropriate music score.

Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Simona Paggi
Music: Franco Piersanti

2014 Golden Globes Italy: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese), Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Nominated for Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Score
2014 BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival: Won Best Production Design
2013 Venice Film Festival: Won Best Actor (Antonio Albanese) , Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Magic Lantern Award

“A stinging and sobering portrait of the struggle for subsistence and dignity in the face of economic despair, while laced with muted comedic charm.” -Prairie Miller, Critical Women | full review



Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Monday, May 18, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medical Campus

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medical Campus

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

Wolfson Campus

Here’s your chance to see all of REWIND's “Building Miami” shows in one sitting! From vintage home movies of the Magic City to TV news coverage of Metrorail and Miami Dade College, it’s all playing at these special REWIND screenings.

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

Admission to REWIND screenings is free.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


Friday, May 22, 2015

Event Image La Sapienza


Tower Theater

LA SAPIENZA

A film by Eugène Green
Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio,

France, Italy | 2014 | 101 min. | Drama | Not Rated
In French and Italian with English Subtitles

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor. With his young friend, Alexandre heads for Turin and Rome, and draws fresh inspiration from the beauty of our country and Goffredo's enthusiasm. He will thus rediscover his joy of life and his original passion for his work, while Alienor will now have the chance to consider her real needs now that her husband has found himself once more. The film tells of a love story that develops in parallel amid architecture, artistic inspiration and of course emotions. The title of the film refers to one of the most extraordinary projects completed by Francesco Borromini: the Church of St. Yves at La Sapienza in Rome.

Screenplay: Eugène Green
Cinematography: Raphaël O'Byrne
Editing: Valérie Loiseleux

2015 International Cinephile Society Awards: Won Best Picture
2014 Seville European Film Festival: Won Best Film
2014 Locarno, Toronto and New York International Film Festivals: Official Selection

“An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure.” -
Scott Foundas, Variety | full review

“Green's richly textured, painterly images fuse with the story to evoke the essence of humane urbanity and the relationships that it fosters, whether educational, familial, or erotic.” -Richard Brody, New Yorker | full review 

“Easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. While its style deserves to be called stunningly original and rapturously beautiful, the film is boldest in its artistic and philosophical implications, which pointedly go against many dominant trends of the last half-century.” -Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com | full review

“…it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal.” -Carson Lund, Slant Magazine | full review

“A picture that balances heart and mind with nuance.” -Zachary Wigon, Village Voice | full review

“The movie is an unapologetically rarefied undertaking and at the same time a gracious and inviting film. And it embodies an elegant and melancholy paradox: What looks like tourism is really the pursuit of truth and beauty, and vice versa.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times | full review


Event Image Tangerines


TANGERINES

A film by Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze, Raivo Trass

Estonia | 2014 | 87 min. | Drama, History | Not Rated
Estonian with English Subtitles

Tangerines is a story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze. Nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldier from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences.

Screenplay: Zaza Urushadze
Cinematography: Rein Kotov
Editing: Alexander Kuranov
Music: Niaz Diasamidze

2015 Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
2015 Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Jerusalem Film Festival: Won In Spirit for Freedom Award
2013 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival: Won Audience Award
2014 Satellite Awards: Won Best Motion Picture, International Film

“Its impact sealed by across-the-board strong performances from its all-male cast” -Lee Marshall, Screen International | full review

“The film is a great example of how powerful and universal small but well-crafted stories can be.” -Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film | full review

“Director Urushadze films the landscapes with a poetic but unsentimental eye…” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The acting is superb” -Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve | full review 

“Zaza Urushadze to have made a film that will be absorbing even to an audience member with scant knowledge of post-Soviet politics.” -Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews | full review

“Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion” -Dennis Harvey, Variety | full review


  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

Donate Easter baskets and gifts for children ages 1-14. Bring donations to Student Life, Room 1163.
Easter Donations (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Medical Campus

Donate Easter Items to support community activist, Essie "Big mama" Reed and Team of Life, Inc. Easter Baskets for ages 1-11 Gifts for ages 12-14 Drop off location: Student Life Lounge
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
The Essence of Women (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 6:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Come and enjoy this exhibition of artworks by both men and women that focus on the subject of women
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Introduction to Energy Healing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Prof. Lisa Shaw will be showing how psychic energy helps to heal the body through Reiki
Palmetum Gardens Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Dr. Steven Ritter will conduct a tour of the North Campus Palmetum and showcase the variety of palms on display from around the world.
Arboretum Gardens Tour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Campus

Dr. Steven Ritter will conduct a tour of the North Campus Arboretum Gardens explaining the various flowering trees and their important to our environment.

Women Health Presentation
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

The students will learn about women’s health and nutrition. Ticketed lunch to follow. 12 noon – 3 pm Room 401
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

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

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

Donate Easter baskets and gifts for children ages 1-14. Bring donations to Student Life, Room 1163.
Women's History Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Women in STEM Fields
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

North Campus

Come and hear a lecture about Women in STEM fields by biologist Jennifer Smith, assistant director of the Southeast Region of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

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

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Dress to Impress
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Medical Campus

A first impression is key to obtaining your dream job. Join us as we fashion the most current trends in business and medical attire. Door prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be served.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film
A League of Their Own: Fact or Fiction?
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Portions of the film, A League of Their Own, dealing with women in baseball during World War II will be shown as well as portions of a documentary about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. How much of A League of Their Own is based on fact or if it is fiction will be discussed. Presenter: Professor Beth Cloues
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Like Someone in Love
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

Master Kariostami at full throttle, again

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Starring Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden
Japan, France | 2012 | 109 min | Drama | Not Rated
Japanese with English subtitles

Fresh from of the triumph of his Tuscany-set Certified Copy, master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (Tadashi Okuno) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald’s records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryō Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?

Written by Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography by Katsumi Yanagijima
Editing by Bahman Kiarostami

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 New York Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Fest: Official Selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival: Official Selection

"Exquisitely made… An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love is an outstanding example of ‘mise-en-scene’, an almost forgotten art in cinematography that has gradually been replaced by different aesthetic values. Here, one is reminded of the masterful skill of Preminger, at the height of his career, but Like Someone In Love is not just a show of masterful craftsmanship. The film is concrete, physical and profoundly enigmatic.” –
Pierre Rissient, artistic advisor for Cannes Film Festival

“Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.” - Will McCord, Paste Magazine
“If there is a visual equivalent to that title song, Kiarostami seems to have found it.” - Josh Larsen, Larsen on Film

Friday, March 29, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

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

Wolfson Campus

Arnold Meches unwavering work ethic has yielded a powerful collection of paintings imbued with vitality, fervor and prophetic vision. Mesches has created an abundance of large-scale paintings throughout his extensive career and also, with the same intensity, produced scores of small works related to each distinct series. This exhibition focuses on these small paintings, drawings and collages and provides a unique glimpse into Mesches’s artistic practice from 1996 to 2012.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
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6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

Learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Women in STEM fields in this informative display.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut (Die Blechtrommel)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

The complete version, re-mastered by the director

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Andréa Ferréol, Charles Aznavour

Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the current Director’s Cut reincorporates sequences and characters that novelist Günter Grass lobbied for - the Rasputin orgy and the crazed Treblinka survivor-disinfector Fajngold - from twenty-one minutes trimmed to the bin thirty years ago. The result is a visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz and Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel by
Günter Grass
Additional dialogue by Günter Grass
Cinematography by Igor Luther
Editing by Suzanne Baron
Music by Maurice Jarre

1979 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Palme d'Or (Tied with Apocalypse Now)
1980 US Academy Awards (Oscars): Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Film
1980 Bodil Awards: Won, Best European Film
1980 César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Japanese Academy Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“One of cinema's greatest coming of age stories…” - Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com

“It stands with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun as one of the finest German films of the 1970s.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“Volker Schlöndorff is perhaps the most profound of the young German directors who rose in the 1970s, and his brilliant movie is artistically fascinating.” - Glenn Erickson, Film Savant

“His visual translation of Grass’ mix of stark realism and comic fantasy is truly brilliant. “ – Tim Sheridan, Paste Magazine

“One of the ways in which the film is able to seem un-intimidated by the reputation of its source (Grass won a Nobel Prize in Literature; the film got a Best Foreign-Language Oscar®) stems from Schlondorff's decision to pitch it closer to Rabelais than Goethe as it visits the strife that rained down on Danzig (currently Gdansk, Poland),” - Jay Carr, Turner Classic Movies
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3:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 31, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
Event Image NO
2:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
2:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:30 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Lore
7:05 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
7:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 01, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
7:30 AM

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Earth Day themed
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Earth Day themed student tables
Fracking-energy Independence at last?
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Lecture "fracking" energy independence at last? presented by Dr. Carlos Fernandez
Giant Insect Takes over Kendall Campus!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Visual Arts Student Organization (VASO) will unleash an insect that will make its way with menacing maneuvers from the Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts to Building R. VASO members will perform their own whimsical version of the Jitterbug dance.
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
10:00 AM

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Power Shift (film)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Power Shift. Narrated by actress Cameron Diaz, Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability documents the various ways energy is consumed throughout the world, and discusses various plans under way to find a sustainable energy source so as not to draw on the Earth's natural resources.
MDC Jazz Vocal Student Recital
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kendall Campus

This recital has been a highlight for the jazz vocal department in recent years as it showcases the extraordinary talent that the students involved in the program possess. These students are chosen by audition and are the best of the best so come celebrate a night of wonderful music with us!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Southeast Florida Coral Reefs
8:25 AM - 9:40 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Southeast Florida Coral Reefs. Lecture about Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) presented by Julio Jimenez 8:25-9:40 A.M. Room 401
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Artist Derrick Adams
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Derrick Adams, a multidisciplinary New York-based artist, will give a presentation about his artistic process. Adams studied at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

The emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac

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Directed by Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart
Starring Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart, Mick Fleetwood, Glen Ballard, Reese Witherspoon
USA | 2012 | 112 min |Documentary, musical | English with no subtitles | Not Rated

An Intimate portrait of one of rock's most enduring and legendary artists, the multi Grammy Award winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks, one of the lead singers and the emotional catalyst for Fleetwood Mac, as she and former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album In Your Dreams. The inner life of the elusive singer has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public. For the first time, Stevie Nicks allowed cameras inside her magical old mansion high atop the hills of LA with a wild cast of musicians and friends. Nicks, who has produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums as writer of such iconic songs as Landslide,Gold Dust Woman and Edge of 17, is regularly cited by stars as diverse as Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Courtney Love, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks and John Mayer as an iconic favorite and heroine and is a continuous inspiration to the world's top fashion designers. Two days after the film commercial premiere on April 2nd, Stevie Nicks, is embarking on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 world tour.

Cinematography by Paul Boyd
Editing by Shane Mclafferty
Produced by Weapons of Mass Entertainment.
In Your Dreams record was co-written by Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart

“One of the 100 greatest singers of all time.” – Rolling Stones magazine

"When you see it, you are going to be living in my world for one hour and forty minutes." – Stevie Nicks

ONE SCREENING ONLY
Tuesday, April 2, 6:45 p.m.
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Arts & Letters Day


Kendall Campus

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
The Last Survivor Screening
7:40 AM - 8:40 AM

Homestead Campus

A story about genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy.
Heart of the Arts Photography Exhibit
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kendall Campus

This juried exhibition displays works by MDC photography students with the theme Heart of the Arts. Coordinated by Tony Chirinos
Focus on Dance
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Focus on Dance
Joanna Ursal and Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinators

MDC Kendall Dance Program and MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble present Focus on Dance: an emergence of student led choreographic dialogue, scenography and movement. The performance will be preceded by a Q & A
Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

InterAmerican Campus

Nonnative Burmese pythons (one of the largest snakes on the planet) plague is spreading throughout the Florida Everglades. Lecture presented by Larry Perez
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Egg Drop Contest
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Successfully design a container to keep an egg from breaking or cracking when dropped from a second floor height onto shell shattering concrete.
Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jody Steiger will deliver a speech on the importance of the arts in the community. Steiger has divided her career between the performing arts - as both designer and director - and the fields of educational innovation and curriculum planning. She holds a doctorate degree in education with special emphasis on the role of the arts in education and social development. She’s a member of the board of AcciónArte and the Board of the Orchestra of the Americas and the Fundación ARDE (Arte para el Desarrollo), and the former director of the National Theatre of Costa Rica.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
What is Beauty?
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the nature of beauty through the prism of philosophy in this interactive workshop. Share, develop, and discover the aesthetics among the arts, nature, and human beings. Participate in a discussion on Plato, Kant, and David Hume. Our focus is on nurturing and enhancing our personal views in the context of understanding the objective nature of beauty. Facilitated by Allen McPhee
Event Image The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut (Die Blechtrommel)
3:30 PM

Tower Theater

The complete version, re-mastered by the director

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Andréa Ferréol, Charles Aznavour

Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Honored with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the current Director’s Cut reincorporates sequences and characters that novelist Günter Grass lobbied for - the Rasputin orgy and the crazed Treblinka survivor-disinfector Fajngold - from twenty-one minutes trimmed to the bin thirty years ago. The result is a visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.

Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz and Volker Schlöndorff, based on the novel by
Günter Grass
Additional dialogue by Günter Grass
Cinematography by Igor Luther
Editing by Suzanne Baron
Music by Maurice Jarre

1979 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Palme d'Or (Tied with Apocalypse Now)
1980 US Academy Awards (Oscars): Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Best Foreign Language Film
1980 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Foreign Film
1980 Bodil Awards: Won, Best European Film
1980 César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Volker Schlöndorff
1982 Japanese Academy Awards: Won, Best Foreign Language Film

“One of cinema's greatest coming of age stories…” - Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com

“It stands with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun as one of the finest German films of the 1970s.” - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“Volker Schlöndorff is perhaps the most profound of the young German directors who rose in the 1970s, and his brilliant movie is artistically fascinating.” - Glenn Erickson, Film Savant

“His visual translation of Grass’ mix of stark realism and comic fantasy is truly brilliant. “ – Tim Sheridan, Paste Magazine

“One of the ways in which the film is able to seem un-intimidated by the reputation of its source (Grass won a Nobel Prize in Literature; the film got a Best Foreign-Language Oscar®) stems from Schlondorff's decision to pitch it closer to Rabelais than Goethe as it visits the strife that rained down on Danzig (currently Gdansk, Poland),” - Jay Carr, Turner Classic Movies
Event Image NO
3:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Baseball Vs Indian River
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Miami Dade College Shark Baseball team Vs The Indian River 
Health Information Management Pinning Ceremony
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Medical Campus

Health Information Management Pinning Ceremony
HIM & HIS Pinning Ceremony
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medical Campus

This is the Pinning Ceremony for Health Information Management Technology and Health Care Informatics Specialist graduates. Class of 2013
Biomimicry: Learning from Nature (film)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Two part series film based on the book Biomimicry - a new science that studies nature 's best ideas 6:30-8:00 P.M. Room 401
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Rehearsal
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello calls into question the levels of theatricality and contrivance inherent in all plays. Be one of the first to attend this classic, made up of student cast members. Directed by Brad Beckman
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Sustainability Symposium
9:50 AM - 11:20 AM

InterAmerican Campus

The Three Pillars of Sustainability. Presented by Mike Matthews, Prof. Alex Salinas and Prof. David Mahon
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Emerging Artists: 47th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Enjoy original works in all mediums by Kendall Campus art students.
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Lore
9:00 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 05, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Periodic Table Contest (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 2:00 PM

InterAmerican Campus

How well do you know the periodic table? Come and find out!
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
6:30 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Originals
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Music Revolution Student Organization performs original compositions and arrangements.
New World School of the Arts Opera
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

North Campus

Domenico Cimarosa's two-act opera, The Secret Marriage (Il Matrimonio Segreto), with guest artist Stefanos Koroneos, will be presented by a cast of college students from the New World School of the Arts College Opera Theater Ensemble. Directed by Rodney Miller, the ensemble, mostly graduating college seniors majoring in voice, will have the opportunity to appear in a professional-level production staged by Donald Westwood, a director with national and international credits. Under the baton of Alfred Gershfeld, the fully staged opera will be accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra and includes magnificent period costumes, scenery and props.  General admission $10, students and seniors $5.  For more information, please contact 305-237-7855.
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 06, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Oh Mama! ICD-10 Coding Series
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Medical Campus

Workshops focus on using in ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS coding classification obstetrical and gynecology medical statements and health records. Event will be held at Broward Medical Center, 1600 South Andrews Avenue, Second Floor Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale 33316
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Lady Sharks vs Indian River State College (DH)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Lady Sharks Softball team vs Indian River State College
Event Image NO
1:30 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
1:40 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
4:05 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
New World School of the Arts Opera
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

North Campus

Domenico Cimarosa's two-act opera, The Secret Marriage (Il Matrimonio Segreto), with guest artist Stefanos Koroneos, will be presented by a cast of college students from the New World School of the Arts College Opera Theater Ensemble. Directed by Rodney Miller, the ensemble, mostly graduating college seniors majoring in voice, will have the opportunity to appear in a professional-level production staged by Donald Westwood, a director with national and international credits. Under the baton of Alfred Gershfeld, the fully staged opera will be accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra and includes magnificent period costumes, scenery and props.  General admission $10, students and seniors $5.  For more information, please contact 305-237-7855.
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 07, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
BSN Honor Society Induction
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Medical Campus

BSN Honor Society Induction
BSN Honor Society Induction Ceremony
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Induction of new members
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
2:35 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
2:40 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
“Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré & “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten with the Chamber Singers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Offsite

“Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré & “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten with the Chamber Singers
Dr. Kenneth Boos, Director
Matthew Steynor, Guest Organist
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, Florida 33158.

The Chamber Singers, an auditioned performing ensemble, from the MDC-Kendall Vocal Music Department will perform both of these classical works under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Boos, Choral/Vocal Department Coordinator. Matthew Steynor will be the guest organist.
Event Image NO
4:40 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:45 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
7:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
Event Image NO
7:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 08, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
MAT0022C - Test Prep
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Hialeah Campus

Test review for Prof. Blenchette's MAT0022c class.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Medical Campus

Kick-off meeting for Hispanic Heritage Committee members

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

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

Wolfson Campus

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

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

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
4:10 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Jazz Workshop & Jazz Sax Ensemble
12:00 AM

Kendall Campus

Jazz Workshop/Jazz Sax Ensemble
Thomas McCormick, Director
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Hernandez Building, Room 8122

The MDC Saxophone Ensemble is a student ensemble performing a variety of music ranging from ragtime to jazz. This year’s concert will feature works by Phil Woods, Bob Mintzer and other composers. The MDC Jazz Workshop Ensemble will perform a wide range of jazz styles and features saxophones, guitars, rhythm section and a female vocalist. Both ensembles are under the direction of professor Thomas McCormick.
Ability Counts Career Fair
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

North Campus

The ACCESS Department at Miami Dade College-North Campus presents a host of employers, including public companies and organizations for a day of interaction and career and job information dissemination to students as well as the potential for on-the-spot-interviewing. Some 30 employers are expected to participate.
Tim O’Brien and The Things They Carried
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tim O’Brien, author of the lauded The Things They Carried, a Big Read choice, will read from his work and share his thoughts on being an author. The details of warfare may have changed since Vietnam, but O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical account of a young platoon on a battlefield without a front, dodging sniper fire and their own misgivings, continues to win legions of dedicated readers, both in uniform and out. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture.
Event Image Tim O'Brien and The Things They Carried
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Tim O’Brien, author of the lauded The Things They Carried, a Big Read choice, will read from his work and share his thoughts on being an author. The details of warfare may have changed since Vietnam, but O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical account of a young platoon on a battlefield without a front, dodging sniper fire and their own misgivings, continues to win legions of dedicated readers, both in uniform and out. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

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

Wolfson Campus

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

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

Freedom Tower

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

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Sharks Baseball team Vs Palm Beach
Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:20 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
The World We Live In
5:40 PM - 8:10 PM

InterAmerican Campus

Discussion about "The World We Live In". Presented by Prof. Diana Tang
Event Image NO
6:35 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
6:45 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

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

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Lore
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Shortland’s brilliant new film is an unsettling coming-of-age story that renders its judgement on Germany’s crimes and strange aftermath of the war." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Telling Your Story Part 2 (Advanced Fiction) with David Beaty (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 8:30 PM

Wolfson Campus

We'll read and discuss student stories and examine stories by modern masters
such as Hemingway, Alice Munro and Isaac Babel, paying close attention to
beginnings, middles and endings, style and theme. What makes a good beginning?
How can we develop a story? We'll concentrate on character creation and plot.
There will be short writing exercises in class, and students will be expected to
bring in their own stories to be read and discussed.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

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

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

InterAmerican Campus

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

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

North Campus

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

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Jane Pyle Composition Competition
11:15 AM - 1:45 PM

Kendall Campus

The Jane Pyle Composition Competition is an annual event honoring the late Jane Pyle – a highly admired and respected pianist and pedagogue who spent much of her life guiding and encouraging young musicians at the Kendall campus. Students compete for cash prizes by using their knowledge of musical style, theory, and form.
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

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

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

Wolfson Campus

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

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

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Los Prometeítos: After-school Theatre Program in Spanish
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Koubek Center

at Miami Dade College's Koubek Center for children ages 6 – 9.

Kids discover the world of acting, using song and dance, while improving their Spanish language skills. (Classes are taught entirely in Spanish)

Information: 305.237.7750

Registration: $260

Please fill out the information below about the student that will be enrolled in the Prometeítos After School Program. If you need to register more than one student, please submit each student individually.

Student's Name:

Student's Age:

Event Image NO
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

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

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

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

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image War Witch (Rebelle)
9:10 PM

Tower Theater

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Alain Lino, Eli Bastien

Canada | 2012 | Digital | 90min | Drama, History | Not Rated
French, Lingala with English subtitles

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children's points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster.

Screenplay by Kim Nguyen
Cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc
Editing by Richard Comeau
Original sound-track: African folk and pop music

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Canadian Screen Awards (Genie): Nominated for Best Motion Picture, Direction, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), Best Original Screenplay,
2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best International Film,
2012 National Board of Review: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Won, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Rachel Mwanza)
2012 Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 American Film Institute Festival: Official Selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection


“Can films from Africa succeed in the West? War Witch proves the answer Is YES.” - Jonathan Curiel,
NPR, PBS

"A moving and emotional powerhouse…War Witch packs a punch.” – Movieline

“In the middle of War Witch, there blooms a kind of love story that introduces a more rollicking side of African culture.” - Jay Stone, Postmedia News

“Canadian-based writer Kim Nguyen, little known beyond fantasy fest circles, handles the material, displaying a maturity, panache and emotional marksmanship that will elevate his reputation several notches.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

“Rachel Mwanza, an acting newcomer discovered on the streets of Kinshasa, guides the film naturally. Much of Nicolas Bolduc's observant cinematography focuses on the emotions subtly registered on her face. Mwanza faces the difficult task -- and rises to the challenge -- of at once showing feelings and smothering them.” - Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood!

“An incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results.” - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Campus

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Math Contest
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

The Math Lab is holding a contest for students of college prep and MAC1105 to review for their finals.
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Baseball Vs Brevard
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kendall Campus

The Miami Dade College Sharks Baseball team Vs Brevard
PTK Induction Ceremony
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hialeah Campus

The Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony recognizes students for their high scholastic achievements by inviting them to become part of the PTK International Honors Society
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
Event Image Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6 pm

Generously Underwritten by:
The Musikatow Foundation

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has held 132 solo exhibitions to date. The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFES WORK at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed. Curated by Kim Levin, respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice (1983-2006), A LIFES WORK promises to be Mesches'most intense, and perhaps the most inclusive, retrospective, beginning with a 1945 painting - the 1st piece ever exhibited.

Accompanying catalog published by the University Press of Florida with essays by artist, academic, and critic, Robert Storr; aurator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian, Peter Selz. Edited by Arnold Mesches award winning novelist wife, Jill Ciment and designed by Connie Hwang Design.
Event Image Emerging Artists 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfson Campus

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
12 pm

The annual campus-wide student art exhibition, presenting a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and jewelry.
Event Image Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Freedom Tower

Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.
Event Image Quartet
3:50 PM

Tower Theater

Extraordinary actor, first-rate director

Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
UK | 2012 | 35 mm | 98 min | Comedy, Drama | English | PG-13

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Cinematography by John de Borman
Edition by Barney Pilling
Music by Dario Marianelli

2013 Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (Maggie Smith)
2012 British Independent Film Awards: Nominated, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Billy Connolly)
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Won, Audience Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
2012 Hollywood Film Festival: Won, Hollywood Breakthrough Award (Dustin Hoffman)
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, NBR Award Top Ten Independent Films

“A quick and charming story of late life revival so surprisingly lithe you'd hardly believe it was a directorial debut.” - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies with Butter

Quartet is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.” - Tom Long, Detroit News

“After Quartet, actor/director Dustin Hoffman should never direct again. Perfection like this cannot be repeated, and from here, everything is downhill.” - Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
“Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor.” - John Wirt, Advocate

Quartet asks the musical question, Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?, and answers it with a resounding No.” - Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Event Image Bert Stern: Original Madman
4:00 PM

Tower Theater

Breaching an icon’s privacy

Directed by Shannah Laumeister
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Bert Stern, Sophia Loren, Madonna
USA | 2012 | 93 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Bert Stern, also known for his seminal film Jazz on a Summer's Day, experienced a meteoric career that began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with young staff photographer Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Stern's career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide with Stern's iconic and legendary "Driest of the Dry" campaign for Smirnoff in 1955. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian pyramids, this ad would sell more vodka than Smirnoff had dreamed, transforming America into a martini-sipping country and launching Stern to star photographer status at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what creative director George Lois called "the creative evolution." His groundbreaking images of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, coupled with his astonishing success in advertising, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. indeed, Stern’s photographs of Monroe in her last sitting are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon. After marrying the stunning ballet dancer Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

Written by Shannah Laumeister
Editing by Jeff Werner
Cinematography by Gregory McClatchy
Music by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair

“Original Madman is humorous, compelling, tragic and elegant in equal measures. Bert Stern is the man who, amongst other things, revolutionized American advertising; initiated the relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and inspired America to become a nation of vodka drinkers.” - Daniel Harling, Take One

2012 Cambridge Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Florida Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival: Official selection
Event Image Beyond the Hills
6:10 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
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6:20 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kendall Campus

Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator
April 12, 11:00 am (Free Matinee)
April 12 , 13 at 7:30 pm (Admission $5)

The second annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community is a scholarly dance conference which seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. This conference will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. The goal of the festival is to create an innovative training program for dance artist and laboratory for choreographers.

The festival will include technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Dance Therapy Movement, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning, Yoga and Choreography/Dance Composition. Guest artists include Ana Miranda, Constance McIntyre, Teo Castellano, Tiffany Madera, Joanna Ursal, LeVern Washington, Pioneer Winter, Njeri Plato and many more. The A.I.R. Dance Conference will also include the performance on Friday, April 12 @ 11:00am (Free Matinee), Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm. Admission $5
Six Characters in Search of an Author By Luigi Prandello
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kendall Campus

Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story.
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9:05 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

“The intense longing of both women for a situation in which their love for each other might thrive gives this film its suspense and its devastating power.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable. ” - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Engrossing. Explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills moves so effortlessly through the gnarly intersection of love, loss, God and godlessness that you barely notice how much he's doing, and with such effortless grace.” - John Anderson, Newsday
Event Image NO
9:15 PM

Tower Theater

The marketing of Freedom
MIAMI COMMERCIAL PREMIERE

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
Chile | 2012 | 35 mm | 118 min | Drama | Rated R
Spanish with English subtitles

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta
Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong
Editing by Andrea Chignoli
Original Music by Carlos Cabezas

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight): Won, C.I.C.A.E. Award
2012 National Board of Review, USA: Won, Top Five Foreign Language Films
2012 Toronto, Tokyo, Telluride, London, Hamburg, Film Festivals: Official Selection
2012 São Paulo International Film Festival: Won, Audience Award - Best Foreign Language Film

“Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.” – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

“Larraín's script is punctuated by dark bursts of humor, and the filmmaker knowingly navigates his audience to a nail-biting - though never cloying, and fully warranted - climax.” - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

“Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In No, Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.” - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Writer’s Journey: How the Movies Can Make Us Better Writers with Nicholas Garnett (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Good stories don’t just happen, they’re crafted. We’ll look at the structure
of stories, particularly movies, and how that structure can be applied to writing,
with the acclaimed and influential book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure
for Writers as our guide. Based on those principles, you’ll develop, share and
critique your own story summary and writing. This course is designed for any
level or ability, any genre and any place in the writing process.
Writing Memoir with Kathie Klarreich (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Wolfson Campus

Let's go with the assumption that who we are today is the sum total of all our yesterdays. In this memoir-writing workshop, we'll go back and look at what those events, emotions, and incidents are that have ultimately made us unique. All you need is the willingness to reflect and the discipline to write. The rest will work itself out through guidance, discussion and a few solid writing techniques.
Event Image The Big Read (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Center takes on The Big Read again this year with events celebrating
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role
of literature in American culture. Join The Center @ MDC for a month-long celebration which includes author sessions, book discussions and giveaways, a film series, the Young Authors' Essay Challenge, Operation Paperback Book Drive and the South Florida Veterans’ Oral History and Visual Art Project.
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

InterAmerican Campus

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event.. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
April Events on Library Display (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

April Library Display On April, the library dedicates a section of its display in observance of "The Holocaust". Please, come by to learn more about this historical event. April is also the "Autism Awareness Month” and http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039159 "Poetry Month". http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58
“A Kaleidoscope of Sounds” with the Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Offsite

“A Kaleidoscope of Sounds” with the Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir
Dr. Kenneth Boos and Dr. Eugene Greco, Directors
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, Florida 33158

The Men’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Eugene Greco and the Women’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Boos will present a kaleidoscope of sounds with the Brass Ensemble of MDC. A variety of selections will include classical songs, folk songs, and popular Broadway tunes.
Event Image Beyond the Hills
1:30 PM

Tower Theater

Between Love and Faith

Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
2012 | Romania | 150 Minutes | Drama | Not Rated
Romanian with English Subtitles

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. As children, the two women lived together in an orphanage where the tough, short-tempered Alina served as a protector for her more delicate friend. Now, Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita seems disinclined to go, and so Alina stays on for a while, which is when the real trouble begins. Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.

Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu
Editing by Mircea Olteanu

2013 Academy Awards (Oscars): Romania’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, selected among the 9 shortlisted finalist
2012 Cannes Film Festival: Won, Best Actress (Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan), Best Screenplay
2012 New York Film Festival2: Official selection
2012 Toronto Film Festival: Official selection
2012 AFI Film Fest: Official selection
2012 Chicago International Film Festival: Official selection

“One of the year's most powerful films.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com