On Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., see Positive Youth, a film about the lives of four young people who are HIV-positive. Discussion follows. There’s no admission charge but you’re asked to RSVP here. See the film at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
This month, the Miami Tower free film event is devoted to the series Eyes on the Prize. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:15 p.m., see parts 5 and 6 of the 12-part series detailing the years of the Civil Rights Movement in this country. Before the screening, there will be a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. with a cash bar and snacks. It all happens at the Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St..
See a film that asks the questions what’s wrong with our world and what we can do to make it better? I Am plays on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.); admission is free and writer/director Tom Shadyac speaks afterward at a Q&A. It happens at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St.
See How to Boil a Frog on Friday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. The free screening of this environmental documentary takes place at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr.
At noon on Tuesday, July 12, you can see Egalite for All, a film on the life of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. There will also be a question-and-answer session and an informal reception in room A104 on the North Campus of Miami-Dade College, 11380 NW 27 Ave.
The Miami Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 13. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a cash bar happy hour, followed at 6 p.m. by the documentary Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz. From 7 to 10 p.m. enjoy music by an ensemble of students from the University of Miami. It happens in the 19th floor auditorium of the Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St. Click here for more information.
The Miami Tower Film Series continues on Tuesday, April 12. At 6 p.m. see Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz. It’s a documentary; April is Jazz Appreciation Month. The film will be shown for free in the 19th floor auditorium of the Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St. Click here for more information.
On Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m., see The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers. After the screening, chat with Ellsberg via Skype. It happens at the Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre on FIU’s North Campus, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami
O Cinema is showing a special “Basel cut” of the documentary Scissors & Glue: The Miami Project during Art Week.
On Friday, Dec. 3, showtime is 7 p.m.; on Saturday and Sunday, the film shows at 4 p.m.
O Cinema is at 90 NW 29 St.
It looks at tactics, some of them illegal, that law enforcement used to prevent demonstrations.
Sunday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Firefly, 219 NE 20 St. Admission is $3.
The film, the winner of the Jackson Film Festival, presents four genocide survivors, people who lived through the Holocaust and massacres in Congo, Rwanda and Darfur. Filmmaker Michael Pertnoy will lead a discussion after the film.
Sweat Records is at 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami. Seats begins at 8 p.m.
The documentary also will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the University of Miami’s Wolfson Communications Building, Room 3053, Shoma Hall, 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables. Information: 724-689-9732.
The Centro Cultural Espanol and the Casa Arabe are presenting a series of free films about Iraq, both fiction and documentary, at DotFiftyOne, 51 NW 36th St., Miami. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Film directors will be present to discuss their work at some of the presentations in the “Tales from Iraq” series.
The remaining films will be shown:
- 7 p.m Dec. 9: Iraqi short films, documentary, from the Independent Film & Television College, Baghdad-IFTCV. A Candle for the Shabandar Café, Emad Ali, Iraq, 2007; A Stranger in His Own Country, Hassanain Al Hani, Iraq, 2007; Leaving, Bahram Al Zuhairi, Iraq, 2007.
- 7 p.m. Dec. 16: Life After the Fall, Al Hayat Ma Baada Al Suqut, Kasim Abid, Iraq, 2008, documentary.