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.
The film covers an entire football season with the Miami Northwestern Bulls and Taurean Charles, their All-American captain. It shows the role of high school football in Black communities such as Liberty City.
The screening is one of a series of free public programs in conjunction with the exhibition Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami. The Third Thursday History & Culture Series includes panel discussions, lectures, and films; guided tours and special events, all free. The museum is always open free to the public after 5 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.
The Black Crossroads exhibition, which opened March 5 and runs through Jan. 24, 2010, explores the profound impact blacks from the American South, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa have had on the City of Miami.
Click here to see the schedule for upcoming months.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida is at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami.
Popcorn and snacks available. Seating starts at 8 p.m., with the film at 8.30 at 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami.
Miami Dade College, in collaboration with the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami and Latinofusión, is presenting a rare collection of films and documentaries by Cuban directors, as well as filmmakers from Spain, Russia, Germany, Brazil, and Poland, among other countries, regarding Cuba.
Some of the films are being shown in the United States for the first time. The showcase features more than 40 films that often look beyond the popular themes presented in many movies and books about Cuba.
“Island Burden: Films about Cuba” opens at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, with the U.S. premiere of Los Dioses Rotos, a drama by Ernesto Daranas about a university professor who delves into Old Havana’s San Isidro neighborhood, a gateway into the world of prostitution.
The Florida premier of La Mala, about a woman driven to become a singer like Cuban legend “La Lupe,” will take place on closing night. The film’s star, Lena Burke, will perform a free concert following the screening at Cubaocho Art Center, 1465 S.W. Eight St, across from the Tower Theater.
Island Burden runs through Aprril 30 at MDC’s Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. Some films have English subtitles.
Admission to most films is $6. Opening night is $10, and closing night is $20. Complete schedule and information are here.
There will be one free screening, Malas Temporadas, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25.