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Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater to Host The Romance in a Can Film Festival

The Tower Theater

Miami, April 21, 2010 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater and Red Chemistry, Inc., will host a one-of-a-kind cultural event when the Romance in a Can film festival opens Friday, April 29, 2010. Now in its third year, the festival will be held at the College’s Tower Theater in Little Havana through Sunday, May 9, 2010

Emphasizing its namesake, the films featured during this year’s festival will focus on love and the art of romance. The festival will open with the French film Rien de Personnel (Nothing Personal) by Mathias Gokalp, who will be present at the screening.

Exclusive to MDC’s Tower Theater, each screening will feature films represented by countries throughout Europe,  including Germany, Poland, Spain, and France. 

One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the dedication memoriam to late French filmmaker Jacques Démy. There will be screenings of three of his most prized films, including the unforgettable Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). 

The closing night film is the Spanish An Invisible Woman, directed by Oscar-winning producer Gerardo Herrero (The Secret in Their Eyes), with its leading actress María Bouzas in attendance. 

All films are subtitled in English.

WHAT:           The Romance in a Can Film Festival

WHERE:         Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, 1508 S.W. Eighth St., Little Havana

WHEN:           Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 9, 2010
                       *Movie times vary. See the film list below. 

COST:            Admission for films including the receptions is $15 dollars. Admission excluding the receptions is
                       $6 general, $5 seniors/students/Miami Film Society members.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
9 p.m. Opening Night: Nothing Personal (Rien de Personnel)
France|Directed by: Matthias Gokalp           
(Reception in the mezzanine before the film at 7 p.m.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
7 p.m. Homage to Jacques Demy: The Pied Piper 
France|Directed by: Jacques Demy
9 p.m. Homage to Jacques Demy: Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
France|Directed by: Jacques Demy

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
2:40 p.m. Jaffa 
Germany, France, Israel|Directed by: Keren Yedeyah
5 p.m. Nothing Personal (Rien de Personnel) 
France|Directed by: Matthias Gokalp           
7 p.m. Homage to Jacques Demy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)
France|Directed by: Jacques Demy
9  p.m. Could This Be Love? (Je crois que je l'aime) 
France|Directed by: Pierre Jovilet

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
2:30 p.m.Homage to Jacques Demy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)
France|Directed by: Jacques Demy
4:45 p.m. A Talking Picture (Un Filme Falado) 
Portugal, Italy, France | Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
7 p.m. Nothing Personal (Rien de Personnel)
France| Directed by: Mathias Gokalp

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
6:40 p.m. Romance in a Minor Key
Germany|Directed by: Helmut Kautner 
7 p.m. Could This Be Love? (Je crois que je l'aime)
France| Directed by: Pierre Jovilet  

8:50 p.m. Mujer Invisible
Spain| Directed by: Gerardo Herrero
9 p.m. Homage to Jacques Demy: The Pied Piper
France|Directed by: Jacques Demy 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
6:40 p.m. A Talking Picture (Un Filme Falado) 
Portugal, Italy, France | Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira 
7 p.m. Homage to Jacques Demy:  Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
France|Directed by: Jacques Demy
8:50 p.m. Memory 
G
ermany|Directed by: Matthias Luthart
9 p.m. Kebab Connection
Germany|Directed by: Fatih Akin

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
6:40 p.m. Kebab Connection
Germany|Directed by: Fatih Akin
8:50 p.m. Anna's Summer
Germany |Directed by: Jeanine Meerapfel
9 p.m. Memory
Germany|Directed by: Matthias Luthart
(7 p.m. Cocktail Reception)

FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
6:40 p.m. Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)  
Serbia|Directed by: Darko Lungolov
7 p.m. Music Angels (El angel Del acordeon)
Colombia, Spain | Directed by: Maria Camila Lizarazo
8:50 p.m. Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (Singularidades de uma rapariga lour)
Portugal, France, and Spain | Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
9 p.m. At First Glance
Italy | Directed by: Sergio Rubini
(7 p.m. Cocktail Reception)

SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010
2:50 p.m. Seven Minutes (7 minutos) 
Spain | Directed by: Daniela Féjerman 
4:30 p.m. Anna's Summer 
Germany |Directed by: Jeanine Meerapfel
5:10 p.m. Romance in a Minor Key 
Germany|Directed by: Helmut Kautner  
6:50 p.m. Jaffa 
Germany, France, Israel|Directed by: Keren Yedeyah
7:10p.m. Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (Singularidadesde uma rapariga lour)
Portugal, France, Spain | Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
8:50 p.m. Here and There (Tamo i Ovde) 
Serbia|Directed by: Darko Lungolov 
9 p.m. The Little Moscow (Mala Moskwa) 
Poland | Directed by: Waldemar Krystek
(7 p.m. cocktail reception)

SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
2:30 p.m. Music Angels (El angel del acordeon) 
Colombia, Spain | Directed by: Maria Camila Lizarazo
2:40 p.m. Malou 
Germany |Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel
4:30 p.m. Seven Minutes (7 minutos)
Spain | Directed by: Daniela Féjerman 
4:45 p.m. Little Moscow (Mala Moskwa)
Poland | Directed by: Waldemar Krystek
7 p.m. An Invisible Woman
Italy | Directed by: Sergio Rubini
(5 p.m. Cocktail Reception)
7:10 p.m. At First Glance
Italy | Directed by: Sergio Rubini

For more information about this festival, call Orlando Rojas (Tower Theater Coordinator) at 305-643-8706.

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist




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