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MDC’s Historic Tower Theater to Open Golden Globe-winning “A Separation” in South Florida January 27th

The Theater Also Confirms Multiple Screenings of Martin Scorsese’s Critically Acclaimed “Hugo” With Spanish Subtitles
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Miami, January 18, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s historic Tower Theater will present Iran’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and winner of the 2012 Golden Globe Award in that category, A Separation, opening Friday, January 27th.  The Tower Theater will be one of only two Miami-Dade theaters exclusively screening the film, running through February 2, 2012 (screening times below).  

Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.

A Separation was recently declared the best film of 2011 by influential film critic Roger Ebert.  The film is rated PG-13, and will be screened with English subtitles.

A Separation Public Screening Date/Times:

Friday, Jan 27th & Saturday, Jan 28th: 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 29th: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 31st  – Thursday, February 2nd : 6:30, 9:15 p.m.

An advance screening for Miami press with confirmed coverage is available on Wednesday, Jan. 18th.   Contact Chantal Manno at Allied-THA for more information:

In addition, the Tower Theater has confirmed the South Florida-exclusive presentation of Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Hugo with Spanish subtitles starting on January 20th and running through January 26th.

Scorsese won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Director for the film. Hugo is an animated family drama film based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabaret about a boy who lives alone in a Paris railway station and the enigmatic owner of a toy shop there. The film stars Asa ButterfieldChloë Grace MoretzBen Kingsley, Sacha Baron CohenRay WinstoneEmily Mortimer, and Jude Law.   The film is rated PG.

Hugo Public Screening Date/Times:

Fri, Jan 20 & Sat, Jan 21: 3:40, 6:25, 9:10 PM
Sun, Jan 22: 2:20, 5:05, 7:50 PM
Tue, Jan 24 – Thu, Jan 26: 6:25, 9:10 PM

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, The MDC Tower Theater Cinema Series, nine visual arts galleries including The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College and the School of Entertainment and Design Technology, in addition to the renowned Miami International Film Festival. MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is nationally recognized for many of its academic and cultural programs. With an enrollment of more than 174,000 students, MDC is the nation’s top producer of degrees. The college’s seven campuses and outreach centers offer nearly 300 distinct degree programs including several baccalaureate degrees. It has admitted nearly 2 million students since it opened its doors in 1960. More at


An advance screening for Miami press with confirmed coverage is available on Wednesday, Jan. 18th.   Contact Chantal Manno at Allied-THA for more information:


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Festival Contact Danny Diaz Tel: +1 305-389-8986

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