e-Veritas Archive | November 3rd, 2010

Free screening of ‘Street Filmmaking in Cuba’

Nov ’10
7:00 pm

The Miami Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies in collaboration with Fundarte will host the Miami premiere of award-winning shorts by contemporary street filmmakers from Havana, in Spanish with English subtitles.

The screening will take place on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at the Cosford Cinema on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.

All the shorts have won important prizes at Havana’s Young Filmmakers Festival during the last two years. The screening, co-curated by Ann Marie Stock (College of William and Mary) and Lillian Manzor (University of Miami), will be followed by a panel discussion with Stock and filmmakers Laimir Fano and Yolyanko Williams, moderated by Manzor and Uva de Aragón.

The list of shorts scheduled to be shown include:

  • Revolution: Making its United States premiere, Mayckell Pedrero Mariol presents the worldview of Cubans born during the Special Period through the music of Los Aldeanos, the underground Hip Hop group whose music reflects the “expectations, dreams and frustrations” of this nation’s youth. The film has won numerous awards including best documentary at the 2010 New Filmmakers Festival in Havana, amidst polemic and debate over its challenging content.
  • Model Town (Laimir Fano) is a story of nostalgia and chocolate.  The film portrays the residents of Hershey, a settlement built in Cuba in the 1920s by U.S. chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, as they reflect on an era that pre-dates the revolution.
  • Ode to the Pineapple (Laimir Fano) draws upon multiple Cuban cultural references–poetry, music, dance.  This visually stunning short has earned prizes in Colombia, China and Cuba, and was awarded the Special Jury Mention at New York’s Tribeca Festival in 2009. Shown thanks to Tanya Valette from the EICTV(Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión).
  • The Engulfed Cathedral: In full moon nights the sunken cathedral emerges to show us hidden and bare chaos and confusion. Screenplay, cinematography, and designs by Yolyanko Williams, music by Tomita. Winner of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award in 2008.
  • The Dictation: A young girl reinterprets a teacher’s dictation exercise.  Winner of the special animation prize at the 9th New Filmmakers Festival in 2010. Screenplay, cinematography, and designs by Yolyanko Williams.
  • The Hands and the Angel, by Esteban Insausti, is an innovative piece on the jazz musician Emiliano Salvador that shows experimentation in filmmaking and continues longstanding Cuban tradition of music in film.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 305-284-1854 or [email protected]. Directions for the Cosford Cinema can be found here.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Understanding Cadherin-Mediated Cell Adhesion at the Atomic Level

Nov ’10
12:00 pm

Lawrence Shapiro, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, will present “Understanding Cadherin-Mediated Cell Adhesion at the Atomic Level” on Friday, November 5 at 12 p.m. in the Gautier Building, Room 118.

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Cosford Midnight Movie: Death Bell

Nov ’10
12:00 am

The college entrance exam is just 200 days away, and as the top 20 students in school begin a cram course that will help them get prepared for the big test, an ominous development finds them fighting for their lives. The film screens on Friday, November 5 at midnight. Admission is $6 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non UM-students, and staff. General admission is $8. Cash only. Free for UM students. For more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

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Norman Brothers to host Wine Tasting and Open house in support of UM-NSU CARD

Nov ’10
8:00 pm

Norman Brother’s Produce, a Miami landmark and family-owned business located at 7621 SW 87th Avenue Miami, will host its annual Wine Tasting and Open House to benefit the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) on Friday November 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.

The evening will feature wines from around the world as well as Norman Brothers wn signature hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The Wine Tasting and Open House is open to the community. Tickets to the evening are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. The funds raised through event ticket and raffle ticket sales will support UM-NSU CARD services in the community. Last year’s Wine Tasting and Open House was a huge success, with Norman Brothers donating over $14,000 to UM-NSU CARD.

UM-NSU CARD, a South Florida nonprofit organization, is committed to providing free family support, outreach, and educational support services to children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning. The center provides services for more 5,500 families throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties, including family support, technical assistance and consultation, parent and professional training programs, and public education activities. UM-NSU CARD supports research in a variety of disciplines to better understand the causes and potential treatments for the disorder.

Tickets are available at Norman Brothers Produce and will also be available at the door. For more information about the Wine Tasting and Open House, please call 305-284-9126 or visit www.umcard.org.

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‘Miami Hurricane’ reunion to feature former staffers discussing The Hurricane Experience: Where It Took Them

Nov ’10
3:00 pm

The University of Miami has published The Miami Hurricane, UM’s student newspaper, since 1929. Students, alumni, former and current staff members, and friends of the newspaper are invited to attend the discussion “The Hurricane Experience: Where It Took Them” on Friday, November 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Cosford Cinema.

Former Hurricane staffers Michelle Kaufman (sports editor, 1986-87), a sports writer at The Miami Herald; Juan Carlos Coto (entertainment editor, 1985), a writer and producer for such hit TV shows as NCIS, 24 and HEROES; and Nat Chediak (staff writer, 1971), a Grammy and Latin-winning music producer and the founder of the Miami Film Festival, will participate in a panel discussion. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

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