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Miami Indie Cinema Roundup: Arthouse Films April 23 To 29

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This week, at Miami Beach Cinematheque, the humorous but enlightening Italian movie "We Have A Pope" tells the story of a cardinal who, despite his prayers to God, becomes the next pope. Also, historic film buffs can check out the remastered "The Gold Rush" with Charlie Chaplin. Don't forget your moustache.

Fort Lauderdale's Cinema Paradiso is screening "In Darkness," the true story of a Polish sewer worked who hides Jews in the underground labyrinth of the sewers for more than a year.

And even though 4/20 has come and gone, catch the documentary of the world's favorite ganja man in "Marley" at O Cinema.

Miami Beach Cinematheque

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Series 8
April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $12

Catch this screening of four short wildlife films. In addition, Harry Kelton, founder of the Pelican Seabird Center, will be presented with the “Local Hero Award” for wildlife conservation and will lead a question-and-answer session.

The Turin Horse
April 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

Grand Prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, this film set in 1889 follows a man who is traumatized by the beating of a horse. He becomes mute from the experience, while the man who owns the horse struggles with food and water growing scarce. In the distance, the apocalypse is near. Hungarian with English subtitles.

The Gold Rush
April 26 at 8 p.m.
Ticket: $8 to $10

Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 silent film has been fully restored into a 35mm and HD digital movie. In this classic, Chaplin heads to the Klondike in search of gold, but in comedic perfection, finds much more than he expected.

We Have a Pope (Habemus Papam)
April 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 9:10 p.m.
Tickets: $8 to $10

Cardinal Melville goes into a panic when he is unexpectedly elected by his peers as the next pope. When he’s about to introduce himself publicly to the waiting masses, he suffers from a panic attack and can’t go through with it. The Vatican calls on a psychologist to discover what is bothering him and to guide him through taking a role he’s not keen on accepting. Italian with English subtitles.

O Cinema

OMG! Dinner and a Movie
April 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 to $55

Before watching a screening of “Marley,” get into the island mood with Jamaican food from Harry’s Pizzeria: Jamaican rice and beans, jerk pork country ribs, sweet potato mash with honey, green cabbage stew, peanut butter brownies and smoked crackerjacks.

Marley
April 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m., April 27 at 6, 9 and 11:55 p.m., April 28 at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m., April 29 at 11:30 a.m., 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50

Kevin MacDonald’s “Marley” tells the story of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, whose music has transcended language, genres, and generations. In the documentary, the Marley family provided videos of Marley at home as well as on the stage performing for fans, and commented on the revolutionary figure.

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Monsieur Lazhar
April 23, 25 and 26 at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and April 24 at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $9 to $11

This French Canadian film is about a elementary classroom suffering from the loss of their favorite teacher. A new Algerian teacher, Balchir Lazhar, comes to replace her and tries to help them through their loss while becoming the new head of the class. The students become close to him, finally meeting a teacher who challenges them to become better, smarter people.. French with English subtitles.

Cinema Paradiso

In Darkness
April 28 at 3:30 p.m., April 29 at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2011, “In Darkness” tells the true story of sewage worker Leopold Socha who helped hide Jews in a Nazi-occupied Polish city for 14 months. At first he sees it as a business opportunity, accepting money to hide the persecuted in the sewers, but it turns into a mission as the world up top becomes more dangerous and the people around him more suspicious.

Check out these other films at the cinema:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
April 24 at 5 p.m. April 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

The Salt of Life (Gianni e la donne)
April 24 at 7:30 p.m., April 25 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

Numen: The Nature of Plants
April 27 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

A Separation
April 27 at 8 p.m., April 28 at 1 p.m., April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $6 to $10

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