In "Teddy Bear," playing this week at Tower Theater, real-life muscle man Kim Kold plays Dennis, a 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother and has never had a girlfriend. When he finds out about his uncle's marriage to a woman he met in Thailand, he decides to go there himself to find love.
Cosford Cinema is screening a film that shows the new normal in Major League Baseball: as teams look overseas for players, the Dominican Republic has become a hub for aspiring teenage baseball players to make it in the bigs. "Ballplayer: Pelotero" follows two youngsters with dreams of coming to the United States to play ball and help their families in the process.
Need even more oversees action? Catch Brazilian films playing at Miami Beach Cinematheque during the Brazilian Film Festival.
Here's what else is playing this week at Miami's independent movie theaters: