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:

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  • Teddy Bear

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Teddy Bear</a> Aug. 24 at 3:30 and 9:10 p.m., Aug. 25 at 6:20 and 9:10 p.m., Aug. 26 at 2:10 and 5 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $6 to $8 Dennis is a 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother and has never been in love. When his uncle marries a woman from Thailand, Dennis decides to travel there to find love of his own. On his own for the first time, he's almost given up when he meets Toi. Danish, Thai and English with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry</a> Aug. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., Aug 22 at 9:30 p.m. and Aug. 23rd at 7 and 9 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50 In a country where there's no such thing as free speech, director Alison Klayman follows Chinese art phenom and controversial rights proponent AI WeiWei for three years in China. As he prepares for his exhibits, he butts heads with the controlling government.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Craigslist Joe</a> Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">O Cinema</a> Tickets: $10 Joseph Garner, 29, conducts a social experiment in which he lives entirely off of Craigslist and the kindness of others for one month. For 31 days, he relies on the website for everything from food to transportation. After the screening, stay for a Skype Q&A with Garner.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Gerhard Richter Painting</a> Aug. 25 and 26 at 5 and 8:30 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 A rare look at the process of German painter Gerhard Richter as he meticulously showcases his style of exposed layered paintings. Also in the compelling documentary, interviews from the past and present reveal much about the famously media shy artist.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Rock Brasilia</a> Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 A look at the world of Brazil's rock and roll scene since the 80s, owned by the children of the first families who moved to the country's new capital. Portuguese with English subtitles. A part of the Brazilian Film Festival, <a href="" target="_hplink">check out information for the other movies online</a>.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present</a> Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 4:30 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Cosford Cinema</a> Tickets: $7 to $9 Marina Abramovic pushes the limits when it comes to art, sometimes having people question if what she is doing is even art. At an upcoming exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art, she sits motionless across a table from visitors, eliciting different emotions from tears to scoffs.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Ballplayer: Pelotero</a> Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., Aug. 25 at 2 and 5:30 p.m., Aug. 26 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Cosford Cinema</a> Tickets: $7 to $9 Over the years, Major League Baseball has turned to Dominican players to fill the rosters. This documentary follows two aspiring Dominican baseball players about to turn 16 with dreams to join a farm team -- and hopefully go pro.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">La Bayadere</a> Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Cosford Cinema</a> Tickets: $15 In this ballet performed by the Paris Opera Ballet, the temple dancer Nikiya and the soldier Solor have sworn their love for each other, even though Solor is betrothed to the Rajah's daughter. The High Brahmin is also in love with Nikiya, and attempts to take Solor out of the picture by telling the Rajah that the soldier is already spoken for. However, he doesn't anticipate the Rajah turning the punishment onto Nikiya.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">360</a> Aug. 21 and 23 at 6:30 and 9 p.m., Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $6 to $8 This stellar cast plays groups of couples around the world whose lives become intertwined amid world crises and one man's slip up in his promise to be faithful to his wife.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Chinese Take-Away (<em>Un cuento chino</em>) </a> Aug. 25 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater </a> Tickets: $6 to $8 The lonely Robert collects world news clips and evades the advances of his friend Mari. When he helps a Chinese man, Jun, from a fall out of a cab, he ends up on a whirlwind adventure through town helping him find his uncle. Spanish with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Easy Money (<em>Snabba Cash</em>)</a> Aug. 24 and 25 at 3:20, 6:10, and 9 p.m., Aug. 26 at 2, 4:50 and 7:35 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> JW is a poor business student who falls in love with a beautiful heiress in the the elite world of Stockholm. Living a double life, he gets caught up with crime and the Serbian mafia. Swedish, English, German, Spanish and Serbian with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">The 1000 Euro Generation (<em>Generazione mille euro</em>)</a> Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $6 to $8 Matteo works in the marketing department at a telecommunications firm. However, he finds out that there are going to be a wave of lay offs coming up. Italian with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">2 Days in New York</a> Aug. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Coral Gables Art Cinema</a> Tickets: $6 to $11 New York couple Marion and Mingus's relationship is put to the test in when Marion's family -- and ex-boyfriend -- from Paris comes to visit the Big Apple.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Last Call at the Oasis</a> Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Cinema Paradiso</a> Tickets: $6 to $10 Water is something we all take for granted, as if it's an infinite resource, but this film delves into why a global water shortage could be looming.