At Miami Beach Cinematheque, Paul Dano stars in "For Ellen" as wannabe rocker Joby Taylor, who ditches his wife and daughter Ellen on the road to stardom and must decide if giving up custody is something he can go through with. Director So Yong Kim, who was abandoned by her father as a child, created the film as a sort of daydream of her father coming back to see her.
At Tower Theater, there will be two rare screenings of The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," which bombed in 1967 when the color film was broadcast in black and white to a British audience not ready for the eccentricities of the Fab Four. Tower Theater is only one of two theaters in Florida that will be showing the film, which has been remastered and includes narration by Paul McCartney,
For a good time with the family that even parents will enjoy, Cosford Cinema is screening Disney's "Brave," about a feisty Scottish girl who can do some serious damage with a bow and arrow. However, because she's a girl, no one seems to care.
Check out other films this week, including a French pregnancy pact, a teenage crew holding up a movie theater, and some big-name stars acting in short films: