Sunday, September 2, 2012

Free Movie Night at Miami Tower: Showing Death in Venice & The Miracle Worker, Tues. 9/4

Miami Jazz Society Film Series

09/04/12, Starting at 6:00p

Miami Tower
100 SE 2nd Street (19th Floor)
Miami, FL 33131

FREE Admission, Open to the Public.

Death in Venice –
In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals. (Drama/Fantasy)

The Miracle Worker –
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a “half-blind Yankee schoolgirl” named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate. (Biography/Drama)

FREE Admission, Open to the Public.