RIDE THE WAVE
"Splinters" traces the effects of the introduction of surfing during the 1980s in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papau New Guinea. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic but a spot on the Papau New Guinea national surfing team may change that. 8 p.m. Additional screenings through Jan. 29. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. $10.50. Details: (305) 571-9970 or www.o-cinema.org.
"Johnny Guitar" is a bizarre, sexual western directed by Nicholas Ray, known for "Rebel Without A Cause," and his rebellious side, which was also his trademark throughout his career. The film tells of Joan Crawford (Vienna), who meticulously defended her character of macho saloon-owner, was fiercely jealous of her competitive co-star cowgirl Mercedes McCambridge, who is assigned the character of threatening Vienna's desire to build upon her saloon empire. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 for members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or email@example.com or www.mbcinema.com.
BEING A MAN
Drama "Albert Nobbs" features Glenn Close in an emotional tale of a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Also features Mia Wasikowska, Janet McTeer, Aaron Johnson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The film was nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Actress for Glenn Close, Best Supporting Actress for Janet McTeer and Best Original Song. 7 and 10 p.m. 9 p.m. opening reception with live video-link question-and-answer session with director. Additional screenings through Feb. 2. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $11 regular tickets. $20 opening night screening. Details: (786) 385-9689 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gablescinema.com.
BEING A BOY
"Tomboy" by filmmaker Céline Sciamma is a coming-of-age story about relationships between children, and children and parents. A family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new suburban neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and decides to pass herself off as "Mikael," a boy different enough to catch the attention of Lisa, who becomes smitten. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret. In French with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 1. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 for members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or email@example.com or www.mbcinema.com.
IN THE USA
Nicholas Ray, director of "Rebel Without a Cause," presents "We Can't Go Home Again," his radical angle on America during the '70s. Filmed in close collaboration with his students at SUNY Binghamton, this newly-restored film uses multiple images and avant-garde sound techniques to capture a critical moment in American history. Susan Ray's contemporary documentary "Don't Expect Too Much" illuminates the story behind the making of his film as well as the philosophies and Hollywood experiences of her husband, Nicholas Ray. Contains never-before-seen interviews with Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice. 8:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Jan. 29. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 for members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mbcinema.com.
TIME IS MONEY
"In Time" tells of Will Salas, who must figure out a way to bring down a system that has falsely accused him of murder and in which time is literally money. This system enables the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. 10 p.m. Additional screening Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. Seniors, UM alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff $7. Others $9. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
"Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" documents how The Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by combining modern dance with traditional ballet, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. The film holds rare archival footage and photographs along with interviews featuring former and current Joffrey star dancers, showing the full history of the company from its founding to the present. It describes how the Joffrey repeatedly resurrected itself after devastating financial and artistic setbacks and introduced cutting-edge choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Margo Sappington. 1:30 p.m. with live simulcast
premiere at New York City's Lincoln Center and 6 p.m. Additional screening Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. Seniors, UM alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff $7. Others $9. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Royal Opera stages the story of Cinderella as told in Massenet's opera "Cendrillon." Musical highlights include the fairy godmother's solos, the orchestral dances of the ball, the March of the Princesses, and rapturous duets between the Prince and Cendrillon. French music specialist Bertrand de Billy is the conductor for an opera of radiance and charm. In French with English subtitles. Noon. Additional performance Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $18-$22. Details: (305) 284-4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.