The Tower Theater presents the world premiere of the documentary "My Decision (Mi decision)," about the life of Cuban singer/actress Luisa Maria GŁell. Both Ms. GŁell and director Agustin Blazquez will be present. The political aftermath of the Cuban revolution stripped this singer of her liberty and forced her to leave her family behind and move to Spain, but not before completing a year of forced labor. From Spain she came to the US and now lives in Miami. Although she has attained success within her community, the doors to American show business remained closed, despite her voice and ability to sing in English, among other languages. 6:30 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $7 for MDC students, staff, seniors and Miami Film Society members. $8 others. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu.
Paul Goodman's 1960 book "Growing Up Absurd" became a cornerstone of countercultural thinking. He was candid about his bisexuality while maintaining a marriage and raising two children. Director Jonathan Lee weaves together old and new footage of those who extol Goodman's virtues, as well as his adamant detractors in "Paul Goodman Changed my Life." An abrasive and contradictory figure, Goodman's influence was nonetheless immense. Today, much of what passes as common knowledge in the fields of education, politics, psychology, urban planning, civil rights and sexual politics was first posited by him nearly half a century ago. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 12. 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. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Bill Cosford Cinema brings back the 2012 Oscar Nominated Shorts programs in live action and animation before the Academy Awards. The Oscar Nominated Shorts are presented in separate programs: Live Action and Animation. Animation films: Dimanche, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, La Luna, A Morning Stroll, and Wild Life. Live Action: Pentecost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak, and Tuba Atlantic. The animation shorts screen Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. The live action shorts screen Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. and 6 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. $9 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
"Moneyball" stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, he will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs and win games. 10 p.m. Additional screenings through Feb. 12. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $5 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
OPERA IN CINEMA
Set in Egypt during Byzantine rule, "Thais" is the story of a monk's attempt to convert a courtesan and devotee to Venus into a religious believer. Mixing religious devotion with lustful desire yields tragedy. Known for its mix of religious eroticism, it is one of the most popular and controversial in the operatic canon. Noon. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. $18 for UM students, seniors, UM Alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. $22 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Soundscape Cinema Series presents "From Russia with Love," a 1963 film starring Sean Connery as the James Bond who willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a young Russian beauty in order to retrieve a stolen Soviet encryption device. Film screening is outdoors projected onto a screen. 8 p.m. Exostage, corner of 17th street and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.mbculture.com.
The Miami Beach Cinematheque's "Cinema Green" series presents "Greenlit" by Miranda Bailey. It follows the production of "The River Why" starring Zack Gilford as it attempts to keep an environmentally friendly set thanks to the supervision of a "green" consultant. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 for members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.org.