ARCHITECT & PAINTER
Documentary "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" tells of the world of Charles and Ray Eames. Using archival footage and modern-day commentary by friends and family, the film presents an inside look at the husband-and-wife team, highlighting their influence in American history and looking into their personal lives. 7 p.m. DWR Coral Gables Studio, 77 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 569-9730 or email@example.com or www.dwr.com/coralgables.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema screens "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," directed by two-time Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford and featuring Jane Fonda. The film comically tells of an unconventional family's chaotic reunion with three warring generations headed by Ms. Fonda's character, a legendary hippie and groovy grandma, with a cast that includes Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olson, Chase Crawford and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. 7 and 10 p.m. with an opening reception at 9 p.m. Additional screenings through June 14. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $20 for opening reception on June 8. $11 others. Details: (786) 385-9689 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gablescinema.com.
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival's "Un Certain Regard" Special Jury Prize, "Elena" is a modern adaptation of the classic noir thriller by the same name. Sixtyish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment. Estranged from his own daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife's freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the housewife's potential inheritance, she must devise a desperate plan. 9:30 p.m. Additional screenings through June 10. 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.
"Polisse,"s winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for 13 César Awards. The film follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. They not only deal with the stress of their jobs but an inevitable fallout in their personal lives. As the cases, confessions and interrogations pile up, the squad members have only each other as support as they face an uphill battle against both criminals and bureaucracy. 7 p.m. Additional screenings through June 10. 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.
BALLET IN CINEMA
"La Fille Mal Gardee," choreographed by Frederick Ashton and performed by The Royal Ballet in London, tells of Lise, her suitor Colas and Lise's mother, the Widow Simone; who tries to marry her off to the simpleton son of a rich neighbor. Noon. June 12 at 7 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. UM students free. $15 others. Details: (305) 284- 4861 or www.cosfordcinema.com.
The Miami Jazz Society screens the third and fourth parts of "Little Dorrit," a 1988 film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel of the same name. The film was released in two parts and tells of Arthur Clennam returning to London after working abroad for many years with his now-deceased father. He becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress, Amy Dorrit, and of her father, who resides in the Marshalsea debtors' prison. Pursuing their cause, Arthur comes across a successful business opportunity and also gains a number of new acquaintances, while his and Amy's paths continue to cross. However, a reversal of fortune lays him low. 6:15-10:30 p.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second Ave., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or www.miamijazzsociety.com.