David Cronenberg's adaptation of Don Delillo's novel "Cosmopolis" screens. In the not-so-distant future, 28-year-old finance golden boy Eric Packer dreams of living in a civilization ahead of this one. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his deceased father's old barbershop, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric's bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire; meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets. Petrified, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $8 members. $9 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
"A Hole in the Head" features Frank Sinatra as a widower struggling to hold onto his small Miami Beach hotel on Ocean Drive as he is overtaken by luxury towers such as the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc. Presented by the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies at UM as part of "Screening Miami: Film Projections of South Florida over Time," a new film and discussion series exploring the movie image of Miami from the 1940s through present day. Special introduction by film scholar and writer Gaspar Gonzalez. 7 p.m. Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284- 3657 or email@example.com or www.cosfordcinema.com.
"Keep the Lights On" tells of filmmaker Erik, and Paul, a handsome but closeted lawyer, building a home and life together while each privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, takes a look at the nature of relationships in our times. Recipient of the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film; 2012 Sundance Film Festival official selection; and Outfest 2012 awards for Outstanding Screenwriting and Outstanding US Dramatic Feature Film. Viewer discretion advised. 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 18. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $8 for MDC students and staff, seniors and Miami Film Society Members. $10 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.
The 2012 Cannes award-winning film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is set in a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee. A 6-year-old exists on the brink of orphan hood. She believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. 4:10 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 18. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $8 for MDC students and staff, seniors and Miami Film Society Members. $10 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.
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Drama "Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You" tells of privileged Manhattan young man James Sveck, who shows no interest in college. His flighty, divorcee mother and stern, power-lawyer father set him up with an intellectually absent life coach, which he resents. Only his grandmother gives him the support he needs. 9:10 p.m. Additional screenings through Oct. 18. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $8 for MDC students and staff, seniors and Miami Film Society Members. $10 others. Details: (305) 642-1264 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.
The Miami Jazz Society film series screens family animation "The Golden Blaze" and crime/drama "Bicycle Thieves." "The Golden Blaze" tells of rival schoolboys and enters the fantasy realm as an accident occurs and the two boys' fathers suddenly possess some lethal superpowers, allowing them to enter into battle at the behest of their offspring. "Bicycle Thieves" tells of a poor young father in postwar-ravaged Rome who finally finds work putting up Rita Hayworth posters around town, only to have his bicycle stolen the first day on the job. Many things happen in the light moment as the father and his young son chase after the thief. 6:15 p.m. Miami Tower, 100 SE Second St., 19th floor auditorium, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 684-4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamijazzsociety.com.