For 99 percent of the folks reading this calendar, you've already decided whether you're going to attend the Miami Jewish Film Festival based on the words Miami Jewish Film Festival. Either you went the past 11 years, you'll go this year, and you'll go for the next 111, or Jewish film feels like a cultural assignment you're not being graded on, so screw it. To all of the above, we say go with God. To the rest of you prodigal sons and daughters who have perhaps made New Years resolutions to reclaim your Jewish heritage or have felt an awakening due to this whole Gaza thing, or maybe youre not Jewish at all and youre just trying to impress that hot chick named Rachel in your comp class we say unto you: Follow the Google map north to Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall for the Miami premiere of Emotional Arithmetic, a well-wrought tale of familial bonds starring Susan Sarandon, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel Byrne, and the incomparable Max Von Sydow. The show begins at 8 p.m. General admission tickets cost $11. Call 888-585-FILM or visit miamijewishfilmfestival.com.
Sun., Jan. 25, 2009