If a Brit, not that horny Nabokov, wrote Lolita, you'd have something along the lines of the film An Education, where a precocious teenage girl turns her nose up at Oxford for a chance at nabbing and shagging a charming older man. The film, which won the Audience Choice and Cinematography awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, was written by novelist Nick Hornby and based on an essay from lit zine Granta. The well-written story presents actors Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in a coupling that is somehow both tender and sleazy.
The film breezed through local megaplexes last fall, but lucky for you, Dana Keith of the Miami Beach Cinematheque (512 Española Way, Miami Beach) is giving you another chance to see it before it lands an Oscar. An Education shows this Saturday at 9 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 5, 9 p.m., 2010