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Highly Anticipated Films to Open at MDC’s Tower Theater in Mid-April

Pair of films include an Academy Award winner and a critic’s favorite
El Secreto de sus Ojos

El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)

Miami, April 12, 2010 - The Tower Theater, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) cinema space dedicated exclusively to foreign films, will be the home of two recent international hits: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, opening Friday, April 16, 2010 and El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) on Friday, April 23, 2010.

The arrival of these two films is the mark of the on-going efforts of the Tower and the College to bring South Florida audiences excellent entertainment from all over the world.

Based on the widely popular millennium series by late author Steig Larsson, the Swedish blockbuster Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) comes to the Tower after leaving millions of European viewers entranced.

The plot revolves around the investigation of a decades-old murder that brings together a seasoned crime journalist and a troubled hacker of the eponymous marking.

The story is a gripping one of darkness and intrigue, and has been met by outstanding reviews from the likes of Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times, Rolling Stone, and the L.A. Times

Originating from the other side of the world, in Argentina, El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in their Eyes), this year’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film is a multi-layered thriller about a retired court investigator tormented by a violent case from his past that he can’t manage to forget.

But as his investigation deepens he will have to face unexpected demons before arriving at the truth. Critically-acclaimed in its home country and elsewhere in the world, El Secreto de sus Ojos, grips audiences and never lets them go.

These films are at once a testament to the universality of the human spirit and to its diversity.

Both works confront the viewer with the haunting power of memories from the distant past, and yet present points of view that are uniquely their own.

Showtimes for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

  • Friday, April 16, 8:40 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 17, 3:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 20, 8:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 21, 8:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 22, 8:40 p.m.

Showtimes for El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in their Eyes):

  • Friday, April 23, 6:20 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 24, 4:20 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 25, 2:40 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 6:20 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 6:20 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 29, 6:20 p.m. 

WHERE:         The Tower Theater, 1508 S.W. Eighth Street, Little Havana

For more information on this and other events MDC’s Tower Theater, call 305-642-1264 or visit us at www.mdc.edu/culture/Tower.htm.

 

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist




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