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MDC Tower Theater Presents Academy Award Nominated Film, Footnote

The film is being shown in South Florida exclusively at the Tower Theater

Miami, March 23, 2012 - Footnote (Hearat Shulayim), by Joseph Cedar, the story of a great rivalry between a father and son, will premiere exclusively at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater on Friday, March 30.

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Academy Award, and winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival, it explores the relationship between Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik, both eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. His son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. When the dour Eliezer is mistakenly informed that he has won a major prize that, in fact, is intended for his son, the tables turn, and Footnote delves into the insane competition, the dichotomy between admiration and envy for a role model, and the very complicated relationship between a father and son. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Timeshailed it as “one of the smartest and most merciless comedies to come along in a while.”

Movie times for Footnote:

Friday, March 30: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 p.m.

Saturday, March 31: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 p.m.

Sunday, April 1: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3: 6:40, 9:10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4: 6:40, 9:10 p.m.

Thursday, April 5: 6:40, 9:10 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for the general public; $7 for MDC students and staff, seniors, and Miami Film Society members; $6 for Tower Theater patrons with valid 5-ticket package; and $6, Miami Film Month Pass holders, and members of participating art cinemas (proof of membership required). Free parking available in the public lots behind the theater. Tickets may be purchased online at

The Tower Theater at MDC has been dubbed as one of the “10 great places to see a movie in splendor” by USA Today.  

For more information, please call 305-642-1264, or visit   

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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