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MDC’s Tower Theater to Showcase Kino Lorber Films


Miami, June 28, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater will showcase seven films from independent distribution company Kino Lorber. The showcase will take place July 6 – 12.

With a library composed of more than 600 titles, Kino Lorber specializes in recent and classic world cinema and independent documentaries. Its vault contains films from Andrei Tarkovsky, Wong Kar-Wai, Michelangelo Antonioni, Buster Keaton and D.W. Griffith, to name a few.

The Kino Lorber showcase at the Tower is as follows:

The Well Digger's Daughter (La Fille du puisatier) (English subtitles)

Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m.

The biggest hit at the 2011 France Cinema Floride Festival comes back to the Tower Theater. Acclaimed French actor Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of Marcel Pagnol for his first work as director with this celebrated remake of the 1940’s classic.

Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (Restoration Florida Premiere – One Night Special Presentation)

Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m.

After 10 years of restoration, Serguei M. Eisenstein’s film, historically recognized as a seminal all-time classic, was re-launched in 2011. This all-new restoration — available for the first time in 35mm — restores dozens of missing shots, all 146 title cards, and Edmund Meisel's definitive 1926 score, returning the film to a form very close to its creator's original bold vision.

Elles (Florida Commercial Premiere) (English subtitles)

Friday, July 6, 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 8, 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.

A provocative exploration of female sexuality, starring Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche.

Putin's Kiss (Florida Premiere) (English subtitles)

Friday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.

A documentary portrait of contemporary life in Russia through the story of Masha, a young spokesperson for a political youth organization connected to the Kremlin, who begins to question her involvement when a dissident journalist is savagely attacked.

Gerhard Richter – Painting (Miami Commercial Premiere) (English subtitles)

Saturday, July 7, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12, 9 p.m.

An intimate and revealing portrait of one of the world's greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter. The film was screened only once in Miami, during the 2011 Art Basel Exhibition.

Bell' Antonio (Theatrical Re-launch) (English subtitles)

Friday, July 6, 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11, 9:00 p.m.

The 1960 Italian classic directed by Mauro Bolognini, with a young Claudia Cardinale and Marcello Mastroianni in the leading roles.

Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis

Saturday, July 7, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10, 9 p.m.

Three-time Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the all-time classic Metropolis from Fritz Lang. Moroder made the controversial decision to give the film a contemporary score, and added a soundtrack featuring songs from some of the biggest pop stars of the early MTV era. A new HD transfer was created from one of the few remaining prints available, and Kino Lorber is presenting the film just as it was seen in its original release in August 1984.

Tickets cost $8 for general admission, $7 for MDC students and staff, seniors and Miami Film Society Members, and $6 for Tower Theater patrons with prepaid discount ticket package.

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


To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 305 642-1264, or visit

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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
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