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Living Together November Film Series

Living Together November Film Series


Living Together Film Series:  Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016), 70 minutes
Director: Cecilia Aldarondo, USA/Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 9
7:00 PM
Free Screening

MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL

Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design in collaboration with MDC’s Tower Theater and The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, is pleased to announce the Living Together Film Series, a program of films spread across ten nights over the next six months.  The films will be screened on selected Thursdays from September 2017 to April 2018. Screenings are free and open to the public; admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Living Together’s documentary and fiction films survey the dizzying political landscape of contemporary American cinema.  The films explore notions of manhood, nationhood, and political, spiritual, and poetic freedom.  Academy-nominated films, festival selections, and independently-minded productions come together in a program that aspires to change audiences’ strongly held convictions, acquired behaviors, and habits associated with the consumption of moving images.

Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016), 70 minutes
Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet, on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, his niece Cecilia locates Miguel's estranged lover to understand the truth, and, in the process, opens up long-dormant family secrets. In English, Spanish with subtitles.

The curator of the Living Together Film Series is Konstantia Kontaxis, Associate Dean of Research and Interim Director of the Center for Communication, Culture and Change at the University of Miami School of Communication.