Downtown Movie Night at the Miami TowerPublished on: August 15th, 2011 by SoFlaNights.com
Tuesday, August 16, 5-10pm – Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd Street, Miami
Miami Tower, Sky Lounge, Miami Jazz Society and Community Cultural Discovery Exchange present 2011 Downtown Jazz Series Miami Tower Film Series Community Building and Education Series. Free Admission.
5–6pm – 19th Floor Auditorium: Reception, Free Food platter and Cash Bar & Snacks
6–10pm – 11th Floor Sky Lounge: Cash Bar and Food
6pm – Dodsworth
One of the finest films of the 1930s, this classic Samuel Goldwyn production was based upon the hit Broadway play written by Sidney Howard, which had in turn been adapted from the 1929 novel by Sinclair Lewis. Ahead of its time in dramatizing the disintegration of a marriage, the story centers on the title character (superbly played by Walter Huston, who originated his role onstage), a wealthy automobile manufacturer whose wife (Ruth Chatterton, in her final American film role) desperately craves an aristocratic lifestyle in Europe. Dodsworth indulges her fancies to a degree, but their clashing desires–compounded by her affair with a European baron and his affection for a sympathetic widow (Mary Astor)–create further tension and mutual rancor.
8:15pm – Heaven Can Wait
Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn’t ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. (Comedy/Fantasy/Romance/Sports)