Freakonomics, the 2005 book-long study of cause and effect, was recently made into a film, and its the first screening at the new Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables), which opens this Friday. The film features Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) on how black and white baby names are connected to socioeconomic conditions. Alex Gibney (Casino Jack) reveals how sumo wrestling is full of cheaters. Why We Fights Eugene Jarecki examines how legalized abortion stopped a murder wave, and Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) experiment with paying students to get better grades. The film screens at 7 and 10 p.m., with a reception in between, at 9 p.m. The cinemas first screening doubles as a fundraiser, so tickets cost a hefty $100. Call 786-385-9689, or visit coralgablescinemateque.org.
Fri., Oct. 15, 7 p.m., 2010