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Join us March 9-18, 2018 in celebration of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival’s 35th edition – ten days of films, masterclasses, happy hours, and parties!

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In Person…Richard Gere

In many of Richard Gere's most popular roles, he plays a hero who earns our sympathies by revealing a deep vulnerability beneath his handsome, romantic, out-of-everyone's-league exterior.  As Navy pilot hopeful Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman (82), Gere’s cockiness is upended twice; at a military hazing where Zack is forced to admit he can't quit because he has nowhere else to go, and again when his best friend hangs himself and Zack realizes what he has been fighting for: love. The way Gere navigated both moments were pivotal for the film's success, with Zack's coy rebellious posturing [...]

ELLE is the Must-See Movie of the Year

When describing the plot of Elle, one may feel the need to tread lightly. That’s because director Paul Verhoeven’s latest pushes the boundaries of political correctness and – perhaps in some minds – plain good taste. It’s a movie that has every reason not to work, every reason to incite outrage. But against all odds, Elle turns out to be a subversive powerhouse of a film: risky, bold, and liberating in a way you never could have imagined. This is a film that demands to be seen, preferably more than once. The film opens on a black screen, with sounds of a struggle. [...]

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  • TONIGHT: Catch the special screening of #BerlinSyndrome at the @TowerTheaterMIA. https://t.co/Dm3hR6pkrN
    May 23, 2017
  • #DianeLane, star of #ParisCanWait. Catch it at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend. #MondayMuse https://t.co/fwbYOi2U3E
    May 22, 2017
  • Scenes from this years closing night film, #EsPorTuBien #SaturdayNightFever 🕺💃 https://t.co/ZJZ79YPW5P
    May 20, 2017
  • .@haitianhero at the #MiamiFF premiere of @SFHfilm this year. #haitianheritage #haitianflagday #filmspotlight https://t.co/6IkXBthDfG
    May 18, 2017
  • Liberty City. #MoonlightWay #Miamiproud @moonlightmov https://t.co/v7rnD8A7cD
    May 16, 2017
  • Because we love #moms.. #ShirleyMaclaine and #SachiParker. 🌸#MothersDay https://t.co/TTPCLLX48C
    May 15, 2017
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    May 14, 2017
  • #DomhnallGleeson, star of 2015 #GemsFF film #Brooklyn, turns 34 today. https://t.co/oFCSDH9RaF
    May 12, 2017
  • The lovely #GinaRodriguez at the 2013 #Miami premiere of the inspiring film #FILLYBROWN. ❤️ #tbt #MiamiFF https://t.co/YEN3qhDMM7
    May 12, 2017
  • The best thing you'll see all day: @MargotRobbie dressed as James Franco's Alien from Spring Breakers 😎 via @vulture https://t.co/yfybFwz8rs
    May 10, 2017
  • RT @TowerTheaterMIA: NORMAN continues at Miami Dade College's Tower Theater Miami! #NowPlaying https://t.co/MZNicAnFY5
    May 9, 2017
  • Monday Muse: The Mexican goddess @katedelcastillo, 2015 #GemsFF guest. <3 https://t.co/seLHziY2Nx
    May 9, 2017
  • Director Carlos Lechuga and lead actors Lola Amores + Eduardo Martinez on the set of Santa y Andrés. #OnSetSaturday https://t.co/hIoJV9uUW2
    May 6, 2017
  • Don't miss out on the next #MiamiFilmSociety screening of BERLIN SYNDROME. https://t.co/G36onkcOSH https://t.co/n7dNVjChxf
    May 5, 2017
  • Director @AmmaAsante at the 2014 premiere of #Belle. #tbt 💛🎬 https://t.co/m1kUXnicWO
    May 5, 2017
  • Cine Cool: #ColinFarrell starred in our 2016 hit @LobsterFilm https://t.co/eKThvn3cKC
    May 3, 2017
  • Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table is coming to @netflix! @foodandwine https://t.co/jjUWogaYTC https://t.co/Iusjgj5NaC
    May 2, 2017
  • Don't miss Richard Gere in #Norman, showing at @TowerTheaterMIA this Friday! Tickets Here: https://t.co/Le9oA5ZXT7 https://t.co/ScBkGsnM0O
    May 1, 2017
  • Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Director, Dies at 73. #RIP https://t.co/ULdfaoqRG6
    April 26, 2017
  • Wes Anderson’s #IsleOfDogs Receives Spring 2018 Release Date and Gorgeous Teaser Poster! https://t.co/kjT7vgdGkN https://t.co/DgMzqIpyNQ
    April 25, 2017

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  • Breaking Glass Pictures has snapped up the North American distribution rights to Carlos Lechuga’s political drama #SantayAndrés, which has been banned in #Cuba. Congratulations to the team behind this project! @variety http://bit.ly/SYAvariety
  • Miami Film Festival made the 2017 #BizBash top 100 events in #Miami/South Florida as the number one event for film and media! Congrats to all the other events/organizations for making the list. 🎉🏆
  • After a brief romantic fling, Clare (#Teresa lPalmer) wakes up to realize that Andi’s (#MaxRiemelt) locked her inside his apartment against her will, and so begins a terrifying battle for dominance and escape. @theverge_ Catch the special screening of #BerlinSyndrome TONIGHT at Tower Theater Miami. 🎬🍿
  • As #women #directors and executives in #Hollywood continue the fight for fair representation in the film business, #femalefilmmakers a world away in #India are waging a similar campaign in the face of their own country’s deeply entrenched patriarchy. 🎬🎬@hollywoodreporter READ: http://bit.ly/FemFilm
  • #RogerMoore, the dapper British actor who brought tongue-in-cheek humor to the #JamesBond persona in seven films, eclipsing his television career, which had included starring roles in at least five series, died on Tuesday in Switzerland. @nytimes Read: http://nyti.ms/2rPWavV #rip
  • #DianeLane, star of #ParisCanWait. Catch it at #TowerTheaterMiami this weekend. #MondayMuse
  • Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to John Luessenhop’s #Speed mKills, which will star #JohnTravolta, #MiraSorvino, #KatherynWinnick, #JordiMolla, #JamesRemar and #KellanLutz. Travolta will play a #Miami speedboat-racing champion and multimillionaire who leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords. @hollywoodreporter http://bit.ly/speedMFF
  • "The battle to get certification for Lipstick though made me realize that this freedom to tell the stories I wanted to tell, could not be taken for granted. As a woman, and as a filmmaker, my voice is a threat to the patriarchal order. And my freedom thus, not so sacrosanct." - Alankrita Shrivastava on #LipstickUnderMyBurkha 🎬💄 http://bit.ly/LipstickLady
  • Join #MiamiFilmSociety tomorrow for the screening of #BerlinSyndrome staring #TeresaPalmer and #MaxRiemelt ! 🎬🍿 Tickets: http://bit.ly/BSMFS1
  • As the #Cannes deals continue to heat up, #SonyPictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has made a multi-territory deal for #Belle and #AUnitedKingdom director #AmmaAsante's next film, WWII drama #WhereHandsTouch. ‬🎞 @hollywoodreporter http://bit.ly/2pZzKvL
  • #RestlessCreature: #WendyWhelan, 2017 festival film, is featured on The #NewYorkTimes #DanceinNYC guide. 💃🍎🚕#MiamiFF http://bit.ly/DanceNYT
  • In #CitizenJane: Battle for the City, documentarian Matt Tyrnauer attempts to memorialize the now-deceased luminary by weaving archival film clips, talking-head interviews and Jacobs’ own public speeches. Catch our 2017 festival film at Tower Theater Miami today! http://bit.ly/CitJane #MiamiFF @miaminewtimes
  • Scenes from LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA. 💃💄💄#SaturdayNightFever
  • French auteur #ClaireDenis ('Beau Travail,' 'I Can’t Sleep') premiered her latest film as an opening night selection in the Festival de #Cannes Directors' Fortnight sidebar. #BrightSunshineIn stars #JulietteBinoche, star of our 2015 GEMS film 'The 33.' #GemsFF @hollywoodreporter http://bit.ly/SunBino
  • The un-produced screenplays of #Japanese #film legend #AkiraKurosawa, a giant of cinema history, could finally be making their way to the big screen. Akira Kurosawa's film, #RhapsodyinAugust, was screened at our festival in 1992. #MiamiFF 🇯🇵 🎞 @hollywoodreporter READ: http://bit.ly/AkiraKu