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Director David Frankel Talks Collateral Beauty and Miami Film Festival

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and yes -- big, star-studded films. So it’s no surprise that Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Keira Knightley, is being released on December 16, just in time for the holiday season. Not without its competition, Collateral Beauty is being released the same day as the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, and in the two weeks following its release, will compete against the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s sci-fi blockbuster Passengers; the starry animated movie Sing; and the Bryan Cranston-James [...]

France’s Dueling Divas

Catherine Deneuve is the Parisian blonde bombshell best known for films such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle du Jour and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion. Often drawn to the darker corners of cinema, Isabelle Huppert is the alluring, mysterious icon best known for her sadistic role in Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher and La Ceremonie. On December 9th, these former co-stars will collide on the big screen as their new films open at MDC’s Tower Theater. It’s the weekend of the French dueling divas – but which film will you choose? Huppert in particular is having quite a year. The talk of [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: FILM SPOTLIGHT|

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  • #DianeLane, star of #ParisCanWait. Catch it at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend. #MondayMuse
    May 22, 2017
  • Scenes from this years closing night film, #EsPorTuBien #SaturdayNightFever 🕺💃
    May 20, 2017
  • .@haitianhero at the #MiamiFF premiere of @SFHfilm this year. #haitianheritage #haitianflagday #filmspotlight
    May 18, 2017
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    May 16, 2017
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    May 15, 2017
  • #GoldieHawn and #KateHudson. 🌸 #HappyMothersDay
    May 14, 2017
  • #DomhnallGleeson, star of 2015 #GemsFF film #Brooklyn, turns 34 today.
    May 12, 2017
  • The lovely #GinaRodriguez at the 2013 #Miami premiere of the inspiring film #FILLYBROWN. ❤️ #tbt #MiamiFF
    May 12, 2017
  • The best thing you'll see all day: @MargotRobbie dressed as James Franco's Alien from Spring Breakers 😎 via @vulture
    May 10, 2017
  • RT @TowerTheaterMIA: NORMAN continues at Miami Dade College's Tower Theater Miami! #NowPlaying
    May 9, 2017
  • Monday Muse: The Mexican goddess @katedelcastillo, 2015 #GemsFF guest. <3
    May 9, 2017
  • Director Carlos Lechuga and lead actors Lola Amores + Eduardo Martinez on the set of Santa y Andrés. #OnSetSaturday
    May 6, 2017
  • Don't miss out on the next #MiamiFilmSociety screening of BERLIN SYNDROME.
    May 5, 2017
  • Director @AmmaAsante at the 2014 premiere of #Belle. #tbt 💛🎬
    May 5, 2017
  • Cine Cool: #ColinFarrell starred in our 2016 hit @LobsterFilm
    May 3, 2017
  • Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table is coming to @netflix! @foodandwine
    May 2, 2017
  • Don't miss Richard Gere in #Norman, showing at @TowerTheaterMIA this Friday! Tickets Here:
    May 1, 2017
  • Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Director, Dies at 73. #RIP
    April 26, 2017
  • Wes Anderson’s #IsleOfDogs Receives Spring 2018 Release Date and Gorgeous Teaser Poster!
    April 25, 2017
  • RT @TowerTheaterMIA: Today's showtimes for TRUMAN, starring Ricardo Darin & Javier Camara! #NowPlaying
    April 24, 2017


  • 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
  • #RestlessCreature: #WendyWhelan, 2017 festival film, is featured on The #NewYorkTimes #DanceinNYC guide. 💃🍎🚕#MiamiFF
  • 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! #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
  • 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:
  • Miami Director Xavier Manrique Helms First Feature Film, #ChronicallyMetropolitan, which premiered at our 2017 festival! #MiamiFF @miaminewtimes
  • "The story of a boy caught between two worlds — and the ensuing tug-of-war between his father in #Cuba who fought for his return and his #Miami relatives who wanted to raise him in the United States after his mother drowned at sea while trying to reach U.S. shores" - @miamiherald Join us for a special screening of the #documentary #ELIAN on May 31 at the Tower Theater Miami. 🎞
  • @sarahgadon, our 2017 #Google Talks guest, is set to star in the upcoming #Netflix/CBC adaptation, #ALIASGRACE, directed by Mary Harron. @IndieWire 🎬 #googlexmiamiff
  • 'Death by a Thousand Cuts' addresses rising tensions along the Dominican Republic-Haiti border and larger issues concerning environmental devastation, ethnic violence and the fight over natural resources. 🇭🇹 #haiti #HaitianHeritage #HaitianFlagDay #MovieSpotlight
  • #SerenadeforHaiti captures the resilience and talent of this widely misunderstood country, and the soundtrack highlights outstanding Haitian composers who are largely unknown to international audiences. 🇭🇹 #HaitianHeritage #HaitianFlagDay #MovieSpotlight
  • In celebration of #Haitian Heritage Month and #HaitianFlagDay, Pérez Art Museum Miami will screen #LibertyinaSoup, 2017 #MiamiFF film, TONIGHT! #haiti #pamm 🇭🇹 Tickets:
  • Join us at Miami Dade College’s #TowerTheater #Miami on Wednesday, May 31st for a special presentation of the #documentary #Elián which will be followed by a panel discussion. Tickets:
  • #IDreaminAnotherLanguage raises unexpected questions about identity, cultural preservation, and love. Catch the film at this years #WorldOutGames #Miami on June 2nd. Ernesto Contreras, the film’s director, won our 2015 Knight Grand Prize for #TheObscureSpring. 🎞🏅 Tickets:
  • #AlfonsoCuarón, director of 2002 festival film #YTUMAMATAMBIEN, is back with his new project #ROMA.