MEDIA ALERT

 

For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2011

 

Miami International Film Festival and W South Beach Hotel & 

Residences to host Florida Premiere of Julio Jorquera’s 

“My Last Round” with Director Jorquera in attendance for Q&A session

 

Miami, FL — The 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), will present the Florida premiere of Julio Jorquera’s Chilean/Argentine co-production My Last Round (Mi Último Round) on Wednesday, August 31st at 8:30 p.m. as part of MIFF and W South Beach Hotel & Residences’ summer Dive-In Outdoor Monthly Film Series.

 

My Last Round world premiered in Chile late last year and had its U.S. premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this past May, and is currently scheduled to appear in numerous other international film festivals, from Rio de Janeiro to Warsaw.

 

My Last Round is writer/director Julio Jorquera’s debut feature film.  His previous credits include production management on seven feature films, most notably, Dawson, Isla 10 and The Good Life, both of which screened at MIFF, and works closely with Andrés Wood Producciones of Santiago, Chile. My Last Round is a powerful drama about a struggling small-town Chilean boxer, Octavio (working as a hairdresser during the day to make ends meet), who falls in love with Hugo, a troubled young man searching for his true self. The couple moves to capital city Santiago with energized dreams of building a life together and protecting their love from a harsh world, in a story that recalls Rocky and Brokeback Mountain in equal measures.

 

WHO:

Julio Jorquera director of My Last Round (Mi Último Round)

George Cozonis, general manager of the W South Beach Hotel & Residences

Jaie Laplante, executive director of the Miami International Film Festival.

 

EVENTS:        

Interviews with director Julio Jorquera; Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30th and 31st at

W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 33139

(Contact Tatyana Chiocchetti for all interview requests, tatyana@miamifilmfestival.com 305-237-7879)

 

Complimentary Caipirinha Bar, Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

W South Beach Hotel & Residences (WET deck), 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

Only for MIFF’s Miami Film Society members and W South Beach Hotel guests.

 

Florida Premiere, Wednesday, August 31 at 8:30 p.m. W South Beach Hotel & Residences

(WET deck), 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Admission is complimentary with RSVP to info@miamifilmfestival.com.
MDC Media Contacts: Juan Mendieta – MDC’s director of communications – 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu; Tere Estorino, MDC director of media relations, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu;  Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu; Tarnell Carroll at tcarroll@mdc.edu; or Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu.
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