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1807, 2019

Festival Programmer Lauren Cohen Promoted to Associate Director of Programming

July 18th, 2019|

Miami Film Festival is pleased to announce the promotion of programmer Lauren Cohen to the position of Associate Director of Programming. In her new role, Cohen will work closely with Director of Programming Jaie Laplante on shaping the Festival’s overall content strategy, philosophy and direction. “Lauren’s sharp eye for great cinema and her affinity for the audience nuances of Miami’s movie-loving public make her a natural choice to have a more influential role in shaping [...]

1507, 2019


July 15th, 2019|

Miami Film Festival announces the NEON Screening Series for the second half of 2019! Ever since its first release just about 2 ½ years ago, the new US Distributor NEON has made a distinct name for itself as a hip, edgy, quality brand that supports exceptional new arthouse and independent cinema for theatrical release. From the Oscar-winning I, Tonya (their highest grossing release to date), to diverse Miami Film Festival selections like Three Identical Strangers, [...]

607, 2019

Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ throws us into a horrific pagan paradise

July 6th, 2019|

Call it cynicism, but we humans tend to get suspicious anytime anything is too cheerful. I’d imagine it’s one of the reasons clowns and dolls have long been horror fixtures; the smiles are just too broad, the eyes just too wide. It’s joy on crack, and our natural inclination is to back away from it. In Midsommar, writer-director Ari Aster bottles this horror trend and takes it to the extreme. Jordan Peele called Midsommar “the [...]

307, 2019

Miamian LULU WANG – Indie Film’s Next Big Star Filmmaker

July 3rd, 2019|

Another filmmaker with Miami roots is at a tipping point – this time, it’s Lulu Wang who is on the verge of becoming the indie film world’s Next Big Thing! Wang’s second feature film, The Farewell, stars rapper and actress Awkwafina, the breakout star of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians. The Farewell premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it received a rapturous response and sparked a bidding war among US distributors, [...]

1005, 2019

Unmissable Festival Favorite DIAMANTINO Returns

May 10th, 2019|

Imagine a Roger Moore-era James Bond film where the Bond girl takes the lead role. In fact, she isn’t a girl at all, but rather a vapid yet sweet, gorgeous male soccer player whose life is upended by global conspiracies and familial trauma. This is Diamantino and it has everything: undercover lesbian agents in love, characters posing as nuns and refugees in order to spy on a famous former soccer player; villainous sisters willing to sell out [...]

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  • Join the team! MDC's @TowerTheaterMIA is hiring a Box Office and Concessions Assistant. Learn more and apply today at → https://t.co/pqFWv7IyJM.
    July 19, 2019
  • Want to be one of the first in Miami to see Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD? Join CineClub, Miami Film Festival’s young professionals club for movie-lovers! Email lauren@miamifilmfestival.com for more info.
    July 19, 2019
  • Miami Film Festival is pleased to announce the promotion of programmer Lauren Cohen to the position of Associate Director of Programming. Read more → https://t.co/K8YJu0Btxc.
    July 18, 2019
  • We wanted to test the accuracy of #FaceApp by using an older actor whose youth we’re familiar with...apologies to Mr. Eastwood for the regrettable result:
    July 18, 2019
  • ROJO, one of the best thrillers to come out of Argentina in recent years, opens this Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA. A subtle and visually astounding comment on a horrifying epoch of Argentine history, ROJO will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets at https://t.co/m2LaIUKyWQ.
    July 16, 2019
  • In a special partnership with @NEONrated, Miami Film Festival will advance preview the distributor’s incredible slate, beginning in July and continuing every month through the fall/winter awards season. Read more → https://t.co/AyNkwiE29f.
    July 16, 2019
  • Miami Film Society members attended the Florida Premiere of THE FAREWELL last night at @TowerTheaterMIA, complete with a wonderful Q&A with director Lulu Wang (@thumbelulu). See what you miss when you aren’t a member? Join now at https://t.co/7P73t8MC9a.
    July 12, 2019
  • 🕺🏽YULI—official selection of #MiamiFF 2019—opens tomorrow at @TowerTheaterMIA. Edilson Manuel Olbera Núñez, who plays the role of a young Yuli in the film, will attend tomorrow's 7pm screening & participate in a post-screening Q&A. Tickets at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    July 11, 2019
  • YULI, a film on the life story of Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, opens this Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA! Tickets at https://t.co/4U0XBN9Cou. #MiamiFF
    July 9, 2019
  • Join the team! MDC's Tower Theater Miami is hiring a Box Office and Concessions Assistant. Learn more and apply today at → https://t.co/pqFWv7IyJM.
    July 8, 2019
  • Calling all filmmakers! 📣 Submissions for our 2019-2020 season are now open! For more information and to submit your film, visit https://t.co/w4NxA2kFF9. #MiamiFF 📽️
    July 8, 2019
  • Read festival programmer Lauren Cohen's take on writer-director @AriAster's @MidsommarMovie → https://t.co/JkU0YK30OE.
    July 8, 2019
  • 🏍 It’s cute when people think that there’s other things to watch on the #FourthofJuly other than TOP GUN. 😎 Spoiler alert: There’s not.
    July 4, 2019
  • Miami native Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' documentary on Nobel Prize-winning author @ToniMorrison opens this Wednesday at @TowerTheaterMIA. Tickets at https://t.co/WlrrKTB5Nc.
    July 1, 2019
  • Miami Film Society is hosting the Florida Premiere of Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL, including a Q&A with Ms. Wang. Want to attend? Make sure your membership is current or join at https://t.co/34J5IdOqXm and email us at membership@miamifilmfestival.com for details.
    July 1, 2019
  • Don’t forget—we’re screening a sneak peek of THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO at @TowerTheaterMIA this Thursday night ahead of its Friday release (at Tower)! 🛹 Tickets available at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    June 26, 2019
  • RT @michelledeidre: In honor of his birthday, Billy Wilder’s screenwriting tips.
    June 23, 2019
  • 😱 Producer @GerardButler and company in search of something on the horizon...the release of their new film #ThemThatFollow at @TowerTheaterMIA! 👀 Keep your eyes peeled for the release date.
    June 21, 2019
  • Learn more about @knightfdn's Knight Arts Challenge at https://t.co/jFFqyAYuPU.
    June 21, 2019