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Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland’s The Leisure Seeker is the Big Winner at Miami Film Festival GEMS 2017

The Florida Project and German Oscar contender In The Fade Runners-Up in Audience Award Balloting Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland’s upcoming drama from Sony Pictures Classics, The Leisure Seeker, was the big winner at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival GEMS 2017 event, which wrapped in Miami Sunday night. A24’s The Florida Project, directed by Sean Baker, and In The Fade, Magnolia Pictures’ Oscar hopeful starring Diane Kruger, were the two runners-up in voting for the coveted Gigi Guermont Audience Award at the 3rd annual edition of the Festival’s fall awards-season event. The Florida Project [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: SPECIAL EDITION|


If the Trump era has taught us one thing, it’s that some differences are irreconcilable; you can talk at each other for hours, and those at opposites sides of an argument will never see eye-to-eye. Beatriz at Dinner doesn’t do anything to help assuage the unpleasant nature of this basic truth. There’s no sugar-coating, and there are far fewer laughs than the film’s marketing would have you believe. In writer Mike White and director Miguel Arteta’s latest collaboration, we experience a war of words that feels like War of the Worlds. Beatriz (Salma Hayek) is a healer. Doug (John Lithgow) [...]

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  • YES! #FACESPLACES will be at @TowerTheaterMIA starting this Friday. Tickets:
    October 17, 2017
  • #LifeAndNothingMore US Premiere #GemsFF 2017 @TowerTheaterMIA
    October 17, 2017
  • #FACESPLACES by @JRart and #AgnesVarda SOLD OUT - Playing now at #GemsFF 2017 @TowerTheaterMIA
    October 15, 2017
  • We are at FULL CAPACITY w/ "InTheFade" @TowerTheaterMIA 🙌🏼💎#GemsFF
    October 14, 2017
  • YAY! Las joyas de La Corona (The Crown's Jewels) 💎 #GemsFF 📸 Amazing moment captured by @tatogomezfoto
    October 14, 2017
  • Thank you! #GemsFF @TowerTheaterMIA opening night was a success!
    October 13, 2017
  • 🎨🍑 POSTER ART versions of our opening night #GemsFF film #CallMeByYourName:
    October 11, 2017
  • The stars of our OPENING NIGHT FILM #CallMeByYourName are @armiehammer & @RealChalamet:
    October 10, 2017
  • Jumping of excitement! In three days we open the Miami Film Festival #GemsFF 2017! 💎
    October 9, 2017
  • RT @cinecasual: #GemsFF: Una probadita del mejor cine iberoamericano en Miami. 🌴
    October 6, 2017
  • Magical screening! @Lilfilm' @FloridaProject opens at 💎#GemsFF 10/15!
    October 6, 2017
  • Almost there! #GemsFF 🎬 #TheLeisureSeeker is coming to @TowerTheaterMIA Sunday, October 15!
    October 5, 2017
  • RT @thompowers: My day is made. Coming soon to @PureNonfiction: Agnès Varda & @JRart
    October 4, 2017
  • 💔 Heartbroken #PrayForLasVegas
    October 2, 2017
  • What's "Art" to you ? #THESQUARE #ElisabethMoss #ClaesBang October 14th. 💎 #GemsFF:
    September 27, 2017
  • Are you weird? Film #TheWorkShop (L'ATELIER) leaves us intrigued. #GemsFF 2017
    September 24, 2017
  • Florida in Miami Film Festival #GEMSFF 2017 Spotlight
    September 22, 2017
  • See you at 7PM @TowerTheaterMIA @carpinterosfilm
    September 21, 2017
  • 💎 #GemsFF is THE Film Festival Event of October! Tickets go on sale tomorrow! get on it 💎
    September 21, 2017
  • #LifeAndNotingMore Add it to your schedule Friday, October 13th
    September 20, 2017


  • US Premiere of #cantsaygoodbye (No Sé Decir Adiós) with special guests, director @linoescalera and Consul General of Spain in Miami Candido Cries. Thank you to the great audiences we had that day at #GemsFF @towertheatermiami / ❤️🎬 - Video by @andresanartes
  • One of the most unforgettable experiences at #GemsFF was definitely the VR Escape. #VirtualReality, 360 degrees short films powered by @ryotnews directed by @alohemingway SO COOL!
  • Ua película que hay que ver // Basada en los hechos ocurridos en 1988 que involucraron el asesinato de 14 hombres en la localidad apureña de El Amparo cerca del río Arauca, borde de Columbia y Venezuela. / MUST SEE FILM about the event in October 1988, when 14 men were murdered by the Venezuelan military in El Amparo, a village near the Arauca River. / Playing in @towertheatermiami Friday 25th.
  • One of our favorite #GemsFF moments was our opening night with the film #CallMeByYourName and 'A Taste Of Alta Italia' reception party @towertheatermiami / What was your favorite GEMS moment?
  • YES let's celebrate! #FACESPLACES will be at @towertheatermiami starting this Friday. Go and watch this beautiful 'faces' documentary by @agnes.varda and French artist @jr - here in this picture with stunning Jennifer Lawrence #JLaw at the LA premiere of their film.
  • LIFE AND NOTHING MORE US Premiere with special guests director Antonio Méndez Esparza, Actors Regina Williams and Robert Williams and Performances by @nephiilove and @sekajipo #GemsFF 2017 all in the ❤️ of #littlehavana @towertheatermiami // 🎥 @andresanartes music beat by @jeandrums
  • Supporting Miami talent! It is great collaborating with @miamisbestgraffitiguide! #GemsFF 2017
  • The audience award winner #GemsFF 2017 is #THELEISURESEEKER starring @helenmirren and #DonaldSutherland
  • One the glorious moments of #GemsFF 2017 was the @mandolinmiami reception at the pre-screening of #SonOfSofia film inside the movie theater at @towertheatermiami. Thank you to @mrsmandolin for preparing herself this beautiful, mediterranean hospitality. // These lively photographs, done by @tatogomez
  • And just like that we officially closed #GemsFF 2017 at @towertheatermiami, full of joy for all the success and love received by filmmakers, the press, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, team members and most importantly you, our film lovers. Thank you for supporting @mdcollege, @miamifilm GEMS 2017! Thank you to the inspiring @angelesalmuna and the amazing photographer @tatogomez.
  • His guitar Vs the world #EricClapton #GemsFF 2017
  • #EricClapton LIFE IN 12 BARS is our last #GemsFF of the night! Playing now @towertheatermiami
  • #FACESPLACES Playing Now at #GemsFF 2017 @towertheatermiami
  • French Artist @jr co-directs #FACESPLACES along with @agnes.varda. His photo-truck—painted to resemble a giant camera travel from village to village, where they meet locals, talk to them about their lives and create immense portraits of them, which are mounted on buildings throughout their communities. // #FACESPLACES Opens now at #GemsFF @towertheatermiami
  • FLORIDA PREMIERE of @festivaldecannes winner documentary film #FACESPLACES by @agnes.varda and @jr // #GemsFF 2017 @towertheatermiami // Here Agnés with #AngelinaJolie