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711, 2018

‘What They Had’ is a star-studded, authentic look at a family in crisis

November 7th, 2018|

Memory loss has been fodder for quite a few movies in the past decade, from romantic weepies to dramatic depictions of Alzheimer’s disease in Oscar favorites such as Still Alice and Away From Her. Now it’s once again the focal point in writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s family drama, What They Had. But Chomko’s debut doesn’t fall into either of the aforementioned categories. Instead, What They Had can only be described as a more intimate affair, an [...]

2510, 2018

BECOMING ASTRID at 35th Miami Book Fair

October 25th, 2018|

Miami Film Festival is partnering with Miami Book Fair at the Fair’s upcoming 35th Anniversary Edition with a screening of the film BECOMING ASTRID. In the film, young Astrid Lindgren, future author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series, is eager to break free from the confines of her religious upbringing, so she accepts an internship at a local newspaper and attracts the attention of its editor. Astrid becomes pregnant, and later secretly gives birth to [...]

2410, 2018

Rock climbing documentary ‘Free Solo’ is a thrilling big-screen experience

October 24th, 2018|

To watch Free Solo is to willingly thrust yourself into a vertiginous, panic-inducing, heart-palpitating setting for nearly two hours. That right there alone would usually be the highest praise I have to offer a documentary of this nature. But the most impressive part of Free Solo isn’t the astonishing athletic feat that’s on display, nor is it the sweeping, enveloping cinematography that demands to be seen on the biggest screen you can find. No, what makes this transcend just another action documentary is [...]

1510, 2018

CAPERNAUM wins the Gigi Guermont Audience Award!

October 15th, 2018|

After four days of amazing films, Miami audiences have voted CAPERNAUM as the winner of the Gigi Guermont Audience Award. Directed by Nadine Labaki, the film's politically-fueled drama has a unique storyline that brings attention to the issues of children in Beirut’s slums. The film was also winner of the Jury Prize at 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is Lebanon's official entry for the 2019 Academy Awards. Still from CAPERNAUM Thank you [...]

810, 2018

Meet Goya Award-winning Bárbara Lennie at GEMS 2018

October 8th, 2018|

One of the finest actors of her generation, Spain’s Bárbara Lennie achieved international attention when she played a young filmmaker questing to capture the essence of a small town in Montxo Armendáriz’s Obaba (2005), and in the process discovered herself. That role provided a neatly microcosmic glimpse of the complex screen persona that Lennie would construct in the array of dazzling performances that have followed since. Still from Petra Her next major breakthrough came [...]

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