Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) will easily stand as one of the most buzzed-about Opening Nights in Miami International Film Festival history—advance ticket sales already ended last week, more than two weeks in advance, and only a RUSH LINE option remains—but you can still get a chance to meet director Damián Szifron at the Patrón Opening Night Gala party by purchasing a ticket today, while those party tickets are still available. Get treated to some fine entrée samples from Miami Argentine restaurants and an all-new Patrón dessert surprise!
Did you know that the Festival actually has FIVE Opening Night films to choose from? Each Festival venue is opening with its own film, and tickets for our Calle Ocho, Miami Beach and Coral Gables openings are still available. Kick off your Festival with one of the four other fantastic options and then join all the filmmakers in town at the Freedom Tower party immediately following your screening.
Oscar-winning (from 2012) director Daniel Junge will be personally presenting the O Cinema Miami Beach opening with his film Being Evel, a thrilling look at the legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, and the complex personality behind that legend. This is also the first of 23 documentaries that you can vote on to give away $10,000 cash for the Knight Documentary Achievement Award, and attending (and voting!) will automatically enter you to win a year’s worth of free movies at Cinépolis in Coconut Grove.
Opening Coral Gables Art Cinema is first-time feature director and Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Award nominee July Jung. She brings us the dangerous, thrilling mystery A Girl at My Door, in which a recovering alcoholic cop is given one shot at redemption—but a damaged young girl may stand in her way of getting back her sanity.
See what’s up with tomorrow’s youth in another thriller, Partners in Crime, that opens Regal South Beach Cinemas. Not the most popular kids in their high school, three teenage boys become amateur detectives as they suspect a fellow classmate of bullying another classmate to death—but the tables turn to a race to prove the truth.
Equally exciting will be the talent of Miami’s young filmmakers at the 5th annual Cinemaslam competition at MDC’s Tower Theater, where jury president Aaron Moorhead (Spring) will be unveiling the grand prize winner from 11 finalists, seven of which are from Miami Dade College.
Don’t be left waiting out in the RUSH LINE for any of your FOUR remaining Opening Night options, or any of our Argentine films as well—will one of these be Argentina’s Oscar entry next year? Butterfly (Mariposas), Sunstrokes (Las insoladas), Easy Sex Sad Movies (Sexo fácil, películas tristes), or Tango Glories (Fermín glorias del tango)? – Jaie Laplante