About Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen is a Film Programmer with Miami Film Festival. In addition to programming, she also runs the Festival’s membership level for young professionals, CineClub. To learn more, visit http://miamifilmfestival.com/programmers/

SALMA HAYEK AND JOHN LITHGOW GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN ‘BEATRIZ AT DINNER’

By | September 8th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

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 [...]

FAITH IS CHALLENGED IN 2015 VENICE AWARD WINNER ‘FREE IN DEED’

By | September 5th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

Faith-based cinema has been on the steady rise for a while now. Films like Heaven is for Real, God’s Not Dead and Miracles from Heaven have proven to be extremely lucrative, and Hollywood has taken notice, bringing what was once a distinctly niche genre into the mainstream. These films have managed to pull in big name [...]

‘INGRID GOES WEST’ IS A DARK COMEDY FILLED WITH DARK TRUTHS

By | August 18th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

When The Social Network came out back in 2010, more than one film critic dubbed it “a movie that defines a generation,” and it was a sentiment I despised. Yes, the plot revolved around social media. But the crux of that film had nothing to do with the millennial mindset, and the characters at its [...]

FESTIVAL GUEST JAVIER CAMARA STARS IN TRUMAN, NOW PLAYING AT TOWER!

By | April 6th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

Every year, Miami Film Festival welcomes a steady stream of special guests, all of whom add a certain zest to Festival screenings and events. At the recent Festival back in March, there was one guest in particular that stood out: Javier Camara. The star of Pedro Almodovar films such as Talk to Her, Bad Education [...]

2017’s PRECIOUS GEM AWARD HONOREE: SILVIA RIOS

By | February 6th, 2017|COMMUNITY|

As the 34th Miami Film Festival patrons gather for Awards Night on Saturday, March 11th, one very special Award honoree will already be known in advance: Miami Film Society member Silvia Rios Fortun. PLATINUM member Silvia Rios Fortun has been a member of Miami Film Society for 34 consecutive years.  She has never missed an [...]

Miami Film Festival Titles Recognized at 2017 Goya Awards

By | February 2nd, 2017|INDUSTRY NEWS|

With the Goya Awards taking place just a few days away, we’re excited to be cheering on five titles that screened at the 2016 Miami Film Festival & Miami Film Festival’s GEMS, as well as four highly anticipated films that will premiere at the 34th annual Miami Film Festival in March:  Smoke & Mirrors, Maria [...]

ELLE is the Must-See Movie of the Year

By | December 23rd, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

When describing the plot of Elle, one may feel the need to tread lightly. That’s because director Paul Verhoeven’s latest pushes the boundaries of political correctness and – perhaps in some minds – plain good taste. It’s a movie that has every reason not to work, every reason to incite outrage. But against all odds, Elle turns [...]

Director David Frankel Talks Collateral Beauty and Miami Film Festival

By | December 14th, 2016|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and yes -- big, star-studded films. So it’s no surprise that Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Keira Knightley, is being released on December 16, just in time for the holiday season. Not without its competition, Collateral Beauty is [...]

France’s Dueling Divas

By | November 29th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

Catherine Deneuve is the Parisian blonde bombshell best known for films such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle du Jour and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion. Often drawn to the darker corners of cinema, Isabelle Huppert is the alluring, mysterious icon best known for her sadistic role in Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher and La Ceremonie. On December [...]

I, DANIEL BLAKE Wins GEMS Audience Award

By | October 18th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE As we wrap up another successful edition of our fall film event GEMS, we’re excited to introduce yet another incredible film into our Audience Award canon: I, Daniel Blake. Directed by the great British director Ken Loach and winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or [...]

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