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/
29 08, 2016

Get Ready to Rock!

By |2019-03-11T19:03:06+00:00August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Miami Film Festival is proud to announce the first two titles of the GEMS line-up, and both bring along with them a heavy dose of rock n’ roll. First up: Gimme Danger, directed by Jim Jarmusch. This in-depth documentary relives Iggy Pop’s tumultuous early performances as a member of The Stooges, along with his tendencies [...]

20 05, 2016

Review: 2016 Festival Selection ‘Weiner’ Opens at MDC’s Tower Theater

By |2019-03-11T19:03:07+00:00May 20th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

“The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.” – Marshall McLuhan So begins Weiner, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s energetic, powerhouse documentary about Anthony Weiner. It’s a fitting quote; the former democratic congressman was caught in the middle of a sexting scandal when it came to light that he [...]

20 05, 2016

Miami Film Society Spotlight: THE LAST KING

By |2019-03-11T19:03:08+00:00May 20th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

One of the best perks of being a Miami Film Society member is that it broadens your cinematic horizons. With free monthly screenings specially curated by the Miami Film Festival’s expert programmers, it’s easy to find yourself seeing films you may have never sought out on your own. And that’s when the magic happens. We [...]

12 05, 2016

The Other Side of Summer Cinema

By |2019-03-11T19:03:08+00:00May 12th, 2016|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

Summer movie season is upon us, and with it comes blockbusters and superstars galore. This summer is filled with big movies that look like a ton of fun – Suicide Squad, The BFG, and R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party, just to name a few. But every summer there are those smaller, less flashy releases that [...]

28 04, 2016

Miami Film Festival Alumni Head to 2016 Cannes Film Festival

By |2019-03-11T19:03:08+00:00April 28th, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|0 Comments

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival line-up was recently revealed, and it’s just as glitzy and star-studded as ever. With the world-renowned festival heading into its 69th edition, we look back on some of the Miami Film Festival’s esteemed alumni who are premiering films that are sure to make a splash at Cannes, taking place May [...]

7 04, 2016

Festival Favorite ‘Havana Motor Club’ Takes Miami

By |2019-03-11T19:03:09+00:00April 7th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT, INDUSTRY NEWS|0 Comments

Havana Motor Club has a long, cherished history with Miami International Film Festival. One of the most fascinating events of the 2014 Festival was filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt’s special presentation on his creative process in constructing Havana Motor Club, his portrait of Cuba’s top underground drag racers of classic American cars. Attendees were lucky enough to be treated to [...]

30 03, 2016

GEMS Winner ‘The Clan’ Now Playing at MDC’s Tower Theater

By |2019-03-11T19:03:09+00:00March 30th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

They say truth is stranger than fiction. After seeing The Clan, you’ll be inclined to agree. On the surface the Puccios look like most other families. But something sinister is lurking behind the closed doors of the Puccios’ home. Family patriarch Arquimedes (Guillermo Francella), along with the help of his eldest son (Peter Lanzani) have [...]

28 01, 2016

Foreign Language Oscar Nominees Make Their Way to MDC’s Tower Theater

By |2019-03-11T19:03:10+00:00January 28th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

The Oscars are exactly one month away, and with Hollywood’s biggest night just around the corner, it’s time for film aficionados to get caught up on the buzziest of the nominated titles. The Best Foreign Language Film category is often the trickiest to tackle -- but not in Miami. We have a booming Festival and art [...]

14 01, 2016

Review: Oscar Nominee ‘Mustang’ Opens at MDC’s Tower Theater

By |2019-03-11T19:03:11+00:00January 14th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

When one hears the plot of Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated film Mustang, it’s natural to automatically think of Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. Both stories deal with five beautiful sisters who are sheltered from the outside world due to restrictive guardians, and both tell their dark stories through the lens of a fairy tale, with [...]

10 12, 2015

Staff Picks: Top 10 Best Movies of 2015

By |2019-03-11T19:03:11+00:00December 10th, 2015|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

The new year is finally here, and with it we end another wonderful year of cinema, and begin the long road to the Oscars. Come December, it’s near impossible to avoid the words “Oscar buzz” when browsing through your favorite film blogs. And this year in particular, much of it is very well deserved. Being the [...]

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