15 07, 2019

NEW SCREENING SERIES

By |2019-07-17T09:51:00-04:00July 15th, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT, SPECIAL EDITION, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

Miami Film Festival announces the NEON Screening Series for the second half of 2019! Ever since its first release just about 2 ½ years ago, the new US Distributor NEON has made a distinct name for itself as a hip, edgy, quality brand that supports exceptional new arthouse and independent cinema for theatrical release. From [...]

3 07, 2019

Miamian LULU WANG – Indie Film’s Next Big Star Filmmaker

By |2019-07-03T15:32:27-04:00July 3rd, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT, INDUSTRY NEWS|0 Comments

Another filmmaker with Miami roots is at a tipping point – this time, it’s Lulu Wang who is on the verge of becoming the indie film world’s Next Big Thing! Wang’s second feature film, The Farewell, stars rapper and actress Awkwafina, the breakout star of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians. The Farewell premiered at the 2019 [...]

10 04, 2019

Zac Efron stars as Ted Bundy in Miami-set ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

By |2019-04-11T11:22:04-04:00April 10th, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

  Zac Efron became an overnight teen sensation after playing heartthrob Troy Bolton in Disney’s High School Musical. Ted Bundy was an infamous serial killer known for having murdered at least 30 women in brutal fashion before he was executed in a Florida prison. That their paths should cross via Efron’s latest film, Extremely Wicked, [...]

2 04, 2019

Shorts For The Win

By |2019-04-04T14:01:36-04:00April 2nd, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT, SPECIAL EDITION, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

What is the hottest trend in cinema so far in 2019? Surprise – short film programs! This year, the annual theatrical touring program of Oscar Nominated Shorts set a series-high box office record in 2019 ($3.53 million), and at the recent 36th edition of Miami Film Festival, four separate shorts programs were among the [...]

9 12, 2018

‘Shoplifters’ is a deeply moving look at the meaning of family

By |2019-03-11T19:02:38-04:00December 9th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

In Shoplifters, family isn’t something you’re necessarily born with – it’s something you build. Winner of the top prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is a film with a bottomless amount of compassion, one that very well may be one of the most emotional movie-going experiences of the year. In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s [...]

7 11, 2018

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

By |2019-03-11T19:02:38-04:00November 7th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 10, 2018

BECOMING ASTRID at 35th Miami Book Fair

By |2019-03-11T19:02:39-04:00October 25th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 10, 2018

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

By |2019-03-11T19:02:39-04:00October 24th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

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 [...]

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